QTS Invests $20 Million to Expand in Kansas City

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QTS (Quality Technology Services) says it will invest $20 million to upgrade and expand its data center in Lenexa, Kansas after recently purchasing the previously leased site. The planned expansion will more than double the amount of raised floor available in the 40,000 square foot data center, while providing a five-fold increase in power capacity.

The Lenexa data center will now offer all three of the company’s products – colocation, custom data centers and cloud services, in addition to managed services. QTS will also connect the facility with the carrier-neutral QTS Overland Park Data Center through diverse network connections, creating redundant synchronous replication capabilities between the two data centers.

Demand Outside ‘Top-Tier’ Markets
“We’ve enjoyed exceptional growth by building state-of-the-art, fully redundant data centers and we’re committed to developing the premier data center in the Kansas City market,” said Chad Williams, chief executive officer of QTS. “We’re seeing increasing market demand outside of traditional top tier data center markets. This expansion offers desirable opportunities for those seeking high-density data center solutions in the Midwest and also enhances options for current customers looking to expand their presence with us through our managed services and cloud offerings.”

QTS is also expanding its data centers in Jersey City and Richmond, and recently completed expansions of its Santa Clara and Atlanta Metro Data Centers. The Lenexa facility is expected to be ready for new customers in 2012.

QTS owns and manages 3.1 million square feet of data center infrastructure and supports more than 600 customers.

About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor-in-chief 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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