Overland Park, Kan. (January 30, 2014) – QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities and cloud services, and a leader in security and compliance, has been selected by PBMares, a leading accounting and business consulting firm serving the Mid Atlantic, to house the company’s data center.
PBMares consolidated its previous data centers into the QTS Richmond data center in an effort to better manage its IT costs and improve operational efficiencies. The hardened physical and logical security features of the 1.3 million square-foot campus also attracted PBMares.
"We chose QTS because of the quality and convenient location of its Richmond data center, the expertise of its staff, and its world-class security features," said Mary Aldrich, chief operating officer - PBMares. "Throughout the process, the QTS team demonstrated a keen interest in understanding and meeting our technical and business needs."
Located less than 100 miles from Washington, D.C., Richmond has a growing population and is home to many Fortune 500 companies. QTS’ Richmond data center opened in January 2011, and is one of the world’s largest data center campuses. The site is comprised of four distinct data center buildings with up to 500,000 square feet of raised floor space available for build-out and more than 100 megawatts of supplied power from a dedicated diverse feed on-site substation.
“We see a growing number of financial services companies seeking to consolidate their data center operations as a way of mitigating risk and reducing cost,” said Dan Bennewitz, Chief Operating Officer, Sales and Marketing – QTS. “We are proud that PBMares choose to partner with QTS and we look forward to helping them meet their data center needs in a secure, efficient way.”
The Richmond data center highlights QTS’ industry-leading approach to security and compliance, making it an ideal choice for companies facing stringent regulatory requirements. QTS’ integrates their multi-layer approach with best-of-breed technology to provide the highest level of physical and logical security. With a dedicated in-house Internal Audit and Compliance team, QTS employs a comprehensive and integrated methodology to compliance.
About PBMares, LLP
PBMares, a Virginia-based accounting and business consulting firm, provides clients a broad range of business services in the areas of audit and accounting, tax planning and preparation, pension plan design/administration, merger and acquisition consulting, and owner-managed business and family wealth management consulting. With offices in Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Newport News, Norfolk, Richmond, Warrenton and Williamsburg, the firm provides additional services through its two affiliates, Artifice Forensic Financial Services, LLC, a financial consulting division specializing in fraud investigations and forensic accounting, and PBMares Wealth Management, LLC, a registered investment advisory firm. More information is available online at www.PBMares.com.
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading national provider of data center solutions and fully managed services and a leader in security and compliance. The company offers a complete, unique portfolio of core data center products, including custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed services (C3), providing the flexibility, scale and security needed to support the rapidly evolving hybrid infrastructure demands of web and IT applications. With 12 data centers in eight states, QTS owns, operates and manages approximately 4.7 million square feet of secure, state-of-the-art data center infrastructure and supports more than 850 customers. QTS' Critical Facility Management (CFM) can provide increased efficiency and greater performance for third-party data center owners and operators. For more information about QTS, please visit www.qtsdatacenters.com, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.