QTS Sharpens Focus on Custom Data Centers

An overhead view of a Quality Technology Services data center in the Atlanta area.

QTS (Quality Technology Services) has formed a new Enterprise Solutions team to focus on large customers seeking custom data center space. The company says the initiative has already paid dividends with a deal for a major international consulting firm to pre-lease new expansion space in the QTS data center in Suwanee, Georgia.

The Enterprise Solutions team will focus on large-scale footprints  requiring 500 kilowatts to five megawatts in 2,500 – 50,000 square foot configurations. While the first lease was in Suwanee, the initiative may also help QTS line up tenants for its new data center campus in Richmond. With more than 1.2 million square feet of space, the Richmond site offers tremendous flexibility for customers seeking a custom footprint.

“In today’s market, with IT and IT infrastructure being critical to efficient, effective business, QTS recognized the need to have an experienced team dedicated to create large-scale, high-quality, custom data center solutions for customers to meets these needs,” said Tesh Durvasula, Chief Marketing and Business Officer for QTS. “Our new Enterprise Team will allow QTS to offer flexible, scalable solutions for clients who do not want to be locked into a defined solution when they know their needs are going to change. Our Custom Data Center is the most unique product offering in the sector for the large enterprise user.”

The recent pre-leasing of the 15,000 square foot expansion at the QTS Suwanee Data Center provides an illustration. The new space provides approximately 13,500 square feet of raised-floor data center space with up to two megawatts of power in a 2N power configuration, as well as a redundant, chilled water cooling system with N+1 cooling capacity and 1,500 square feet of fully appointed office space dedicated to the customer. QTS completed the build in roughly 90 days.

QTS has built a network of 12 data center facilities spanning more than 3 million square feet of space, growing through acquisitions of facilities and customers from eDeltaCom, IBM, NTT America and Globix. The company offers both wholesale data center space and managed services.

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About the Author

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.

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  1. John

    Most unique? This is a marketing spin on build to suit with some onsite office space. This has been going on for years and is hardly new or unique.