July 1, 2016

QTS Chicago opens mega data center today

317,000 square foot mega data center to open in response to increasing demand for mission critical data center capacity

Telecom giant

QTS, a provider of secure, compliant data center, hybrid cloud and managed services today announced the opening of its new mega data center in downtown Chicago.

QTS and Mortenson Construction have completed Phase 1 of construction with 48,000 square feet of raised floor and associated critical power. When fully developed, the 317,000 square foot Building 1 will support a total of 133,000 square feet of raised floor encompassing 24 megawatts of power. QTS has the ability to add an additional 213,000 square feet of raised floor and 32 megawatts of power in Building 2 for a total of 346,000 square feet of raised floor and 56 megawatts of power within the campus.

Dan Bennewitz, COO, Sales and Marketing at QTS commented :

We are pleased to formally open our new Chicago data center that extends our platform delivering a broad selection of integrated IT infrastructure services for Chicago and nationally. We are focused on a collaborative, high-touch enterprise approach serving the dynamic needs of today’s agile enterprises seeking a partner that can right-size flexible and scalable IT solutions for today and tomorrow.

QTS worked closely with Mortenson and ESD to design and transform the iconic Chicago Sun-Times facility into a mega data center on Chicago’s south side. It is QTS’ first data center in Chicago and serves as QTS’ Midwest hub delivering an integrated portfolio of highly secure IT infrastructure services for enterprise and government organizations.

Situated on a 30-acre campus, QTS Chicago says it is highly secure and monitored 24×7×365 by QTS’ Operations Services Center (OSC), and on-site network teams and building management systems. QTS claims to have a Net Promoter score of 63.5 for 2015, which it says reflects its  focus on providing premium customer service and exceeding customer expectations during a time of fast growth.

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