CHICAGO (July 15, 2016) – In response to increasing demand for integrated IT solutions and mission critical data center capacity in downtown Chicago, QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), an international provider of data centers, managed hosting and cloud services, recently opened a new mega data center at 2800 S. Ashland Avenue. Today, QTS is announcing that Chicago Deputy Mayor Steve Koch, World Business Chicago and other dignitaries will officially dedicate Chicago’s newest data center today at 11 a.m. CT.
“This data center is restoring an iconic building and giving it a 21st-century purpose,” Mayor Emanuel said. “Chicago is a global hub for innovation and technology, and this QTS data center will help the city build on that reputation for years to come. Welcome to Chicago!”
“We thank Mayor Emanuel, World Business Chicago and the Chicago community for the support they have shown,” said Chad Williams, Chairman and CEO - QTS. “QTS Chicago is a significant addition to our platform and we are pleased by the early and positive response from both local Chicago businesses, as well as national enterprises who are interested in the city’s central location within the country.”
QTS transformed the iconic Chicago Sun-Times facility into a mega data center, which will serve as QTS’ Midwest hub to deliver its fully integrated portfolio featuring customizable data center solutions, colocation, managed hosting, hybrid cloud and disaster recovery services for enterprise and government organizations.
Chicago has long been a business hub and is a center of high performance, next-generation technology service providers. Its vast fiber network infrastructure, and reliable and abundant energy serves the region’s dispersed business community, including the financial services, healthcare, technology and consumer packaged goods industries.
The dedication will be followed by an open house from 2 to 6 p.m. CT. Interested companies can tour the new 317,000 square foot facility and industry experts will be on hand to answer questions. The open house will feature local food trucks, tours and giveaways.
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 www.qtsdatacenters.com, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.
World Business Chicago
Chaired by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, World Business Chicago drives regional economic growth. WBC collaborates to create jobs, cultivate talent, and put Chicago at the forefront of the global economy. A unique public-private partnership, WBC engages business and community leaders to advance Chicago’s Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs.