Overland Park, Kan. (May 30, 2017) – QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), a leading provider of data center, cloud and managed hosting services, today announced availability of a new Software-Defined Networking (SDN) based platform powered by PacketFabric, a NantWorks company and provider of next-generation Ethernet-based cloud networking services, to complement QTS’ hybrid IT solutions.
The PacketFabric deployment is part of a multi-phased approach to simplify customer network strategies by providing diverse connectivity to the cloud and other mission-critical IT environments through QTS’ carrier neutral data centers.
With the PacketFabric platform, QTS’ enhanced capability provides fast, secure and scalable connectivity with immediate visibility and control over a customer’s network traffic across QTS facilities. QTS customers are able to meet the capacity demands of the most bandwidth-intensive applications and workloads by instantly provisioning terabits of capacity to any other network, cloud service provider, or facility on the fabric.
“With an emphasis on scale, speed and economics, QTS aims to provide universal connectivity to enable our customers’ diverse hybrid IT strategies through our fully integrated data center platform,” said Dan Bennewitz, Chief Operating Officer, Sales, Product and Marketing - QTS. “QTS’ cloud networking service powered by PacketFabric enhances the process of provisioning and managing network infrastructure for a growing number of enterprises seeking control over the ‘last mile’ between their applications and their data center provider.”
Leveraging PacketFabric, QTS customers can also dynamically design and quickly deploy any network configuration using an advanced Application Program Interface (API) and web-based portal for unmatched visibility and control over their network traffic and services.
“The PacketFabric platform enhances provisioning and delivery of a wide range of hybrid IT infrastructure and next-generation cloud networking services,” said William Charnock, CEO of PacketFabric. “With PacketFabric embedded in QTS, customers can access scalable private and public cloud networking services and more easily provision and maintain network infrastructure.”
QTS will initially make PacketFabric available from QTS mega data centers in Suwanee, GA; Atlanta, GA; Piscataway, NJ; Jersey City, NJ; Chicago, IL; Richmond, VA; and Miami, FL.
PacketFabric redefines how companies procure, consume, and manage their network connectivity services. Leveraging an innovative, entirely automated SDN-based network architecture and the latest in optical and packet switching technology, PacketFabric enables dynamic, real-time connectivity services between major carrier-neutral colocation facilities at terabit-scale. PacketFabric facilitates coast-to-coast connectivity between 128 premier colocation facilities across 12 U.S. markets, and enables simple, cost-effective, and scalable network deployment via its advanced Application Program Interface (API) and web-based portal. For more information, visit www.packetfabric.com or connect with PacketFabric on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
NantWorks, LLC, founded by renowned physician scientist and inventor of the first human nanoparticle chemotherapeutic agent Abraxane®, Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, is the umbrella organization for the following entities: NantHealth, NantMobileHealth, NantOmics, NantBio, NantCell, NantPharma, NantCapital and NantCloud. Fact-based and solution-driven, each of NantWorks’ division entities operates at the nexus of innovation and infrastructure. The core mission of NantWorks is convergence and a systems approach to human biology: to develop and deliver a diverse range of technologies that accelerates innovation, broaden the scope of scientific discovery, enhance ground-breaking research, and improve healthcare treatment for those in need. NantWorks is building an integrated fact-based, genomically and proteomically-informed, personalized approach to the delivery of care and the development of next generation diagnostics and therapeutics for life threatening diseases such as Cancer, Infectious Diseases and Alzheimer’s. For more information please visit www.nantworks.com and follow Dr. Soon-Shiong on Twitter at @DrPatSoonShiong.
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.