QTS Achieves AWS Advanced Consulting Partner Status

Enhanced Relationship Fuels QTS Hybrid Cloud Management Platform


Overland Park, Kan. (April 20, 2017) – QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), a leading provider of data center, cloud and managed hosting services, announced today it is one of the few companies to achieve the AWS Advanced Consulting Partner status. As an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, QTS has met rigorous certification requirements necessary to provide expert management of customers’ AWS cloud solutions.

AWS consulting partners are professional and IT services firms that help customers of all sizes design, architect, build, migrate, and manage their workloads and applications on AWS. Consulting Partners include System Integrators, Strategic Consultancies, Agencies, Managed Service Providers and Value-Added Resellers.

“QTS is pleased to expand our relationship with AWS as it broadens our ability to be a true one-stop shop for data center and managed hybrid cloud solutions,” said Dan Bennewitz, Chief Operations Officer, Sales, Product and Marketing - QTS. “QTS’ mega data centers provide the necessary scale to deliver world-class infrastructure required by hyperscale cloud providers while connectivity on-ramps like AWS Direct Connect enable a myriad of hybrid IT opportunities across our footprint.”

To meet customers’ evolving business and IT needs, QTS continues to invest in its hybrid cloud and connectivity portfolio by adding solutions supporting access to AWS and other public cloud providers. With enhanced security and compliance at the forefront, QTS Hybrid Cloud Management Platform delivers expert managed services for hybrid and multi-cloud customers consistently, across all environments, in a cloud-agnostic approach backed by QTS high-touch enterprise support.

“The market is looking for ways to manage cloud infrastructure that more seamlessly integrates network connectivity at every level. Benefits include reduced data-transfer costs and stronger network security, performance and scalable bandwidth,” said Carl Brooks, Analyst for 451 Research's Service Providers Channel. “QTS is one of the first full service IT providers with a fully integrated hybrid cloud management platform and redundant connectivity options, including AWS Direct Connect, within a single, unified platform.”

QTS’ new Managed AWS solution combines features and capabilities provided via AWS with QTS’ high-touch monitoring and management expertise. This provides for a seamless hybrid management framework that improves visibility and control, while reducing costs and removing the complexity associated with managing workloads running on AWS.

QTS’ cloud management solutions support a variety of AWS Services that include but are not limited to:

  • Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2)
  • Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • Elastic Block Storage (EBS)
  • Storage (S3)
  • Data Archival Service (Glacier)
  • Relational Database Service (RDS)
  • Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Route 53 DNS Service
  • Direct Connect
  • CloudTrail
  • CloudWatch
  • Trusted Advisor Enterprise

QTS continues to expand its hybrid cloud portfolio to meet the evolving needs of various industries such as government, healthcare, financial services, and more.

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 1,100 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.

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