Overland Park, Kansas (October 14, 2014) – QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS) is applying a new integrated approach to data center management by offering QTS Critical Facilities Management (CFM) to enterprise data center owners. On October 1, QTS began executing its first CFM contract with Atos, an international information technology services firm, for management of the McGraw Hill Financial data center.
QTS leverages its fully integrated technology service platform to deliver greater efficiencies and effectiveness for private data center owners who require maximum uptime and exceptional performance. In addition, QTS gives CFM customers a sale-leaseback option.
With more than 10 years of experience in mega data center ownership and operation, QTS applies its proven process and operating procedures to deliver an innovative approach to a large portion of the market that is not currently outsourced. According to industry analyst Frost & Sullivan, the emerging North American CFM market is anticipated to gross $3 billion in 2014, with a 38 percent increase in outsourced CFM services globally in the next three to five years.
QTS CFM provides data center owners an expert, single-source partner that provides comprehensive mechanical, electrical, data center and physical operations. Plus, QTS brings its industry leading security and compliance capabilities to their facilities management offering.
QTS’ model includes four integrated components: the QTS Center of Excellence, which provides uniform training and education for all data center facility managers; the QTS Master Playbook, a comprehensive and proven framework, including operations, compliance and audit; QTS CFM Monitors and Rapid Response provided through the 24x7x365 QTS Operations Support Center; and QTS High-Touch Customer Experience for day-to-day management support.
“As a data center owner and operator, entering the CFM market was a natural progression for QTS,” said Dan Bennewitz, Chief Operating Officer, Sales and Marketing – QTS. “Compared to traditional CFM providers, we believe our unique model delivers higher value and greater performance.”
QTS has selected veteran critical facility management operations executive Danny Crocker as Executive Vice President Sales and Operations for the CFM group. With more than 15 years’ experience in the global CFM industry with employers including Jones Lang LaSalle and CBRE, Crocker has served Fortune 5 companies with more than 44 million square feet of Tier 1 data center space.
“Danny’s background and experience managing facilities for one of the country’s largest banks and a multinational insurance company make him the ideal person to lead our CFM group,” said Bennewitz.
QTS CFM will be showcased at QTS’ Dallas-Fort Worth Dedication and Open House on October 15, 2014 and will be represented at several industry events in the coming months, including Data Center World on October 19th and 7x24 Exchange on October 26th. For more information, visit qtsdatacenters.com.
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 www.qtsdatacenters.com, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.