Overland Park, Kansas (October 14, 2014) – QTS Realty Trust’s (NYSE: QTS) mega facility, QTS Dallas-Fort Worth, prepares for opening with the completion of Phase I construction and the launch of Phase II. QTS is one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities and managed services, and a leader in security and compliance.
The addition of QTS Dallas-Fort Worth aligns with QTS’ development strategy to obtain and revitalize large, infrastructure-rich properties in high-demand and growing data center markets to provide custom data center, colocation and cloud solutions - known as the QTS 3Cs. The new facility complements QTS’ current presence in some of the nation’s top data center markets including Atlanta, New York City/New Jersey, Silicon Valley and Virginia, and its planned expansion into Chicago. Similar to the development of QTS’ Atlanta-Metro and Richmond, Virginia mega data centers, QTS Dallas-Fort Worth will be brought online in phases.
QTS has transformed the former semiconductor manufacturing facility into a state-of-the-art mega data center. The 40-acre campus features a 700,000 square foot, LEED-designed facility, with the capacity to increase by 600,000 square feet, for a total of 1.3 million. Phase I construction includes 26,000 square feet of raised floor and Phase II will add an additional 26,000 square feet of raised floor. The campus features eight column-free data halls, each ranging from 25,000 to 30,000 square feet, with multilayered security and the ability for customers to customize their environment.
QTS Dallas-Fort Worth is powered by a QTS owned, on-site 140MW dual-fed substation, providing reliable, uninterrupted power. Air- and water-cooled chillers housed in a central utility building add increased redundancy and energy efficiency throughout the facility. In addition, the facility’s diverse fiber network connections will allow QTS to provide carrier-neutral connectivity with maximum flexibility. Data center connectivity is provided by multiple carriers including FPL FiberNet, TW Telecom, UPN and Zayo.
QTS’ Dallas-Fort Worth data center will offer the company’s comprehensive platform of data center products – custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed services (C3) – built to meet complex, hybrid IT infrastructure requirements.
“We are excited by the level of interest in QTS Dallas Fort-Worth and have already leased more than 26,000 square feet across all 3Cs,” said Jim Reinhart, Chief Operating Officer, Development and Operations - QTS. “More than ever, today’s dynamic business environments demand reliable, scalable IT services and outstanding support. For this reason, we look forward to introducing the QTS difference to the Dallas-Fort Worth market.”
Additional details about QTS Dallas-Fort Worth are available in a video on www.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.