Our Vision

Create a fundamental shift in how data centers use and deliver digital services by rapidly designing industry-transformative technologies that are problem-solving, powerful and real-time actionable.


Who We Are

The QTS Innovation Lab (QIL) is an accelerated and dedicated development environment for QTS’ Service Delivery Platform focused on the rapid development of customer-facing, industry-moving innovation using advanced technologies.  

Chartered to develop actionable solutions with speed and velocity, the QIL is staffed with dedicated data scientists, AI, machine learning, and visualization experts to concept, experiment, test, and bring forth unique and innovative technology solutions implementing a minimally viable technique.  This approach fosters limitless innovation and puts new solutions into the hands of our customers rapidly. 

Our approach to innovation podcast with CTO Jon Greaves

Scroll through a few of the new concepts in the lab today! 

From concept to reality

Project 3D Mapper

3D Mapper is the first concept to exit QIL and SDP development cycles and is now in the hands of our customers!


Brent Bensten
CTO of Product Development

Brent leads technology and innovation at QTS and for the past four years has been the driving force behind digitization of the QTS business which in turn led to the creation of the QTS Service Delivery Platform.

Brent identified the need to continuously challenge the status quo and look for the next moonshots in the data center industry. This focus on innovation created the QTS Innovation Lab (QIL) in 2019 to incubate applications such as 3D Mapper, Project Potential (predictive power usage) and Project Isobar (data center weather patterns). QIL’s mission is to create new enabling technologies with a focus on artificial intelligence, visualization and automation that radically reshape how customers interact with the data center providing transparency, visibility and digital services.

Beyond the data center Brent has a passion for workplace health initiatives including sponsoring events such as annual blood drives and helping to gamify fitness initiatives between QTS offices. Brent values family first and most enjoys watching his three kids play sports on weekends; he’s also a die-hard Washington Caps fan!

To reach Brent and QIL please contact qil@qtsdatacenters.com