QTS Significantly Expands Carrier Neutral Connectivity Options for Customers

Hurricane Electric’s global IPv4 and IPv6 native Internet backbone to be made available in seven QTS data centers
Overland Park, KS (September 28, 2018) – Responding to increasing demand for high performance networking and IT infrastructure services, QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), a leading provider of hybrid colocation and mega-scale data center solutions, today announced an agreement with Hurricane Electric, the world's largest IPv6-native internet backbone and the most interconnected IPv4 global network. The agreement expands IPv6 and IPv4 network connectivity across seven QTS data centers and campuses.

The agreement with Hurricane Electric represents the latest step forward in QTS’ multi-phased approach to expand its carrier-neutral network ecosystem and simplify customer network strategies by providing diverse connectivity for hybrid IT environments.

The agreement provides QTS customers with additional connectivity options and access to Hurricane Electric’s extensive IPv6 and IPv4 network through 100GbE (100 Gigabit Ethernet), 10GbE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) and GigE (1 Gigabit Ethernet) ports. As a result, both new and existing customers will benefit from reduced latency and improving traffic flow and efficiency for end-users reliant on the Internet. It allows customers to extend network reach and exchange traffic directly with more than 7,300 different networks and over 180 major exchange points.

“QTS is focused on leading the delivery of innovative hybrid colocation and hyperscale solutions that solve business problems,” said Clint Heiden. “The addition of Hurricane Electric’s IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity is significant as we continue to grow and integrate our large scale data center capacity with software defined network services to create a carrier neutral platform of connectivity options that is unmatched in the marketplace.”

“Hurricane Electric is pleased to extend our global network to QTS’ growing base of hybrid colocation and hyperscale customers,” said Mike Leber, President of Hurricane Electric. “It is a strategic expansion as we expand our high speed IP transit options across QTS’ data center footprint, enabling QTS customers, partners, suppliers, and employees to interact with any of our global network customers and peers.”

About Hurricane Electric
Fremont, California-based Hurricane Electric, AS6939, operates its own global IPv6 and IPv4 network and is considered the largest Internet backbone in the world for both IPv6 and IPv4 as measured by number of networks directly connected. Within its global network, Hurricane Electric is connected to more than 180 major exchange points and exchanges traffic directly with more than 7,300 different networks, or about 12% of 61,000 active Internet networks. Employing a resilient fiber-optic topology, Hurricane Electric has no less than five redundant paths crossing North America, four separate paths between the U.S. and Europe, and rings in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. In addition to its vast global network, Hurricane Electric owns and operates two data centers in Fremont, California, including Fremont 2, its newest 208,000 square foot facility. Hurricane Electric offers IPv6 and IPv4 transit solutions over the same connection at speeds including 10 Gbps and 100 Gbps Ethernet. For more information on Hurricane Electric, please visit http://he.net.

About QTS
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading provider of data center solutions across a diverse footprint spanning more than 6 million square feet of owned mega scale data center space throughout North America. Through its software-defined technology platform, QTS is able to deliver secure, compliant infrastructure solutions, robust connectivity and premium customer service to leading hyperscale technology companies, enterprises, and government entities. Visit QTS at www.qtsdatacenters.com, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.