QualityTech Buys Customers in Kansas City

Managed hosting provider Quality Technology Services has acquired the customers of First National Technology Solutions (FNTS) in the Kansas City market. FNTS had been managing QualityTech’s data centers in the Kansas City market, including facilities in Lenexa and Overland Park totaling about 75,000 square feet of space.

“These new customers will now benefit from QualityTech’s fully-managed services and technology solutions,” said Mark Waddington, President of QualityTech. “Our robust connectivity, power and cooling density are just a few of the many reasons we’re a leader in the industry. Our highly-experienced team has the ability to tailor collocation services for businesses in need of scalable space and bandwidth, to give our clients peace of mind.”

The acquisition increases QualityTech’s presence in the Midwest, and brings the company’s contracted annual revenue above the $100 million mark. QualityTech currently manages and operates more than 2 million square feet of data centers, which the company says has a market value in excess of $500 million.

“We’re looking to grow and expand into other areas of the country,” said Waddington. “This acquisition was the perfect opportunity for us to move in that direction.”

QualityTech recently opened the 200,000 square foot first phase of its QualityTech Metro Data Center in Atlanta. QualityTech purchased the 990,000 square foot data center from MetroNexus in October 2006 to grow its national footprint of data centers and to meet the growing demand for data center space from corporate customers. The company also has 168,000 square feet of finished data center space in a second huge data center in Suwannee, Georgia, which it bought from ITC^DeltaCom for $25 million in 2005.

QualityTech, which is privately held, us part of the Quality Group in Overland Park, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. In 2003 the company started acquiring data centers in the Kansas City area and Wichita, Kansas, and Indianapolis, Indiana. In 2006 QualityTech purchased the customers of Globix, along with a facility in Santa Clara, California. In late 2006 the company bought NTT USA LLC in a deal that included a 130,000 square foot data center in Jersey City, New Jersey.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.