A national portfolio of world-class data centers supported by best-in-class technology, infrastructure, and equipment serves as the foundation for our services. QTS owns, operates and manages facilities coast-to-coast encompassing approximately 3.8 million square feet of secure, state-of-the-art data center infrastructure supporting more than 850 customers. Our robust, redundant, fiber-rich facilities are strategically located in or near many of the nation’s most important data center markets. Over 90% of our data center space provides access to all of our “3 C” product line, providing unique opportunities for blended and hybrid services, offering the flexibility to adjust your services to meet current demand.
From a single data center to one of the largest national providers
Starting with a single small data center in Overland Park, Kansas, QTS has grown exponentially to become one of the largest and most successful national data center providers. In less than ten years, the company has established a leadership position in this growing industry by amassing a coast-to-coast portfolio of 10 data centers encompassing over 3.8 million square feet.
The company was founded by Chad Williams, who remains the chairman and chief executive officer of QTS. Mr. Williams had transformed a family automotive business into a real estate management and development firm as chairman and chief executive officer of the Quality Group of Companies, L.L.C. (QGC). In 2003, Mr. Williams leveraged his experience developing, owning and managing mission-critical facilities and began acquiring data centers with the strategy of building a national portfolio of data centers. Under Mr. Williams’ leadership and through a series of acquisitions, QTS has grown from operating a single facility in Overland Park, Kansas to the current national and fully integrated data center platform.
The growth has been steady and impressive
In 2005, the company acquired the QTS Suwanee Data Center in the northern suburbs of Atlanta. This 370,000 square foot data center property in Suwanee, Georgia, which we consider one of our flagship properties. The following year, QTS acquired the QTS Atlanta-Metro Data Center, a 970,000 gross square foot data center in Atlanta, Georgia, one of the largest data centers in the world. A data center in Jersey City, New Jersey added over 100,000 square feet to the growing portfolio. The company acquired a data center campus totaling 135,000 gross square feet in Santa Clara, California in 2007.
Growth continued with the acquisition of mission critical facilities like Miami, Florida in 2008 and the 1.3 million square foot, former semiconductor facility in Richmond, Virginia in 2010. In 2012 QTS added a data center in Sacramento, California. The QTS Dallas Data Center in North Texas was acquired in 2013.
Partnership with General Atlantic
Williams partnered with General Atlantic LLC, in 2009 which provided the company with growth equity capital, and our operating partnership was formed. An additional revolving line of credit provides QTS with capital flexibility to acquire facilities and repurpose them into data centers.