Industry veteran Tesh Durvasula has left QTS (Quality Technology Services) after serving as the company's Chief Marketing and Business Officer. Durvasula joined QTS in early 2010, and helped the company build its sales and marketing teams as the company expanded in Richmond, Atlanta and Santa Clara.
"Effective April 13, 2012, Tesh Durvasula amicably separated from QTS to pursue other opportunities," QTS said in a statement. "We're grateful to Tesh for his contributions to the growth of QTS to date and appreciate his leadership in building our marketing and sales teams. We wish him all the best in his endeavors, and we look forward to building upon his successes as we continue to expand our business nationwide."
Durvasula also said the parting was mutual and amicable, saying he had accomplished the primary goals for his position at QTS. He plans to take some time off and consider new opportunities. That's consistent with his exit from Telx in 2009, after which Durvasula spent six months weighing business opportunities before joining the QTS team.
Durvasula started his career as a vice president of Abovenet with responsibility for the company’s hosting business, and then co-founded NYC-Connect, a privately held data center and interconnection business based at 111 8th Avenue. After the NYC Connect data center and meet-me-room businesses were sold to Digital Realty Trust and Telx in 2007, Durvasula served as Chief Marketing Officer for Telx.
With 12 locations in seven states, QTS owns, operates and manages 3.1 million square feet of data center infrastructure and supports more than 700 customers. The company has been in growth mode, and boosted its credit facility by $270 million in February to support additional expansion of its data center facilities.