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Cox Expands Midwest Data Center Footprint With QTS

February 11, 2011 by  

Hosting BlogOVERLAND PARK, KS – 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 entered into a strategic relationship with leading broadband communications and entertainment company Cox Communications. The relationship provides Cox Business customers with flexible, secure colocation space in the QTS Wichita Data Center, and offers QTS customers access to the Cox network and access to a new Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the QTS data center location. Terms of the multi-year agreement were not disclosed.

Cox sought a Midwest-based data center provider to help expand its available colocation space for business customers. Location, facilities and easy scalability were key aspects required for the successful provider.


“Cox views this partnership as beneficial for our customers and a great extension of existing broadband Internet and WAN meshed network services offered by Cox,” said Mark Tucker, vice president of Cox Business for Kansas/Arkansas. “We can provide high-quality colocation services in a secure facility that offers dual route diversity of Cox owned fiber optics connectivity.”

In addition to providing Cox with colocation, QTS will now be able to offer its customers Cox Communications’ ISP services. Hosting customers based in the QTS Wichita Data Center will now be able to bundle Cox Communications’ ISP and transport service with its QTS data center services.

“QTS is pleased to work with Cox to provide colocation, ISP and data transport services to our mutual customers,” said Mark Waddington, president of QTS. “Establishing this strategic relationship adds another carrier to our connectivity offerings in Wichita, expanding the network, flexibility and choice available to our Midwestern customers.”

For more information about QTS, visit www.qualitytech.com.

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 www.qualitytech.com or call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA.

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet, telephone and wireless services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves 6.2 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising. Cox is known for pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For six years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunication; for four years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity; and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.

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