Report: Twitter Signs for Another 80,000 SF in Atlanta With QTS
QTS Realty Trust is known for building massive data centers, like this huge facility in Suwanee, Georgia. (Photo: QTS Realty)

Report: Twitter Signs for Another 80,000 SF in Atlanta With QTS

Company now has more than 200,000 square feet in Southern data center hub

Twitter has signed for more data center space in Atlanta with QTS, Atlanta Business Chronicle reported citing anonymous sources.

The company has taken 80,000 square feet of additional space for Twitter servers in the data center provider’s massive, 1 million-square-foot Atlanta-Metro data center. The San Francisco-based microblogging platform company has been in this facility since at least 2011, starting with a 50,000-square-foot deployment and adding another 100,000 square feet in 2012, according to reports.

Unlike a handful of other Internet giants, such as Facebook, Google, Apple and Microsoft, Twitter has traditionally stayed silent about its data center infrastructure. Sources have told us that in addition to the Atlanta facility, Twitter servers also occupy a lot of space on the massive RagingWire data center campus in Sacramento, California, where it has had presence since 2010.

While lower-profile than New York, Silicon Valley, Dallas and Chicago, Atlanta is one of the hottest data center markets in the U.S. There is plenty of network connectivity and power is cheap.

QTS has two facilities in the metro (the other one is in nearby Suwanee), totaling about 1.3 million square feet and 100 megawatts of power. Equinix has presence in Atlanta and so do Telx, Level 3, Internap and CenturyLink.

Google and Digital Realty Trust own massive data centers in the area.

In July, Zayo-owned data center provider zColo entered the market with acquisition of a data center called AtlantaNAP. Earlier this month, Peak 10 announced it had opened its third data center in the market.

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