The challenges data-center channel partners face today are more numerous and complex than ever.
Colocation provider QTS Realty Trust's latest version of its homegrown Service Delivery Platform (SDP) software builds on the platform's operational and infrastructure management capabilities with increased datacenter automation and more API integrations.
QTS' Ashburn data center is an ambitious three story facility designed to maximize usage of the available real estate in a market that has a lot less physical elbow room than it once did. When all four phases are complete, it will span some 180,000 square feet of raised floor data center space across 12 data halls. It will feature some 32MW of power, and the property has another 15 acres on which for QTS can add additional space as well as another 16MW of power.
QTS has launched a new data center in Ashburn, Northern Virginia, with a financial services firm as the anchor tenant • The wholesale lease is for about 2MW, a type of deal seen more frequently with hyperscale cloud platforms • The new facility is geared toward hyperscale clients, but the deal shows that traditional enterprises also see value in hyperscale-like economics and being in the world’s hottest data center market
QTS has moved the first customers into its new Ashburn data center, making the first hall in a planned 32MW facility available in just 10 months.
Over the last two decades, the data center has become one of the core pillars of modern internet infrastructure. Along that path has been a lot of construction, a lot of M&A, and a lot of money well spent. QTS Data Centers has been somewhat less active in the headlines than some of its REIT brethren, preferring a mostly organic route to its current $2.5B marketcap, but it has been a big part of the sector's expansion. With us today to talk about QTS's unique approach to the data center space is Clint Heiden, who joined the company recently as Chief Revenue Officer.
Entering the data center that occupies the former Chicago Sun-Times’ printing facility is like walking through the set of a James Bond film.
With the passage of House Bill 696, the state is poised to become the second-largest market on the East Coast, according to QTS Executive Vice President Butch Goldi. The industry veteran touches on the impacts and challenges of the new business landscape.
“Demand for scale and speed delivered at the right economics is opening the door for a new breed of Hyperscale Service Provider being sought by the biggest Internet-based businesses.” – Chris Ortbals, QTS.
We're excited to have Dave McCall, Director of Technology Office at QTS Data Centers, on this episode of Tech-Casting with Opex! Tune in for this interesting and hilarious conversation on the shift that QTS is making, software-defined data centers, the focus on digitizing, and much more!
American multinational investment bank and financial services company Citi will supply QTS Realty Trust’s massive data center in Irving, Texas, with 100 percent renewable power.
This week QTS continued its evolution as it announced a restructuring that sharpens its focus on the hyperscale opportunity, including a major step back from in-house cloud computing and managed services, which had been a pillar of its “3Cs” approach to the market. QTS says its will focus on providing colocation “on-ramps” to major clouds, rather than delivering those cloud services itself.