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June 14, 2016

QTS Renews 3.1 PCI DSS Compliance at Three Mega Data Centers

Certification acknowledges company’s adherences to credit card security best practices
Overland Park, Kan. (June 14, 2016) – QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities, managed hosting and cloud services, has renewed its PCI DSS v3.1 compliance certification for colocation services at its Atlanta-Metro, Atlanta-Suwanee and Richmond data centers.

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a worldwide information security standard set by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council to help control and minimize fraud risks and reduce the ability to compromise sensitive information. On April 30, 2016, QTS received from its Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) the PCI DSS v3.1 Report on Compliance (ROC) and Attestation of Compliance (AOC) for colocation services covering its three data centers for another year.

The PCI DSS standard has more than 100 rigorous and rigid requirements that providers must meet. The PCI DSS standard is an information security standard to ensure cardholder data is secure for all applications, systems and network infrastructure that impact the security of the cardholder data. QTS has implemented a complex network architecture to meet the robust PCI DSS policy, procedures and control requirements.

“At QTS we have a dedicated team working around the clock to keep our systems in compliance and our customers’ data safe,” said Oliver Schmidt, Chief Audit Executive – QTS. “Achieving our compliance with PCI DSS v3.1 requirements that are considered industry best practices, aligns with our commitment to providing the highest level of protection to our customers.”

The Dallas-Fort Worth mega data center is expected to receive its PCI ROC and AOC in July to become QTS’ fourth PCI DSS v3.1 compliant data center.

About QTS
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading provider of secure, compliant data center, hybrid cloud and managed services. QTS features the nation’s only fully integrated technology services platform providing flexible, scalable solutions for the federal government, financial services, healthcare and high tech industries. QTS owns, operates or manages more than 5 million square feet of data center space and supports more than 1,000 customers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. In addition, QTS' Critical Facilities Management (CFM) provides increased efficiency and greater performance for third-party data center owners and operators. For more information, please visit, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS. 
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