Overland Park, Kan. (December 10, 2014) – QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities and cloud services, and a leader in security and compliance, has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) compliance for their QTS Federal Cloud solution. Veris Group, a leading, accredited FedRAMP third party assessment organization (3PAO), performed the Security Assessment Report (SAR).
QTS achieved FedRAMP Ready designation earlier this year and becomes the first Cloud Services Provider (CSP) to achieve FedRAMP compliance through the CSP Supply Path.
“This milestone demonstrates QTS’ commitment to providing a highly secure, highly compliant, fully integrated 3C platform – all within a premium customer experience,” said Chad Williams, Chairman and CEO – QTS. “FedRAMP compliance further reinforces our leadership position in cloud services and our dedication to meeting the high-performance, complex and evolving needs of the Federal government, its agencies and strategic partners.”
Established in 2011, FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. The CSP Supplied Path is a third and equal method to demonstrating FedRAMP compliance, the other two options being a Joint Authorization Board Provisional (JAB) or Agency Authorization.
“We are delighted to see QTS' commitment to meeting the rigorous FedRAMP security standards. By going through the CSP Supplied Path option, QTS has demonstrated FedRAMP compliance,” said Matt Goodrich, FedRAMP Director. “Federal agencies can now review QTS' complete security package in the FedRAMP repository and grant a security authorization, much as they would review and re-use a package provided through the JAB or Agency ATO process.”
The QTS Federal Cloud is an Infrastructure as a Services (IaaS) solution that meets the security and performance needs of government agencies' mission-critical applications. Housed in QTS’ highly secure, compliant, mega-data centers in Richmond and Atlanta, the QTS Federal Cloud is built on best-of-breed technologies that federal agencies are already familiar with, including VMware, EMC and Cisco. QTS’ cloud services and solutions are currently available on Carahsoft’s GSA Schedule GS-35F-0119Y.
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading national provider of data center solutions and fully managed services and a leader in security and compliance. The company offers a complete, unique portfolio of core data center products, including custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed services (C3), providing the flexibility, scale and security needed to support the rapidly evolving hybrid infrastructure demands of web and IT applications. With 12 data centers in eight states, QTS owns, operates and manages approximately 4.7 million square feet of secure, state-of-the-art data center infrastructure and supports more than 850 customers. QTS' Critical Facility Management (CFM) can provide increased efficiency and greater performance for third-party data center owners and operators. For more information about QTS, please visit www.qtsdatacenters.com, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.