Web.com Consolidates With QTS in Atlanta

A look inside a QTS (Quality Technology Services) data center.

Web services firm Web.com, which has grown through a series of acquisitions, will consolidate most of its data center capacity with QTS (Quality Technology Services), the companies said this week. Web.com is currently a customer in QTS’ Atlanta Metro Data Center and the new agreement both extends and expands the companies’ current relationship. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Web.com has eight separate North American data centers supporting Web.com and the web brands it owns, including Network Solutions, Register.com, 1ShoppingCart, NameSecure, Leads.com and several other online properties. The expanded relationship with QTS supports Web.com’s goal to consolidate all data center services for its brands into two sites. The QTS Atlanta Metro Data Center, one of the world’s largest data center facilities, will be the primary data center, while Web.com will maintain its disaster recovery capacity at a facility near the company’s Jacksonville, Fla., headquarters.

“As a company consistently growing both organically and via strategic acquisitions, scalability and flexibility are primary infrastructure needs,” said Jane Landon, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Web.com. “We inherited a relationship with QTS when we acquired Network Solutions and Web.com has continued to appreciate the service and performance. QTS offered us a long-term agreement that gives us the flexibility we need, and the sheer size and scope of the QTS Atlanta Metro Data Center provides us room to grow.”

“We’re pleased that after a thorough review of possible data center options, Web.com has determined that QTS is the best solution to handle the constantly growing requirements of its many businesses,” said Chad Williams, chief executive officer of QTS. “QTS will continue to build and develop the hardened, world-class data center space needed by today’s demanding customers. We’ll continue to provide our services at scale for growing companies like Web.com who are looking to mitigate the risk associated with forecasting their data center needs.”

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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.

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