QTS Realty Trust, a leading provider of data center and hybrid IT solutions, today announced construction milestones associated with Phase 1 of its new Ashburn, Va. mega data center campus.
In eight weeks, QTS has erected three stories of steel framing and roofing, constructed the hardened foundation and concrete flooring, and is nearing completion of raising the tilt walls enclosing the facility. The company attributes the rapid pace to an innovative modular design along with scalable mechanical and electrical systems accelerating speed-to-market.
QTS now expects to offer pre-leased customers early occupancy ahead of the Phase 1 completion scheduled for mid-2018. This creates a unique opportunity for customers to adopt aggressive deployment timelines and continue to grow within the same environment and facility.
When completed, the state-of-the-art facility will be the first three-story data center in Ashburn. It will feature approximately 180,000 square feet of data center space, 12 column free data halls, and up to 32 megawatts of critical power optimized for enterprise, hyper-scale, and build-to-suit solutions. Phase 1 of the multi-tenant development represents approximately four megawatts of critical sellable capacity. To date, QTS has pre-leased 2.2 megawatts, representing over 50 percent of Phase 1 capacity, to a global health insurance provider.
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“QTS understands that helping a customer succeed is dependent on the ability to deliver high-quality solutions, on time, in the right location, with the right economics that meet individualized needs,” said David Robey, Vice President of Facilities, QTS. “We are committed to rapidly delivering a world-class facility in one of the nation’s most desirable markets.”
With an ecosystem of more than 130 customers supported within its Northern Virginia footprint, QTS’ new megascale data center in Ashburn supports the next phase of the Company’s growth strategy. This includes a focus on satisfying large, multi-megawatt requirements, engineered to meet the need for speed, flexibility, infrastructure visibility, economics and operator excellence. Together with its recently introduced QTS HyperBlock solution, which delivers multiple smaller block deployments over time, QTS is able to deliver a broad set of solutions designed for hyper-scale customers.
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. is a leading data center and managed cloud provider, offering a comprehensive portfolio of IT solutions built on the industry’s first Software-Defined Data Center Platform. QTS is a trusted partner to more than 1,100 customers throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. QTS owns, operates or manages more than six million square feet of data center space. QTS provides cutting-edge technology; flexible, scalable infrastructure; and an industry-leading customer experience.