QTS Realty Trust has announced details of an anchor tenant agreement in its new 317,000 sq ft mega data center in Chicago previously disclosed on October 25.

One of the world’s largest software providers has chosen QTS to rapidly deliver an initial three megawatt data center solution with multiple megawatt expansion options. The deployment supports the software company’s strategy to move its on-premise client-based software products to a new cloud-based delivery model.

QTS was chosen for its strategic location adjacent to Chicago’s downtown corridor, the ability to scale quickly to accommodate the new anchor tenant’s explosive growth and for its high density solution. Launched in 2014 in response to customer demand, QTS High Density allows customers to achieve up to four times the power in a smaller footprint.

QTS Chicago is the company’s Midwest hub of its integrated platform that delivers a wide range of compliant IT infrastructure services featuring customizable data center solutions, colocation, managed hosting and purpose-built hybrid clouds.

As part of a broader cloud strategy, QTS recently announced its expansion of public cloud connectivity solutions with the addition of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connection in QTS Chicago.

“Chicago is a strategic location for large enterprise, financial institutions, healthcare and technology companies — and QTS’ new Chicago data center is an important addition to our growing global portfolio,” said Chad Williams, chairman and chief executive officer, QTS. “This major customer is an endorsement that our approach in solving complex and ever-changing business needs is earning the trust of the world’s largest and fastest growing enterprises.”

The customer joins a growing list of large and medium sized enterprises choosing QTS for its fully-integrated services platform, scalable world-class facilities, security and compliance capabilities, plus industry-leading high touch customer service. QTS’ compliant facilities are designed for availability and security of mission-critical operations — offering the power, cooling, backbone network and managed services with an eye toward reducing capital expenditures for storage and ongoing maintenance.