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Press Release -- October 15th, 2015
Source: QTS

QTS Earns FISMA High Baseline Authorization

QTS Richmond and Atlanta-Metro Data Centers Earn Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) High Baseline Authorization and Accreditation 

Mega Data Centers Reaffirm Ability to Meet High U.S. Government Security Requirements


Overland Park, Kan. October 15, 2015 – QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), a leading provider of data center facilities and cloud services, has received Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) High Authorization and Accreditation at its Richmond and Atlanta-Metro data centers for physical and environmental services. FISMA requires each federal agency to develop, document and implement an agency-wide program to provide security for the information systems and data that support its operations, including the systems of government contractors.

QTS’ custom data center and colocation services at its Richmond and Atlanta-Metro mega data centers were tested under the latest version of FISMA. Veris Group, a leading third party assessment organization (3PAO), worked with QTS’ internal compliance team to audit both facilities’ operations.

Achieving FISMA High indicates that the data center and colocation services QTS provides are of critical importance to its government agency customers, since a breach of their integrity and availability would severely impact an agency’s ability to perform its primary mission.

“QTS is committed to the highest standards of transparency and compliance,” said Oliver Schmidt, Chief Audit Executive – QTS. “In this time of increased cybersecurity threats aimed at our government, we understand the stringent information security requirements that federal agencies must adhere to, and we invest heavily in order to not only meet, but also exceed them.”

QTS Richmond occupies a 1.3 million square foot campus. The site is comprised of four distinct data center buildings featuring the availability of 500,000 square feet of raised floor space and over 100 megawatts of supplied power from a dedicated diverse feed on-site substation.

QTS Atlanta-Metro is a 970,000 square foot data center complete with diverse fed utilities, redundant power systems and advanced redundant communications network. Phase II of the facility is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified.

About QTS                                 

QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading provider of secure, compliant data center solutions and fully managed services, and the owner of Carpathia Hosting, a leading provider of hybrid cloud services and managed compliant hosting. QTS’ integrated technology service platform of custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed services (C3) provides flexible, scalable, secure IT solutions for web and IT applications. QTS’ Critical Facilities Management (CFM) provides increased efficiency and greater performance for third-party data center owners and operators. QTS owns, operates or manages 25 data centers and supports more than 1,000 customers in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. For more information about QTS, please visit, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.

About Veris Group

Veris Group, LLC, headquartered in Vienna, VA, is an industry-leading, award-winning company providing a full spectrum of cybersecurity services to many of the world’s largest commercial and government organizations. The company’s mission is to provide its clients the greatest level of service and value by creating an internal culture that attracts, develops, and inspires the best professionals in the industry. Veris Group has been recognized for its strategic growth as a six-time Inc. 5000 honoree, a five-time VA Chamber of Commerce FANTASTIC 50 awardee, and a two-time Washington Technology Fast 50 honoree. For more information, please visit

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