OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Feb. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), an international provider of data center, managed hosting and cloud services, announced today that it has expanded its portfolio of Cisco Powered™ services with its QTS Managed Hosting solution – part of the company's Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform. With this enhanced service, QTS can provide its customers with a wider range of cloud capabilities to help them increase their business agility.
QTS is already certified as an Advanced partner by the Cisco® Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP), placing it within one of the top tiers of Cisco CMSP partners. To be able to offer QTS Managed Hosting as a Cisco Powered service, QTS needed to complete a rigorous third-party audit of its services. This audit verifies that services are delivered with enterprise-class reliability, security and support.
The Advanced designation recognizes QTS' investment and commitment to providing cloud and managed services at Cisco's highest standards. The shared goal is to help businesses and organizations realize faster time to value.
"We are pleased to announce the expansion of the QTS Cisco Powered portfolio with the addition of our Managed Hosting solution," said Frank Eagle, Vice President, Business Development – QTS. "Having our cloud platform's best-of-breed architecture meet Cisco's strict standards is a validation of QTS' approach to cloud and managed services and our commitment to providing our customers scalable, secure and compliant solutions."
Cisco supports QTS through enablement programs, incentives and go-to-market benefits. QTS and Cisco will continue to work together to provide ongoing innovation through these services.
QTS' complete portfolio of Cisco Powered cloud and managed services includes: QTS Enterprise Cloud and QTS Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS).
About QTS QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading provider of secure, compliant data center solutions, hybrid cloud and fully managed services. QTS' integrated technology service platform of custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed services (C3) provides flexible, scalable, secure IT solutions for web and IT applications. QTS' Critical Facilities Management (CFM) provides increased efficiency and greater performance for third-party data center owners and operators. QTS owns, operates or manages 24 data centers and supports more than 1,000 customers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit www.qtsdatacenters.com, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.
About the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP): CMSP helps partners to envision, build, market, and sell their cloud and managed services. The program offers partners access to an elite level of expertise, business acceleration tools and services, sales training, and the Cisco Cloud Marketplace. Financial benefits include global discounts and incentives to help maximize profitability, build customer loyalty and differentiate a partner's cloud offerings. Three program levels give partners a flexible framework for business growth and the acquisition of new revenue streams.
About Cisco Powered: Cisco Powered is the industry standard for cloud and managed services. Based on validated architectures and end-to-end security, Cisco Powered services minimize technology lifecycle complexity to reduce cost and risk. To ensure enterprise-class service, security and 24/7 support, Cisco partners offering Cisco Powered services must undergo a rigorous certification and third-party audit of their solutions. As the power behind the cloud, Cisco Powered services enable organizations to connect with confidence while achieving faster time-to-value, experiencing assured performance, and utilizing ongoing innovation built on open standards.
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