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QTS today announced details of an anchor tenant agreement in its new 317,000 square foot mega data center in Chicago previously disclosed on October 25. One of the world’s largest software providers has chosen QTS to rapidly deliver an initial three megawatt data center solution with multiple megawatt expansion options. The deployment supports the software company’s strategy to move its on-premise client-based software products to a new cloud-based delivery model.
QTS today announced that Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect is now available at its Chicago data center. By offering AWS Direct Connect, QTS can reduce customers’ data-transfer costs, further strengthen network security, and provide consistent network performance and scalable bandwidth. QTS Chicago customers will have a dedicated network connection to the AWS Direct Connect node. As a result, QTS Chicago provides redundant connectivity options, and can address enterprises’ data center, managed hosting and cloud connectivity needs and support services under one roof.
In response to increasing demand for integrated IT solutions and mission critical data center capacity in downtown Chicago, QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), an international provider of data centers, managed hosting and cloud services, recently opened a new mega data center at 2800 S. Ashland Avenue. Today, QTS is announcing that Chicago Deputy Mayor Steve Koch, World Business Chicago and other dignitaries will officially dedicate Chicago’s newest data center today at 11 a.m. CT.
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.
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.
QTS is announcing 13 key hires as part of the new QTS Chicago team. These 13 professionals bring decades of data center, sales and critical facility management experience to expand the current facilities team.
Responding to increasing demand for mission critical data center capacity in Chicago, QTS today announced it is nearing completion of Phase 1 construction of a highly secure 317,000 square foot center in Chicago’s downtown corridor scheduled to open mid 2016.
For years downtown Chicago’s constrained supply of multi-tenant datacenter (MTDC) space has been well known throughout the industry. Numerous MTDC providers and commercial real estate firms have promoted datacenter projects to address this supply deficit, but none of them have come to fruition – stymied either by political opposition to new builds or by the requirement to prelease a substantial amount of space to an anchor tenant. QTS Realty Trust is the latest to enter the fray, as it prepares to open the first phase of its new mega wholesale datacenter in mid-summer 2016.
QTS will exhibit at Data Center Dynamics (DCD) as-a-Service conference October 27-28. The two-day conference takes place in Chicago, where construction is underway on QTS’ mega data center located in high-demand IT corridor south of downtown.
QTS has completed the acquisition of the former Sun Times Press facility, a 317,000 square foot building located on 30 acres in downtown Chicago, for approximately $18 million.