QTS Realty Trust unveils 72MW data centre in Atlanta

QTS Realty Trust unveils 72MW data centre in Atlanta


QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS) has opened a new 495,000 gross sqf mega data centre on its Atlanta Metro campus.

The data centre was constructed and commissioned in less than 10 months and features 240,000 sqf of data hall space and 72MW of power capacity.

The company previously announced the signing of anchor tenant leases with two existing strategic hyperscale customers totalling more than 16MW at the new Atlanta-Metro DC2 site.

QTS Atlanta-Metro DC2 is located adjacent to the company's flagship Atlanta-Metro data centre (DC1) on a site spanning more than 90 acres, and which now encompasses more than 200 megawatts of utility capacity fed from two large pre-positioned, data centre owned substations in the country.

The substations enable QTS to deliver power to its customers in the southeast data centre market at less than four cents per kilowatt-hour, according to the company.

Upon full development, the Atlanta-Metro campus is expected to support more than 275MW of power capacity.

"We are opening our new mega data centre on our Atlanta Metro campus to expand our growth opportunity with hyperscale, large enterprise and government organizations in the Southeast," said Chad Williams, Chief Executive Officer, QTS.

"Atlanta Metro DC2 represents QTS' third mega data centre in the greater Atlanta area, further solidifying our presence as Atlanta's market leader."

QTS' Atlanta-Metro data centre campus represents data centre properties in the Southeast with approximately 250 embedded customers.

The campus features abundant networking including 2,000+ cross-connects supported by diverse connectivity for cloud and hybrid colocation, direct fibre access to a multitude of carriers, access to multiple fibre routes and IP providers, multiple dark and lit fibre providers, redundant transport paths and access to the world's largest cloud providers.

“Our customers chose to expand with QTS based on QTS' operational maturity, speed to market and commitment to a premium customer experience,” said QTS in a written release.

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