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Press Release -- July 6th, 2011
Source: QTS
Tags: Colocation, Datacenter

Barefoot Technologies Chooses QTS to Provide Custom Cloud-Based Solution

Atlanta, GA (July 6, 2011)

Key Highlights:

  • Leading online vacation reservations company chooses QTS Virtualized Infrastructure based upon its scalability, security and control.
  • QTS to provide a custom configured, virtual solution that will scale to meet Barefoot Technologies’ rapid growth and peak business season capacity requirements.
  • QTS helps Barefoot Technologies address its infrastructure challenges and facilitates its migration

QTS (Quality Technology Services), one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities and managed services, today announced that it has been chosen by Barefoot Technologies Corporation, a leading online vacation reservations company, to replace the company’s current colocation environment and provide a new cloud-based solution using QTS Virtualized Infrastructure (QVI). Terms of the multi-year agreement were not disclosed.

As a leading provider of browser-based reservation and asset management systems in the vacation rental industry, Barefoot sought a cloud-based solution that could scale during peak travel seasons as well as accommodate the company’s rapid growth of 30 percent per year.

“QTS didn’t try to sell us a product, but instead helped our company craft a solution that best enabled us to meet the demands of our customers,” said Ed Ulmer, vice president of U.S. operations – Barefoot. “QVI offers the benefits of virtualization with the security and control we required, while helping us avoid the need for capital intensive technology refreshes. QTS’ custom solution meets our current needs and promises to easily scale to meet our future growth.”

QVI is a fully-managed, virtualized IT infrastructure solution that offers increased scalability, security, visibility and control to customers. The product is ideal for companies such as Barefoot because it is designed to enable rapid deployment and the ability to easily scale infrastructure as business needs change. In addition, each solution component includes bundled features that may be added or customized to support the requirements of any application.

“QVI is the perfect solution for growing companies who are seeking secure, cloud-based configurations with scalability,” said Mark Waddington, president – QTS. “We look forward to helping Barefoot meet their business goals by providing a hosting solution that lowers operating costs while improving reliability, speed of deployment and scalability.”

About Barefoot

Barefoot has the distinction of being the first browser system in the industry, the first to provide online booking, tenant, owner access and to offer social media tools designed to be tailored to meet clients’ exacting needs. Barefoot is also the only system with a full Customer Relations function wrapped into the program, which in effect makes it the only full service system in the industry. Founded in 1998, by leading technology and industry players, the “.NET platform” has become a standard for those who are trend setters in the industry and those who desire to dominate their market with unique functionally. For more information, please contact Edward Ulmer at 603-428-6255,

About QTS

QTS (Quality Technology Services) is a leading national provider of data center solutions and fully managed services for enterprise businesses. The company offers a complete, unique portfolio of core data center services, including custom data center, colocation and cloud services, providing the flexibility, scale and security needed to support the rapidly evolving infrastructure demands of web and IT applications. With 12 locations in seven states, QTS owns, operates and manages more than 3.1 million square feet of secure, state-of-the-art data center infrastructure and supports more than 600 customers. For more information about QTS, please visit, call 877.QTS.DATA or follow QTS on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.

Anna Ruth Williams
communications 21 for QTS

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