QTS Realty Trust, a provider of colocation data center, cloud and managed hosting services, has announced that Telia Carrier – owner and operator of a global network backbone, has deployed a connectivity node in QTS’ Richmond mega data center.

Telia Carrier’s extensive fiber network and advanced network services would further expand QTS’ ability to provide low latency connectivity. QTS Richmond’s proximity to Ashburn, Virginia to the north and the new Virginia Beach Cable Landing (VBCL) to the south, would make this data center particularly attractive.

“The Telia Carrier partnership allows QTS to provide optimum proximity and connectivity for Richmond’s thriving business community including a growing number of multinational corporations,” said Brent Bensten, Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Product Development, QTS. “As Richmond’s largest data center, QTS’ partnership with the world’s number one network backbone provider is a significant addition to our expanding connectivity capabilities.”

Richmond Data Center

QTS’ mega scale Richmond data center encompasses a 1.3 million square foot facility on a 220-acre campus with more than 550,000 square feet of raised data center floor capacity providing a wide range of IT infrastructure services including significant capacity optimized for hyperscale. The campus features 12 megawatts currently available with the ability to expand to more than 400 megawatts on the campus.

“As one of the world’s leading telecommunications providers, Telia Carrier empowers highly flexible and scalable IT infrastructure partners backed by the highest levels of high-touch enterprise support,” said Art Kazmierczak, Director Business and Network Development, Americas for Telia Carrier. “We are pleased to partner with QTS and expand the availability of our highly compelling suite of international network services in the Mid-Atlantic region.”