QTS Expands Relationship with Large Internet-Based Company Five megawatt commitment in QTS' Atlanta Metro facility

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities and managed services, announced today that one of the world's largest Internet-based companies is expanding its custom data center relationship.  The California–based company is expanding its committed deployment in QTS' mega-data center facility in Atlanta-Metro.

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The company's initial deployment with QTS began in 2012 and has continued to grow with expansions scheduled through 2014.  The new agreement will significantly expand their commitment by adding five megawatts of power, representing over a 25 percent increase, and additional space in excess of 25,000 square feet starting in 2015. 

"We are proud that QTS is able to expand our relationship with this fast growing company," said Dan Bennewitz, chief operating officer, sales and marketing – QTS. "We believe this expanded commitment shows the unique value QTS provides to support their business and rapid growth."

This expansion reinforces QTS' complete product platform (QTS "3Cs") of custom data centers (C1), colocation (C2), and cloud and managed services (C3), while further confirming the strength of Atlanta as one of the fastest growing, top tier data center markets in the U.S. [1][2]  

Atlanta continues to be a strong data center market due to its geographic location and attractive economics. QTS' 32-acre Atlanta-Metro facility is one of the largest data centers in the world. The facility features approximately 969,000 gross square feet of space with the ability to increase data center capacity by over 30%.

This customer expansion contributes to the positive leasing activity across QTS' nationwide 3C portfolio and further enhances the digital eco-systems created by the hundreds of QTS customers using each of their data centers.

"The quality of our national platform and the scale of our facilities throughout our portfolio is what allows our customers to continue to grow with us," said James Reinhart, chief operating officer, operations and development - QTS.  "Our ability to expand customer relationships is a result of our commitment to a premium customer experience and the value we deliver every day."

About QTS                                    

QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading national provider of data center solutions and fully managed services. The company offers a complete, unique portfolio of core data center products, including custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed services (C3), providing the flexibility, scale and security needed to support the rapidly evolving infrastructure demands of web and IT applications. With 10 data centers in seven states, QTS owns, operates and manages approximately 3.8 million square feet of secure, state-of-the-art data center infrastructure and supports more than 875 customers. For more information about QTS, please visit www.qtsdatacenters.com or call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.

[1] 451 Research, LLC. "North American Multi-Tenant Datacenter Supply," 2012.
[2] http://www.datacenterdynamics.com/focus/archive/2013/02/atlanta-south%E2%80%99s-other-data-center-hub

Media Contact: 
Marlena Reed
communications 21 for QTS
404.814.1330
mreed@c21pr.com

SOURCE QTS Realty Trust, Inc.



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