Overland Park, Kansas (April 25, 2016) – QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing data center providers announces one of the world’s largest cloud provider companies has doubled its custom data center agreement to support its rapid growth.
The hyperscale cloud provider selected QTS in early 2016 to provide more than 20,000 square feet and four megawatts of power. The new agreement dramatically increases the company’s usage to a total of 40,000 square feet and eight megawatts of power at the LEED Gold certified QTS Dallas-Fort Worth mega data center. The rapid pace of expansion was driven by the fast growing use of cloud services, coupled with QTS’ ability to quickly scale to its clients’ needs.
The customer joins a growing list of large public and private cloud providers choosing QTS for its scalable world-class facilities, security and compliance capabilities, and industry-leading customer service. This customer win comes after QTS’ recent announcement of Virtustream, an enterprise-class cloud provider and EMC Federation company, as a new customer and partner.
“We continue to focus on delivering the industry’s only fully integrated platform,” said Chad Williams, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer – QTS. “This customer addition is further proof that our approach is earning the trust of leading cloud players here in Dallas and across our global footprint.”
Known as an industry-leader in security and compliance, QTS is well positioned to successfully service a wide range of cloud customers as well as support its own cloud solutions. QTS recently announced the expanded availability of its Enterprise Cloud from QTS Atlanta-Suwanee and QTS Santa Clara to now include QTS Dallas-Fort Worth.
Williams continued, “Our understanding of the emerging hybrid IT ecosystem is enabling us to develop solutions that meet varied and complex needs of our customers. Customer growth, across all segments of our company, proves we can add real value no matter the workload and environment – enterprise, colocation and cloud."
The QTS Dallas-Fort Worth data center is 700,000 square feet with the capacity to increase by 600,000 square feet for a total of 1.3 million square feet. The purpose-built facility is structurally reinforced and built with 90’ subterranean concrete piers that isolate the building from movement. In addition, the facility’s robust, diverse fiber network connections allow QTS to provide carrier-neutral connectivity with maximum flexibility, providing customer access to the area’s numerous network providers.
QTS will open its newest mega data center in downtown Chicago in the former Chicago Sun-Times printing plant later this summer.
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading provider of secure, compliant data center solutions, hybrid cloud and fully managed services. QTS’ integrated technology service platform of custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed services (C3) provides flexible, scalable, secure IT solutions for web and IT applications. QTS' Critical Facilities Management (CFM) provides increased efficiency and greater performance for third-party data center owners and operators. QTS owns, operates or manages 24 data centers and supports more than 1,000 customers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit www.qtsdatacenters.com, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.