The latest news on one of the industry's fastest growing data center companies.
QTS today announced that it has signed a 24 megawatt data center lease with a global cloud-based software company. As part of the lease agreement, the customer will lease the full 24 megawatt powered shell up front. The customer will also lease approximately five megawatts of turn-key data center capacity within the shell upon lease commencement. The customer is expected to sign future commitments, scaling to the full 24 megawatts of turn-key power capacity over approximately two years. The initial lease is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2019.
"Today we are launching a restructuring plan to position QTS for accelerated future growth by re-focusing our organization around the two primary drivers of demand in our business, Hyperscale and Hybrid Colocation," said Chad Williams, Chairman and CEO - QTS. "In addition, by simplifying our business and cost structure we anticipate achieving a meaningful increase in our profitability and long-term value for shareholders."
today announced the Company received an all-time high and industry-leading Net Promotor Score (NPS) of 72 for its owned data centers across the U.S. This is the third consecutive year QTS has lead the industry in customer satisfaction.
Deployment solidifies QTS Sacramento as one of the most interconnected data centers in Northern California and as a primary west coast connectivity gateway for key fiber routes to Denver, Salt Lake City and points east. QTS Sacramento features 13 on-net network Service Providers offering a growing customer base a full suite of enterprise class carrier services.
The QTS Federal Advisory Board is composed of six thought leaders from the federal government, IT and cybersecurity industries, each with deep expertise in the public sector. As the marketplace continues to change dramatically, QTS will leverage the Board's insights to help shape its federal and government hybrid data center roadmap.
In eight weeks, QTS has erected three stories of steel framing and roofing, constructed the hardened foundation and concrete flooring, and is nearing completion of raising the tilt walls enclosing the facility. The company attributes the rapid pace to an innovative modular design along with scalable mechanical and electrical systems accelerating speed-to-market.
QTS announced today the completion of its annual American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Service Organization Control 1 Type II (SOC 1® Type II) and Service Organization Control 2 Type II (SOC 2® Type II) audit reports. The 2017 reports were issued by a Big Four public accounting and auditing firm based on an examination of QTS’ internal controls and procedures. In addition, QTS also attained ISO 27001:2013 certification for thirteen of its data centers. By adding another certification, QTS now has one of the most comprehensive frameworks in the industry and it further enhances the company’s ability to assist customers in meeting their own compliance requirements.
QTS, a leading provider of data center, cloud and managed hosting services, today announced it has added five prestigious members to its Federal Advisory Board. As the marketplace continues to change dramatically, QTS will leverage the Board’s insights to help shape its Federal and Government hybrid IT roadmap.
Travis Wright, Site Director at QTS’ Irving and Fort Worth data centers, was named to The Dallas 500 – a list of North Texas’ most influential business leaders compiled by the editors of D CEO, a publication of D Magazine.
QTS CloudRamp is the industry’s first turnkey, colocation solution for AWS customers. The solution is prebuilt, preconfigured and integrated with AWS cloud services. QTS CloudRamp was designed for customers needing short-term, AWS-connected colocation for cloud migration, or for longer-term hybrid IT workloads. It features flexible terms, including monthly options, automated onboarding, and is available for purchase online on AWS Marketplace.
Telia Carrier’s extensive fiber network and advanced network services further expand QTS’ ability to provide low latency connectivity and reinforce QTS as the largest provider in Richmond with more than one terabit of on-net capacity. Large companies and hyperscale providers have significant requirements for capacity and high-speed global reach. QTS Richmond’s proximity to Ashburn, Virginia to the north and the new Virginia Beach Cable Landing (VBCL) to the south, make the facility particularly attractive.
Company has agreed to acquire a total of 52 acres of land in Ashburn, Virginia in two parcels for a total purchase price of $53 million. The first parcel, representing 24 acres and a $17 million purchase price, closed during the third quarter of 2017. The second parcel, representing 28 acres and a $36 million purchase price, closed subsequent to the end of the third quarter of 2017. The combined site is located adjacent to QTS’ existing Vault campus in Dulles, Virginia, and provides significant capacity to support the Company’s ongoing growth in the nation’s largest Tier 1 data center market. In addition, the combined land parcels enhance the company’s strategic options in the Northern Virginia market where available land for development has become increasingly scarce. QTS believes the new combined site can ultimately support a total of more than 700,000 square feet of raised floor capacity and 140 megawatts of gross power.