Showing posts with label QTS. Show all posts
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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

QTS deploys Ciena's Waveserver Ai

QTS Realty Trust, which operates more than 6 million square feet of owned mega-scale data center space throughout North America, will deploy Ciena's Waveserver Ai platform to support growing bandwidth demand and meet wire-speed encryption requirements for highly secure in-flight data protection.

This deployment will also support QTS’ recently announced Switchboard interconnection platform, which enables self-service ordering and fast, one-to-many provisioning of local, metro, carrier, long-haul, and cloud services via a single port.

“Our customers require quick access to network capacity and flexible interconnection services that are cost-effective and capable of protecting sensitive information. Ciena’s Waveserver Ai platform solidifies our mission to serve the current and future needs of our hybrid colocation and hyperscale customers while protecting their critical assets,” said Clint Heiden, Chief Revenue Officer, QTS.

“As QTS continues to advance its connectivity strategy through the Switchboard platform, Waveserver Ai’s ability to meet evolving network use cases will support current and future interconnection requirements,” stated Jason Phipps, Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, Ciena.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

QTS opens Mid-Atlantic Network Access Point (NAP) in Virginia

QTS Realty Trust has established a Mid-Atlantic Network Access Point (NAP) within its 1.3 million square foot mega data center in Richmond, Virginia. The facility is the closest Tier 3 designed data center to the MAREA and BRUSA next-generation subsea cables, significantly closer to the subsea cables than other data centers and network exchange points in Ashburn, Va.

QTS' Richmond data center features diverse connectivity for cloud and hybrid colocation including carrier-neutral cloud interconnection (Megaport and PacketFabric), in-building access to 17 on-net carriers, multiple fiber routes, third party neutral internet peering exchanges and direct access to leading cloud ecosystems. QTS' existing facility in Richmond features more than 500,000 square feet of raised floor capacity with a future path to more than one million square feet of raised floor capacity across a 220-acre campus.

QTS said its Mid-Atlantic Network Access Point will offer the highest on-net capacity and lowest latency connectivity for network traffic between the US and Southern Europe and the highest capacity to Latin and South America.

"With the establishment of the Mid-Atlantic NAP of Virginia featuring Telxius, QTS has effectively removed the requirement for customers with international networking needs to colocate in or connect through Ashburn unless they absolutely have to," said Sean Baillie, EVP Marketing, QTS. "By eliminating unnecessary network components, QTS' Richmond data center is now the fastest, lowest latency network distribution center in Virginia to and from three continents."

 MAREA is a Telxius joint project with Facebook and Microsoft. It has reached 200 terabits per second (Tbps) of capacity, connecting Virginia and Sopelana (Spain).

BRUSA is a private cable built by Telxius and offers one of the lowest latency communication links between the U.S., Puerto Rico and Brazil.

"Telxius is highly focused on delivering the lowest latency connectivity solutions to enterprises globally," said Enrique Valdés, VP of Sales, North Region, Telxius. "We are pleased to join the Mid-Atlantic NAP of Virginia as the ideal exchange for any institution looking to colocate in North America and serve international customers with the lowest latency across the BRUSA and MAREA cables."

MAREA redefines the transAtlantic subsea bandwidth equation

Construction of the highest-capacity subsea cable to cross the Atlantic is now complete.

The 6,600 km MAREA subsea cable, which was jointly funded by Microsoft and Facebook, links Virginia Beach, Virginia to Bilbao, Spain. The cable will be managed by Telxius, Telefónica’s new infrastructure company. The cable features eight fiber pairs and an initial estimated design capacity of 160 Tbps.

The cable takes a more southern route than other transatlantic cables, which mostly connect northern Europe to the New York/New Jersey region.
  • TE SubCom served as the system supply partner for MAREA.
  • BRUSA is Telxius’ new submarine cable linking Rio de Janeiro and Fortaleza (Brazil) with San Juan (Puerto Rico) and Virginia Beach (USA). The 11,000-km cable consists of 8 fibre pairs, with 135 x 100 Gbps per fibre pair, with 4 direct fiber pairs connecting US-Brazil, and 4 fibre pairs entering Puerto Rico and Fortaleza. Alcatel Submarine Networks is the lead supplier.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

QTS plans mega data center campus in Ashburn

QTS Realty Trust has kicked off development a mega data center campus in Ashburn, Virginia. Phase 1 of its multi-tenant development, representing approximately four megawatts of critical sellable capacity, is expected to come online by mid-2018.

This year, QTS acquired 52 acres of land in Ashburn, Virginia in two parcels for a total purchase price of $53 million.  The first parcel, representing 24 acres and a $17 million purchase price, closed during the third quarter of 2017. The second parcel, representing 28 acres and a $36 million purchase price, closed subsequent to the end of the third quarter of 2017. The combined site is located adjacent to QTS’ existing Vault campus in Dulles, Virginia.

QTS said it has pre-leased 2.2 megawatts, representing over 50 percent of Phase 1 development capacity, to a global health insurance provider. Discussions with several other potential customers are ongoing.

