QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), an international provider of data center, managed hosting and cloud services, has announced the acquisition from VMware of sole rights to VMware vCloud Government Service, a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) compliant cloud solution.
The vCloud platform, now QTS Government Cloud, is a FedRAMP compliant solution that was previously developed in partnership between QTS and VMware to deliver cloud services to the Federal sector.
Through this agreement, QTS will now wholly own and control the infrastructure supporting the QTS Government Cloud. Although this is not a material financial transaction, it would provide QTS with expanded flexibility and control in delivering the QTS Government Cloud solution and provide the exclusive rights to sell both directly and through a broader array of sales channels.
QTS‘ comprehensive and growing portfolio of compliant hybrid technology solutions is engineered to address IT infrastructure complexity and compliance challenges facing Federal IT professionals in the public sector marketplace.
“With the purchase of Carpathia last year, QTS expanded its ability to provide compliant solutions to federal agencies,” said Dan Bennewitz, Chief Operating Officer, Sales and Marketing, QTS. “We support agencies’ and systems integrators’ FedRAMP compliance requirements across our services portfolio. In addition to the Agency systems residing on the QTS Government Cloud we also host multiple FedRAMP Authorized systems on our Managed Hosting and Colocation service offerings.”