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December 12, 2014

QTS Completes 2014 SOC 1 and SOC 2 Audits

Information Security and Compliance Leader Completes Annual Independent Audits
Overland Park, Kan. (December 12, 2014) – QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities and cloud services, has completed its annual American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Service Organization Control 1 Type II (SOC 1 Type II) and Service Organization Control 2 Type II (SOC 2 Type II) audit reports. A Big Four public accounting and auditing firm issued the reports after an examination of QTS’ description of its systems, and related control objectives and control procedures.

“QTS maintains a rigorous commitment to the security and compliance of our data center facilities and our customers’ data,” said Kurt Manske, Vice President of Corporate IT and Compliance. “As an outsourced data center and cloud provider, our customers place great trust in our ability to protect their most valuable information and technology assets. Our commitment to working with an independent auditor to obtain these reports is evidence of our commitment to honor that trust.”

The regulatory compliance, security and controls related to protecting data and systems are top priorities for today’s enterprises, and QTS is committed to the logical and physical security of its customers’ information assets. QTS’ SOC 1 Type II and SOC 2 Type II reports are independent assurance that QTS’ independent service auditor has formally evaluated and issued an opinion on the description and the suitability of design and operating effectiveness of applicable controls.

The QTS SOC 1 Type II report covers the period from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014 and included controls relative to QTS’ colocation and custom data center services.

The QTS SOC 2 report covers the period from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014 and includes the security, availability, and confidentiality Trust Principles for QTS systems and controls and provides users with operational assurance across QTS’ 3C platform – custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed services (C3).

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 www.qtsdatacenters.com, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.
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