Customers Move in to QTS' New Dallas-Fort Worth Mega Data Center
Strong Demand for State-of-the-Art Data Center in Growing Dallas-Fort Worth Market
Nov 10, 2014
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust's (NYSE: QTS) mega data center, QTS Dallas-Fort Worth, is off to a strong start with customers occupying 26,000 square feet of Phase I raised floor, which officially opened October 15. QTS has accelerated Phase II to bring on additional capacity in early 2015. QTS is one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities and managed services, and a leader in security and compliance.
New and existing customers from across the country are taking advantage of QTS' full 3Cs offering - custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed services (C3). Customers include industry-leading Internet and Software as a Service (SaaS) companies, professional services providers and an international e-commerce retailer. Initial interest in QTS Dallas-Fort Worth highlights a growing industry trend towards scalable, hybrid IT solutions.
"We are encouraged by the response to QTS Dallas-Fort Worth from existing customers and prospects across our entire 3C platform," said Dan Bennewitz, Chief Operating Officer, Sales and Marketing - QTS. "We take great pride in the fact that we are delivering the right solutions for our customers to be able to grow along with us as we expand our national footprint."
Purchased in 2013, QTS transformed the infrastructure-rich, 700,000 square foot former semi-conductor facility into a state-of-the-art data center. Strategically located on a 40-acre campus less than five minutes from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, QTS Dallas-Fort Worth is ideal for enterprise, medium and small organizations requiring significant room to grow.
QTS Dallas-Fort Worth houses custom data center rooms ranging from 25,000 to 27,000 square feet. The campus is powered by a QTS owned, on-site 140MVA dual-fed substation. In addition, the facility's diverse fiber network connections will allow QTS to provide carrier-neutral connectivity with maximum flexibility, providing customer access to the area's numerous network providers.
As the fourth largest data center market in the U.S., Dallas continues to be an emerging choice destination for data center colocation operators and realtors. The market continues to see steady growth in the multi-tenant datacenter sector, with growing enterprise demand for wholesale and colocation datacenter space, which aligns with QTS' core offerings and strategic presence in data center hubs, including Atlanta, Georgia; Richmond, Virginia and Chicago, Illinois.
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading national provider of data center solutions and fully managed services and a leader in security and compliance. The company offers a complete, unique portfolio of core data center products, including custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed services (C3), providing the flexibility, scale and security needed to support the rapidly evolving hybrid infrastructure demands of web and IT applications. With 12 data centers in eight states, QTS owns, operates and manages approximately 4.7 million square feet of secure, state-of-the-art data center infrastructure and supports more than 850 customers. QTS' Critical Facility Management (CFM) can provide increased efficiency and greater performance for third-party data center owners and operators. For more information about QTS, please visit www.qtsdatacenters.com, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.
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