Hybrid colocation and mega scale data center solutions provider, QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), has officially opened Phase 1 of their new QTS Hillsboro, OR mega data center. Earlier this year, QTS announced the pre-leasing of 100% of the first phase of development at this site to a global Software-as-a-Service provider representing approximately 4.5 megawatts.

Chad Williams
“Our new Hillsboro campus strategically positions QTS with scale capacity in the Pacific Northwest,” said Chad Williams, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of QTS.

QTS Hillsboro initially encompasses a 158,000 square foot, 24-megawatt data center, representing the first data center on the campus. Future development plans call for the construction of a total of five mega data centers. These will aggregate more than 1 million square feet of leasable data center capacity and more than 250 megawatts of gross power capacity.

Hillsboro, Oregon would feature a rich tapestry of existing fiber networks, Internet exchanges, SDN exchanges, data centers and access to subsea cables serving thousands of customers. The QTS Hillsboro Network Access Point (NAP), located within QTS’ new Hillsboro mega data center, would bring it all together as a new nexus for connectivity and data center solutions serving a wide variety of enterprise and government organizations. QTS also operates the Richmond NAP and the recently announced NJ NAP.


The new QTS Hillsboro mega data center and NAP joins the Hillsboro Ring. It includes several ultra-high count fiber-optic rings that interconnect 14 data centers and provides dark fiber access to cable landing stations of multiple trans-Pacific subsea cable systems.

“We are very pleased to open our Hillsboro mega data center with a full portfolio of connectivity and services already in place with the establishment of the QTS Hillsboro NAP,” said Chad Williams, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of QTS. “Our new Hillsboro campus strategically positions QTS with scale capacity in the Pacific Northwest to continue to support the growth of existing and prospective hyperscale and hybrid colocation customers.

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