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Responding to increasing demand for mission critical data center capacity in downtown Chicago, QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), an international provider of data centers, managed hosting and cloud services, today announced that its new, 317,000 square foot mega data center in downtown Chicago will open July 1.
QTS today announced that it has been selected by the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA) to host GHA’s IT infrastructure in a HIPAA-compliant IT environment in QTS’ Atlanta-Metro data center. GHA is a nonprofit trade association made up of 170 member hospitals and health systems in Georgia.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a worldwide information security standard set by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council to help control and minimize fraud risks and reduce the ability to compromise sensitive information. On April 30, 2016, QTS received from its Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) the PCI DSS v3.1 Report on Compliance (ROC) and Attestation of Compliance (AOC) for colocation services covering its three data centers for another year.
QTS has purchased a 360,000 square foot data center from DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. in Piscataway, New Jersey. The facility becomes QTS’ third New Jersey data center, and strengthens its ability to serve Fortune 1000 enterprises, and companies in financial services, healthcare and technology in the Northeast. QTS purchased the existing 18 megawatt facility for approximately $125 million and will plan to add an additional 8 megawatts over the next few years. This represents an upfront cost per megawatt of below $7 million, which is materially below average cost to build in the New York / New Jersey market.
Leading telecommunications, fiber and dark fiber carriers, including AT&T, Comcast, Level 3, Sunesys, Windstream, and Zayo will be in place to provide direct access to long haul fiber networks for enterprises in Chicago’s Central Business District and surrounding areas.