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QTS will deploy AWS network to expand ecosystem

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QTS Realty Trust will expand its connectivity ecosystem after unveiling a long-term agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS).

The partnership will provide more robust alternatives to traditional metro interconnect facilities that are often constrained.

Additionally, AWS has deployed components of its network infrastructure to support interconnect in QTS’ data centres in Chicago, Atlanta, and Piscataway, New Jersey.

The deal will also see QTS provide AWS with high-density colocation in its data centres that serve as key ingress/egress points for AWS customers and those using AWS services.

"We are pleased to support network infrastructure for the world's most scalable, secure, and reliable cloud," said Sean Baillie, executive vice president for connectivity at QTS.

"Our vision for diverse connectivity hubs and ubiquitous, low-latency network access is top of mind for enterprise, hyperscale, and government customers and central to our business strategy."

QTS’ data centres ensure that AWS has the dedicated space, power and fibre for long-term network planning which will allow for “efficient and sustainable growth” the company adds.

The AWS regional deployments align with QTS’ vision for de-centralising network architecture out of a handful of increasingly congested internet nexus points and into new, highly connected data centres in major US markets.

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