The latest news on one of the industry's fastest growing data center companies.
Responding to increasing demand for the lowest latency network access between the US and International markets, QTS, a leading provider of hybrid colocation and mega-scale data center solutions, today announced the establishment of the Mid-Atlantic Network Access Point (NAP) of Virginia located in Richmond, Va.
MAREA and BRUSA are two of the highest capacity, lowest latency subsea cable systems ever built and Telxius has established a key point of presence in QTS’ Richmond mega data center.
Airports Authority selected QTS and its Richmond mega data center to deliver the low latency, geographically dispersed solution to centralize and consolidate the Airports Authority’s previous disaster recovery infrastructure and data centers.
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.
Richmond-IX expands QTS Richmond’s Internet ecosystem and simplifies network strategies by providing diverse connectivity options. The new deployment allows customers to manage network traffic in a cost-effective way. Additionally, QTS’ connectivity strategy includes plans to deploy similar regional connectivity hubs across its national portfolio.
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 received Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) High Authorization and Accreditation at its Richmond and Atlanta-Metro data centers for physical and environmental services. FISMA requires each federal agency to develop, document and implement an agency-wide program to provide security for the information systems and data that support its operations, including the systems of government contractors.
QTS has been selected by PBMares, a leading accounting and business consulting firm serving the Mid Atlantic, to house the company’s data center.
QTS has received OIX-2 certification for its Atlanta-Metro, Atlanta-Suwanee and Richmond data centers. The certification is awarded by the Open-IX Association (OIX), a non-profit, neutral body of volunteers from the Internet created to improve the landscape of Internet peering and interconnection in the United States.
QTS held a private event on May 14 at the QTS Richmond data center – one of the nation’s largest and most secure – for almost 100 attendees. The event was designed to provide QTS’ invited guests with an insider's perspective from leading experts on the latest trends in information and cyber security and the top compliance issues facing enterprises today.