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October 08, 2014

QTS Signs Crabtree & Evelyn as New Customer

Data Center Leader’s Managed Hosting Solution Supports International Retailer’s Growth Needs

Overland Park, Kansas (October 8, 2014) – QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities and cloud services, and a leader in security and compliance, has been selected by international retailer Crabtree & Evelyn to provide a fully managed hosting environment to support their cloud-based application.

Crabtree & Evelyn choose the QTS hosting solution to support their rapid growth and future application expansion. QTS’ infrastructure, management tools and staff will provide a secure, high-availability performance environment to maximize performance and cost-effectiveness.

“As a global retailer running multiple cloud-based applications, Crabtree & Evelyn required a service provider they could trust,” said Dan Bennewitz, Chief Operating Officer, Sales and Marketing - QTS. “Our scalable, secure hosting solution combined with quick implementation capabilities were key to their selection of QTS.”

Crabtree & Evelyn was founded in 1972 and started as a small, family-run business. It is now an international retail brand that is known for its fragrances, body care products, fine foods and gifts.

“QTS was able to swiftly put a plan in place to provide our company with the flexibility needed to run existing cloud applications and allow for us to plan for future growth,” said, Martin Townsend, Director of Information Technology - Crabtree & Evelyn. “This will only strengthen our ability to serve our growing customer base.”

QTS has expanded their cloud offerings with the Enterprise and Federal Cloud. QTS’ Enterprise Cloud features include a virtual data center, self-management interface, on-line software catalogs, performance based storage and efficient resource utilization that guarantees availability and flexibility. QTS Federal Cloud will deliver a compliant, scalable and secure virtual data centers for federal and government agencies.

About Crabtree & Evelyn
A pioneer in botanical formulations for over 40 years, Crabtree & Evelyn searches the world for luxurious ingredients and fragrance experiences to create indulgent moments to enjoy every day. Inspired by John Evelyn, the 17th century renaissance Englishman whose travels for rare botanicals and plants and whose motto 'explore everything. Keep the best' inspire us to this day. The Crabtree & Evelyn logo is a nod to our pioneering, botanical heritage – the crabapple tree is the original species from which all cultivated apple trees have derived. Crabtree & Evelyn is available online and in more than 65 countries, with over 5,000 locations and 200 wholly owned retail stores worldwide. For more information or to purchase products, please visit or call 800.CRABTREE.

About QTS
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading national provider of data center solutions and fully managed services and a leader in security and compliance. The company offers a complete, unique portfolio of core data center products, including custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed services (C3), providing the flexibility, scale and security needed to support the rapidly evolving hybrid infrastructure demands of web and IT applications. With 12 data centers in eight states, QTS owns, operates and manages approximately 4.7 million square feet of secure, state-of-the-art data center infrastructure and supports more than 850 customers. QTS' Critical Facility Management (CFM) can provide increased efficiency and greater performance for third-party data center owners and operators. For more information about QTS, please visit, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.
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