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Press Release -- September 18th, 2012
Source: QTS

Chenega Logistics Selects QTS Richmond Data Center to Host Federal IT Infrastructure and Cloud Services Customers

Professional services and technology innovator leverages data center leader’s secure infrastructure

Richmond, Va. (September 18, 2012) – QTS (Quality Technology Services), one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing privately-held providers of data center facilities and managed services, today announced that it has been selected by Chenega Logistics (CL), a leader in full lifecycle professional services and technology innovations for federal and enterprise customers, to host the company’s data center and cloud services customers in a custom data center setting on the highly-secure 1.3 million square foot QTS Richmond Data Center campus.  This agreement combines the advantages of Chenega Logistics’ rapid contracting ability as an 8(a) organization with industry-certified professional staff with the highly secure, robust QTS data center infrastructure to support federal agencies requiring routine or complex data center needs.

“The government-grade physical and logical security offered by the QTS Richmond Data Center was very attractive to Chenega Logistics and enables us to offer robust data center and cloud solutions to our customers,” said Mike Montgomery, president – Chenega Logistics. “As our customers strive to meet the goals of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI), they need hardened, redundant infrastructure to meet their growing compute and security requirements. This agreement provides a secure compound for CL to provide services at scale to customers whose uncertain future needs require the availability of ample power and space to grow into.”

CL customers with security needs ranging from unclassified up to and including Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) will benefit from the physical and logical security of the QTS Richmond Data Center, which meets all Department of Defense anti-terrorism force protection physical requirements with a focus on TIA 942 Tier III and Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) guideline fulfillment.  Security features include a 500-foot setback defined by an energized fence, a visitor screening facility and access-controlled vehicle inspection checkpoints with K-12 rated wedge vehicle barriers.  Further protection is provided by armed guards, magnetometers and an X-ray machine.  The CL installation will be protected both by guards and biometric authorization, including iris and fingerprint scanners.  Additionally, CL will leverage the QTS Audit and Control Group, which assists customers in meeting their FISMA compliance needs.

“We’re gratified that Chenega Logistics has selected QTS to host their technology infrastructure customers at the QTS Richmond Data Center,” said Dan Bennewitz, chief operating officer, sales and marketing – QTS.  “CL had very strict requirements for their installation.  Gaining the trust of such a technology services leader in the federal space and continuing our success in earning the business of government agencies and contractors are meaningful indicators that we will continue to meet our growth objectives in this important sector.”

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. QTS owns, operates and manages more than 3 million square feet of secure, state-of-the-art data center infrastructure and supports more than 700 customers. For more information about QTS, please visit or call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.

About Chenega Logistics

Chenega Logistics (CL) is a world-class Data Center and Cloud provider, servicing all sizes and types of government, military and private sectors clients. CL brings cutting edge – secure – cost saving Data Center and Cloud capabilities to the customer by utilizing a low-cost model structure while maintaining the highest commitment to quality. The professional specialists at CL are committed to providing the highest quality technology services and collaboration available that meets your network and technical infrastructure needs through the entire life cycle – from initial design to implementation to world-class 24/7 TIER support. As an ISO 9001 Certified Organization, CL provides a wide range of innovative data center and Cloud solutions.

Caitlin Crowley
communications 21 for QTS

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