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Travis Wright, Site Director at QTS’ Irving and Fort Worth data centers, was named to The Dallas 500 – a list of North Texas’ most influential business leaders compiled by the editors of D CEO, a publication of D Magazine.
QTS CloudRamp is the industry’s first turnkey, colocation solution for AWS customers. The solution is prebuilt, preconfigured and integrated with AWS cloud services. QTS CloudRamp was designed for customers needing short-term, AWS-connected colocation for cloud migration, or for longer-term hybrid IT workloads. It features flexible terms, including monthly options, automated onboarding, and is available for purchase online on AWS Marketplace.
Telia Carrier’s extensive fiber network and advanced network services further expand QTS’ ability to provide low latency connectivity and reinforce QTS as the largest provider in Richmond with more than one terabit of on-net capacity. Large companies and hyperscale providers have significant requirements for capacity and high-speed global reach. QTS Richmond’s proximity to Ashburn, Virginia to the north and the new Virginia Beach Cable Landing (VBCL) to the south, make the facility particularly attractive.
Company has agreed to acquire a total of 52 acres of land in Ashburn, Virginia in two parcels for a total purchase price of $53 million. The first parcel, representing 24 acres and a $17 million purchase price, closed during the third quarter of 2017. The second parcel, representing 28 acres and a $36 million purchase price, closed subsequent to the end of the third quarter of 2017. The combined site is located adjacent to QTS’ existing Vault campus in Dulles, Virginia, and provides significant capacity to support the Company’s ongoing growth in the nation’s largest Tier 1 data center market. In addition, the combined land parcels enhance the company’s strategic options in the Northern Virginia market where available land for development has become increasingly scarce. QTS believes the new combined site can ultimately support a total of more than 700,000 square feet of raised floor capacity and 140 megawatts of gross power.
QTS was chosen to develop and host a compliant, cloud-based solution that could accommodate multiple states with the expectation of achieving high levels of commonality. QTS provided a VMware-centric, hybrid IT solution that integrates QTS’ FedRAMP-compliant Government cloud and colocation services from QTS’ Dulles, VA and Phoenix, AZ data centers.
Richmond-IX expands QTS Richmond’s Internet ecosystem and simplifies network strategies by providing diverse connectivity options. The new deployment allows customers to manage network traffic in a cost-effective way. Additionally, QTS’ connectivity strategy includes plans to deploy similar regional connectivity hubs across its national portfolio.
HPC, enabled by QTS’ Hybrid Cloud Management Platform (HCMP) and the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform, is a software-defined private cloud that runs advanced applications and workloads in a multi-cloud IT environment. Organizations benefit from significantly higher levels of automation, control and visibility into managed public and private cloud instances from a single console view.
QTS and its predecessor have achieved 99.999 percent or greater uptime at its world-class data center facilities since 2008.
QTS Service Delivery Platform (SDP), the industry’s first platform engineered to support integrated hybrid IT needs. New features include: online ordering for Remote Hands and Eyes (RHE), sensor analytics, CloudAnalyst, hybrid cloud management platform integration and a mobile application.
Megaport is part of QTS’ multi-phased approach to expand its carrier-neutral cloud ecosystem and simplify customer network strategies by providing diverse connectivity for cloud and hybrid IT environments.
QTS’ Irving hyperscale customer is executing on its plan to incrementally increase its capacity. The company initially selected QTS in 2016 to deliver on its hyperscale growth strategy and is now expanding by an additional two megawatt HyperBlock with the option to scale by an additional two megawatts over time.
The Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and online retailing are driving demand for increased computing power and capacity. Large enterprises and public cloud providers, known as hyperscale companies, are constantly monitoring the need to scale with additional capacity quickly and affordably. While some hyperscale companies are consuming significant concentrated megawatt deployments, QTS has seen a trend toward hyperscale companies taking multiple small block deployments over a period of time to reduce risk and increase agility.