Jun 16, 2015, 05:01 ET
DULLES, Va., June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Carpathia, a trusted provider of compliant hybrid cloud services and managed hosting, today announced initial plans for integration into QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS) following the close of the transaction that was announced earlier today.
The combination of QTS and Carpathia creates a new breed of IT infrastructure service provider focused on delivering innovation and value through world-class data center infrastructure and hybrid managed cloud solutions required to succeed in today's competitive landscape.
The addition of Carpathia's managed hosting and hybrid cloud platform complements QTS' proven, fully integrated real estate and technology services platform, known as QTS' 3C's: custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed services (C3). Carpathia adds customers and technology assets in C2 and C3 further expanding QTS' ability to provide end-to-end IT infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions to large enterprise and government organizations.
Together, QTS and Carpathia now serve more than 1,000 customers and own, operate or manage 25 data centers globally encompassing more than 5 million square feet of secure, state-of-the art data center infrastructure. This includes QTS' 1.3 million square foot facility in Richmond, VA, a LEED Gold certified mega data center campus serving the national Capital area.
Increasing Customer Focus
In addition to leveraging their complementary strengths for enterprise and public sector customers, the addition of Carpathia reaffirms QTS' commitment to further enhance its customer support organization and processes to meet and exceed growth expectations on a global scale.
"QTS and Carpathia share a common vision for establishing a "customer first" culture backed by the highest levels of collaboration and support," said Chad Williams, Chief Executive Officer - QTS. "Going forward, we will accelerate our emphasis on a high touch, consultative services approach ensuring optimum performance and reliability for our customers in a way that will be unmatched in the industry."
Solution Flexibility - Federal Expertise
The combination of QTS and Carpathia enable a highly complementary delivery of tailored IT infrastructure solutions to customers across enterprise, government, digital media, healthcare, and financial services.
Carpathia and QTS' federal market presence encompasses more than two decades of federal market experience and a wide range of federally compliant IaaS solutions. Through the QTS Federal Cloud and Carpathia's partnership with VMware to offer the VMware vCloud® Government Service provided by Carpathia™ - an enterprise-class hybrid cloud service – agencies gain access to industry-leading platforms that are FedRAMP-compliant and purpose-built for their mission needs. Customers also gain access to a trusted and experienced partner, operating with more than 50 active ATOs across civilian, defense and intelligence agencies.
Williams added, "the QTS and Carpathia teams will operate through their current organizational structures while actively developing a near and long term integration plan. The Carpathia leadership team will continue to play key roles in further developing and delivering products and services that meet the needs of an evolving marketplace."
Peter Weber, former CEO of Carpathia, joins the QTS executive team as Chief Product Officer.
"We are pleased to join the QTS family and excited to begin leveraging the synergies we have as a combined entity," Weber said. "We applaud QTS' increasing focus on customer support and look forward to continued delivery of highly scalable and flexible managed hosting and trusted hybrid cloud solutions for commercial and federal organizations."
Carpathia is a leading provider of trusted hybrid cloud and managed hosting services, providing secure, reliable and compliant IT infrastructure and management for some of the world's most demanding enterprises and federal agencies. As part of QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS) Carpathia's colocation and compliant cloud platform strengthens QTS' existing, fully integrated real estate and technology services platform, known as QTS' 3C's: custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed services (C3). QTS and Carpathia share a common vision for providing the highest levels of customer collaboration and support. Backed by a consultative services approach that is unmatched in the industry, QTS and Carpathia are highly focused on high-touch 24x7 global support ensuring optimum performance and reliability for over 1,000 customers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Contact Carpathia at 1.888.200.9494, or visit www.carpathia.com for more information.
Carter B. Cromley
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