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June 02, 2016

QTS Announces Connectivity Options for New Chicago Mega Data Center

Robust connectivity a key component to fully integrated platform
Overland Park, Kan (June 2, 2016) Responding to increasing demand for mission critical data center capacity and connectivity-rich options in Chicago, QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), an international provider of data centers, managed hosting and cloud services, today announced robust connectivity options for its new Chicago mega data center currently under development.

Leading telecommunications, fiber and dark fiber carriers, including AT&T, Comcast, Level 3, Sunesys, Windstream, and Zayo will be in place to provide direct access to long haul fiber networks for enterprises in Chicago’s Central Business District and surrounding areas.

QTS is in discussion with others expressing interest in establishing a network presence based on QTS’ plans for additional enterprise, government and service provider customers coming online.

Located downtown with abundant dark fiber ring options to 350 E. Cermak Street, as well as 100+ network carriers and partners, QTS Chicago will feature abundant connectivity with low latency in a carrier neutral facility.

When completed, QTS Chicago will feature 317,000 square feet of capacity and 24 megawatts of critical power and is the latest addition to QTS’ expanding, integrated platform of data centers with its grand opening scheduled for mid-July.

“We are focused on delivering the most compelling portfolio of IT infrastructure solutions for Chicago’s Central Business District," said Dan Bennewitz, Chief Operations Officer, Sales and Marketing - QTS. “With diverse robust connectivity options in place, our new downtown mega data center is poised to deliver the most secure, scalable and highly flexible data center and hybrid infrastructure solutions for enterprises and government organizations seeking both performance and business value.”

QTS’ data center and IT infrastructure solutions are powered QTS network services that provide high speed access for colocation, managed hosting, and cloud solutions deployed in a hybrid model blending traditional colocation, dedicated (private), and multi-tenant.

QTS Chicago features the transformation of the iconic Chicago Sun-Times facility into a Tier 3 compliant mega data center on Chicago’s south side. It will serve as QTS’ Midwest hub delivering its full portfolio of highly compliant IT infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) featuring customizable data center solutions, colocation hosting, managed hosting, hybrid cloud, and disaster recovery services for the enterprise and government organizations. Situated on a 30 acre campus, QTS Chicago is highly secure and monitored 24x7x365 by QTS’ Operations Services Center (OSC), and on-site network teams and building management systems.

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