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Press Release -- September 6th, 2018
Source: QTS

Air Line Pilots Association Selects QTS for Flexible Hybrid Colocation Solution

Portability of IT infrastructure allows ALPA to de-risk its IT investment

WASHINGTON (September 6, 2018) – QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), a leading provider of hybrid colocation and mega-scale data center solutions, today announced an agreement with the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) to deliver a hybrid colocation solution in response to the association’s increasing demand for flexible and scalable IT infrastructure solutions.

ALPA, founded in 1931, is the largest non-governmental aviation safety organization in the world and represents more than 60,000 pilots at 34 U.S. and Canadian airlines. Through unbiased, fact-based evaluation of airline safety and security issues, ALPA works to ensure that the airline industry remains safe.

ALPA determined that relocating its IT infrastructure to a leading colocation provider was necessary to accommodate rapid growth and enhance its core business focus as the association operates a global corporate platform for its membership. After a national search, ALPA chose QTS and its federally compliant Dulles data center to deliver a flexible, scalable, and secure colocation environment. QTS’ hybrid colocation architecture provides flexible software-defined control, real-time analytics and visibility, portability of services, and access to public and private cloud ecosystems.

“As the world’s largest pilots union, we required a highly scalable solution optimized for both our business growth and evolving needs of our membership,” Richard J. Harrell Director, Information Technology, Air Line Pilots Association. “QTS is a recognized leader in hybrid colocation and has introduced unique portability of services that increases our infrastructure flexibility while de-risking our IT investment.”

“ALPA is exemplary for its ability to serve a critical industry and its valued pilot members,” said Clint Heiden, Chief Revenue Officer, QTS. “We look forward to continued collaboration on solutions that meet their business requirements now and in the future.”

About QTS

QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading provider of data center solutions across a diverse footprint spanning more than 6 million square feet of owned mega scale data center space throughout North America. Through its software-defined technology platform, QTS is able to deliver secure, compliant infrastructure solutions, robust connectivity and premium customer service to leading hyperscale technology companies, enterprises, and government entities. Visit QTS at, call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.

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