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June 17, 2016

QTS Chicago Built with State-of-the-Art Security Features

QTS’ new Chicago mega data center made to withstand physical and virtual threats

As the frequency of security attacks continues to rise, businesses must fortify their security measures to thwart both physical and virtual threats. However, building and managing an integrated security platform in-house is complex and expensive. That’s why businesses across a variety of industries are turning to third-party data management solutions for their data center, security and compliance needs.

QTS Chicago will bring world-class data center solutions and managed services to Chicago’s Central Business District, including state-of-the-art security and compliance features. Like QTS’ other data centers across the nation, QTS Chicago will use cutting-edge tools integrated with expert security services to protect our partners’ data.

To ensure physical security, a security fence will surround the perimeter of the Chicago campus. There will be a single point of entrance to the facility, and each data center floor and secured area will require card-key access. A 2-factor biometric authentication feature, using fingerprint and iris scan, is also available.

In addition to these design features, closed circuit video cameras will cover the interior and exterior of the building. Active patrol will be staffed inside and outside the facility, and security guards will be on site 24x7x365.

These security measures offer universal protection, but at QTS we understand that many industries have unique, complex compliance regulations that must be met. Because of this, our facilities are built to PCI DSS, SOX, GLBA, HIPAA, HITECH and FedRAMP compliance standards. Built with the redundancy to minimize single points of failure and the security necessary to protect your assets, housing data in a QTS facility provides you with flexibility to expand within a stable and secure environment.

From the design of the 317,000 sq. ft. facility to the expert security team who will staff it, QTS Chicago is built to provide peace of mind to those looking for a safe and compliant way to store their data. Want to see QTS Chicago in person? Join us for our Open House on July 15, or schedule a tour.


A custom data center or fully implemented colocation solution with QTS keeps your data safe and your compliance up to date by helping you identify and mitigate network vulnerabilities and protect against attacks. For more information about QTS Chicago or QTS security services, visit our website or call us toll-free at 877.QTS.DATA.

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