Y2Fox Data Solutions Chooses QTS for VMware vCloud® Government Service to Fuel Government Market Expansion

Colorado-based Technology Company Sought FedRAMP-Compliant Hybrid Cloud Solution to Serve Demanding Government Requirements

Overland Park, Kan. (March 16, 2016 ) QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), an international provider of data center, managed hosting and cloud services, today announced that Y2Fox Data Solutions has chosen QTS to support Y2Fox business expansion into the Government marketplace.

Y2Fox is a technology company providing innovative and cost effective solutions in areas of Distributed Data systems, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Information Technology Governance, IT project management, Cloud Computing such as Cloud Foundry, Doster, AWS, and Web Applications.

Y2Fox required a dedicated, FedRAMP-compliant hosting platform to serve the demanding requirements of Government customers including the Department of Defense, Department of Labor, and Department of the Interior.

QTS was chosen based on the combined strengths of VMware’s leading virtualization suite of products and QTS’ FedRAMP-compliant data center, QTS' cloud platform and experience delivering cloud solutions to Federal Government customers. Under terms of the agreement, Y2Fox has deployed its production environment on VMware vCloud® Government Service, a FedRAMP-compliant hybrid cloud service built on the award-winning VMware vSphere® platform used in many federal data centers across all branches of the government.

“The rapid adoption of innovative cloud infrastructure solutions is transforming the way the Government does business,” said Dan Bennewitz, Chief Operating Officer - Sales and Marketing - QTS. “We are pleased to support Y2Fox’s rapid business expansion with what we believe is the Government market’s most agile FedRAMP-compliant hybrid cloud services solution available today.”

Y2Fox develops software solutions that help Government customers securely manage Internet traffic and resources. Y2Fox is developing Y2Box – an innovative enterprise solution enabling users to work offline, maintain ownership, complete with full sharing permissions, for advanced project management. Y2Box is optimized for product testing in a secure environment, users can access their projects without been connected to any cloud or remote machine.

"Y2Fox’s mission is to be at the forefront of technology and innovation by providing superior IT solutions that clearly demonstrate return on our customers’ investment,” said Yaya Bamba, President and Chief Managing Officer of Y2Fox. “vCloud Government Service is proven and built upon the industry’s leading virtualization platform enabling us to provide government customers with the highest levels of compliance and performance while also fueling our Government business expansion.”

Y2Fox was recently awarded a GSA Schedule 70 contract (GS-35F-295CA), and are now certified to provide Information Technology Services to the Federal Government. Acknowledging the growth in federal spending through the GSA, Y2Fox has placed their comprehensive technology solutions and services offering on the government's electronic ordering system, GSA Advantage!®.

QTS has oriented its business model around delivering IT infrastructure solutions that meet and exceed commercial, federal civilian, military, and Intelligence Community compliance mandates. QTS holds a number of certifications and accreditations across multiple federal agencies and programs and has achieved 50+ ATOs (Authorization to Operate).

About Y2Fox Data Solutions
Founded in 2008, Y2Fox is a conglomerate of highly qualified technology and project management professionals that hold themselves to a higher standard, both in the way they conduct business and deliver services to customers. Y2Fox specializes in Cyber Security, Knowledge Management Systems, Biometrics, Software design, COTS Customization & Implementation, Technology Research and Innovation for government and commercial customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.y2fox.com.

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