“We are excited to have additional sellable capacity in a strategic QTS market to expand our ecosystem of more than 130 customers currently supported within our Northern Virginia footprint,” said Chad Williams, Chairman and CEO – QTS. “Our fully-integrated 3C platform, combined with mega data center scale, position QTS to take advantage of increasing hybrid IT requirements, particularly from hyperscale companies.”

QTS is also actively planning expansions in Arizona and Oregon. During Q3, QTS acquired 84 acres of land in Phoenix, Arizona for a purchase price of $25 million and located approximately four miles from its existing data center in the city. This month, QTS also acquired 92 acres of land in Hillsboro, Oregon for a purchase price of $26 million.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

QTS and Canonical Collaborate on Private OpenStack Cloud

QTS Realty Trust, which owns, operates or manages more than 5 million square feet of data center space and supports more than 1,000 customers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, is working with Canonical the company behind Ubuntu, the to offer a private, fully managed OpenStack cloud solution.

The private, OpenStack cloud will be available from any of QTS’ geographically diverse and highly secure data centers in mid-September. It will be built on Ubuntu OpenStack and use Canonical’s application modeling service Juju as well as Canonical’s Bare Metal as a Service (MaaS).

In addition to the Private Cloud offering, QTS will offer a public, multi-tenant pay-as-you-go OpenStack cloud solution that is self-provisioning, elastic and highly scalable.  

“As a leading data center and IT infrastructure services provider, QTS is focused on delivering seamless hybrid cloud hosting solutions using proven, best-in-breed platform technologies,” said Anand Krishnan, Executive Vice President, Canonical Cloud. “We are pleased to support QTS’ delivery of OpenStack solutions that combine the rapid availability and elasticity of compute resources with the security and control their enterprise customers demand to support their mission critical applications and workloads.”

“QTS OpenStack Cloud is the latest addition as we expand our Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings to create a one-stop shop for flexible IaaS and hybrid IT solutions that address increasingly diverse customer requirements,” said Jon Greaves, Chief Technology Officer, QTS.

http://www.qtsdatacenters.com/company/news/2016/08/22/openstack

Friday, July 15, 2016

QTS Opens Mega Data Center in Former Chicago Sun-Times Bldg

QTS Realty Trust opened a new mega data center at 2800 S. Ashland Avenue in downtown Chicago.

QTS transformed the iconic Chicago Sun-Times facility into a 317,000 square foot mega data center. The facility will serve as QTS' Midwest hub to deliver its fully integrated portfolio featuring customizable data center solutions, colocation, managed hosting, hybrid cloud and disaster recovery services for enterprise and government organizations.

"This data center is restoring an iconic building and giving it a 21st-century purpose," Mayor Emanuel said. "Chicago is a global hub for innovation and technology, and this QTS data center will help the city build on that reputation for years to come. Welcome to Chicago!"

http://www.qtsdatacenters.com/

Monday, April 25, 2016

QTS Signs Big Cloud Customer for DFW Mega Data Center

QTS Realty Trust confirmed that one of the world's largest cloud provider companies has doubled its custom data center agreement to support its rapid growth.

The hyperscale cloud provider selected QTS in early 2016 to provide more than 20,000 square feet and four megawatts of power. The new agreement dramatically increases the company's usage to a total of 40,000 square feet and eight megawatts of power at the LEED Gold certified QTS Dallas-Fort Worth mega data center.

The QTS Dallas-Fort Worth data center is 700,000 square feet with the capacity to increase by 600,000 square feet for a total of 1.3 million square feet. The purpose-built facility is structurally reinforced and built with 90' subterranean concrete piers that isolate the building from movement.

http://www.qtsdatacenters.com/


  • QTS will open its newest mega data center in downtown Chicago in the former Chicago Sun-Times printing plant later this summer.


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

QTS Secures $135 million for Data Center Construction


QTS (Quality Technology Services), which operates 11 data centers across the U.S., announced a $135 million increase in its credit facility.  This brings the company's credit facility to $575 million.

QTS said the new credit enables it to continue expanding its data centers in Atlanta, Richmond, Santa Clara and Sacramento, as well as begin development of a recently acquired facility in Dallas.

QTS engaged KeyBank National Association to serve as administrative agent and KeyBanc Capital Markets to serve as sole lead arranger for the amendment and extension. Eight additional financial institutions have joined KeyBanc Capital Markets as credit facility participants, including Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC), Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, (NYSE: DB), JPMorgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley Bank (NYSE: MS), Regions Bank (NYSE: RF) and Stifel Bank & Trust (NYSE: SF).

QTS owns, operates and manages over 3.8 million square feet of secure, state-of-the-art data center infrastructure and supports more than 850 customers.

http://www.qualitytech.com


QTS Acquires Herakles Data Center in Sacramento



QTS (Quality Technology Services) has acquired the 92,000 square foot "Herakles" data center in Sacramento, California .  The Tier III facility  offers 52,600 square feet of raised floor space and 9.0 megawatts (MW) of power capacity,  Financial terms were not disclosed. The deal expands QTS' data center fotprint in California to three wholly owned and operated premium facilities. Herakles is a great company,...


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