QTS Realty Trust, a provider of hybrid colocation and mega-scale data center platforms, recently announced that it is expanding its connectivity ecosystem by providing more robust alternatives to traditional metro interconnect facilities that are often constrained.
As part of this expansion, Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com Inc. company (NASDAQ:AMZN) has deployed components of its network infrastructure that support interconnect for a wide variety of AWS services in QTS' mega data centers in Chicago, Atlanta, and Piscataway, NJ.
Under a long-term, multi-megawatt agreement, announced in March, QTS will provide AWS with high-density colocation in its data centers that serve as key ingress/egress points for AWS customers and partners accessing AWS services.
The new deployments support AWS's vision for scalable and reliable connectivity serving AWS customers.
QTS says its mega data centers ensure that AWS has dedicated space, power, and fiber diversity for long-term network planning, allowing for efficient and sustainable growth. QTS' expanding connectivity ecosystem will also support AWS's Internet peering infrastructure and global backbone.
The AWS regional deployments also align with the QTS vision for de-centralizing network architecture out of a handful of increasingly congested internet nexus points and into new, highly connected data centers in major US markets.
"We are pleased to support network infrastructure for the world's most scalable, secure, and reliable cloud," said Sean Baillie, EVP, 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 notes its mega data centers bring together connectivity for enterprise and hyperscale colocation sites, including carrier-neutral cloud interconnection, while providing "access to the world's largest IP networks, multiple dark and lit fiber providers, redundant transport paths, and access to the world's largest cloud providers."