QualityTech launches major data center dxpansion in Atlanta

Dec. 8, 2009
A 130,000 square foot USGBC LEED-optimized expansion is planned for the provider's Metro Atlanta facility.

December 8, 2009 --Quality Technology Services, one of the nation’s largest privately-held providers of data center facilities and managed services, announced a planned 130,000 square foot build-out of its Metro data center located near downtown Atlanta, GA. This expansion will be supported by the funds from QualityTech’s recent $150 million partnership with growth equity investor General Atlantic.

“Our partnership with General Atlantic has allowed QualityTech to start the next step in our phased build-out of the Metro Atlanta Data Center facility,” says Mark Waddington, president of QualityTech. “The addition of over 130,000 square feet of raised floor space and supporting infrastructure positions this facility as one of the world’s largest and most technologically-advanced data center facilities.”

Two large raised-floor pods will be added to the facility’s existing raised-floor footprint of 200,000 square feet. This expansion will complete 65% of the planned raised-floor capacity of the massive 990,000 square feet building and provide a total of 330,000 square feet of customer-ready raised floor. As QualityTech continues expanding its data center footprint, the provider maintains that it becomes more important to develop innovative solutions in data center design, including the adoption of environmentally sustainable design practices. QualityTech’s design-build team has committed itself to follow philosophies and strategies for LEED certification, as outlined by the US Green Building Council (USGBC), and is planning to obtain LEED certification.

The facility’s expansion will feature next-generation and green systems, including a Facilities Lab to test new energy conservation initiatives. The lab will focus on air and water economization technologies as well as new developments in power distribution and consumption technology. QualityTech will also deploy advanced cooling and delivery methods to the floor that will allow customers to reach even higher levels of power density. This coupled with many other improvements will make this QualityTech’s greenest data center to date, says the company.

Over the past several years, QualityTech has steadily expanded its data center footprint to encompass more than two million square feet of data center real estate with 750,000 square feet of raised floor in production. QualityTech offers data center solutions across the United States in New York, New Jersey, Florida, and Silicon Valley, California; and two of the largest facilities in the country located in Georgia including a one million square feet facility in Atlanta.

Focused on providing flexible options, QualityTech hosts more than 1,000 customers ranging from a single cabinet to 100,000+ square feet custom suites. The provider caters to customized solutions that meet the diverse needs of large enterprise customers and currently claims to have space for deployment in sizes up to 20,000 square feet in Atlanta and up to 15,000 square feet in Santa Clara. The company’s full suite of advanced managed service offerings includes network, operating system and storage solutions.

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