QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (popularly known as Quality Technology Services, QTS or QTS Data Centers) is a provider of data centers within North America and Europe and is based in Overland Park, Kansas.
In 2003, Chad Williams founded the company with the purchase of a data center in Kansas.
In October 2005, the company acquired Deltacom's e^deltacom business unit and its data center in Suwanee, Georgia for $26 million.
In October 2006, the company acquired a 960,000 square foot data center in Atlanta as well as Globix Hosting LLC for a total of $161 million. The company also acquired NTT USA LLC, which owned a 130,000 square foot facility in the New York City area.
In December 2007, the company acquired the customers of First National Technology Solutions. The company also acquired 120,000 square feet of data center and office technology space in Silicon Valley.
In April 2008, the company expanded into Florida.
In 2010, the company acquired the former Qimonda semiconductor site in Richmond, Virginia and converted the property into a 1.3 million square foot mega data center. The MAREA and BRUSA subsea cable systems operated by Telxius terminate in this facility, forming the QTS Richmond Network Access Point.
In 2011, the company acquired a data center in Lenexa, Kansas.
In January 2013, the company acquired Herakles LLC and its 92,000 square-foot data center in San Francisco.
In February 2013, the company acquired 40 acres in Irving, Texas for construction of a data center facility.
In October 2013, the company became a public company via an initial public offering.
In April 2014, the company acquired the former Chicago Sun-Times plant with plans to convert it into a data center.
In June 2015, the company acquired Carpathia Hosting for $326 million.
In June 2016, the company acquired a data center campus in New Jersey from DuPont Fabros Technology for $125 million.
In January 2017, the company acquired a 260,000 square foot data center in Irving, Texas for $50 million.
In May 2017, the company acquired a 3.4-acre parcel next to its Atlanta facility for $1 million.
In April 2019, the company acquired 2 data centers in the Netherlands (Groningen and Eemshaven) for $44 million.
In November 2019, the company announced the expansion of its Atlanta data center campus, which will include the development of a new data center totaling more than 250,000 square feet of leasable capacity.
In January 2020, the company was named Most Sustainable Company in the Data Center Industry by World Finance Magazine.
In February 2020, QTS Introduces QTS Innovation Lab (QIL) - Dedicated team and resources leverage artificial intelligence, machine learning, data visualization and more to facilitate data center industry transformation.
In June, 2020 QTS Launched the New Jersey Network Access Point (NJ NAP) - NJ NAP features a multitude of IP, fiber, and cloud access networks and direct access to 10 transatlantic subsea cables including the new AEC-2.
QTS Wins Frost and Sullivan Global Visionary Innovation Leadership Award. Following a five-month independent vetting process that started with 34 companies, QTS was chosen as the winner of the global award.
QTS Wins EPA Leadership Award - QTS won a Direct Project Engagement award that recognizes EPA Partners that distinguish themselves by using green power that is directly purchased from specific US-based renewable energy projects - September, 2020.
October 1, 2020, the company announced the opening of QTS Hillsboro - New 250+ megawatt campus delivers access and connectivity to the world's largest cloud providers, IP networks, fiber providers, diverse transport paths and transpacific subsea cables.