Responding to increasing demand for large, highly scalable data center capacity delivered rapidly at the right economics, QTS Realty Trust has announced availability of hyperscale-ready, on-demand QTS ‘HyperBlocks’ in any of its mega data center locations across the U.S.
The Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, machine learning and online retailing are driving demand for increased computing power and capacity. Large enterprises and public cloud providers, known as hyperscale companies, are constantly monitoring the need to scale with additional capacity quickly and affordably. While some hyperscale companies are consuming significant concentrated megawatt deployments, QTS has seen a trend toward hyperscale companies taking multiple small block deployments over a period of time to reduce risk and increase agility.
Each QTS HyperBlock is approximately a two megawatt deployment, engineered specifically to meet hyperscale requirements for speed, flexibility, visibility, economics and operator excellence. The solution is designed to scale to six or more megawatts as customers consume multiple HyperBlock deployments over time. QTS can deliver HyperBlock capacity across all of its mega data center locations in 120 days or less.
HyperBlock is the first in a series of QTS purpose-built solutions designed to meet varied and discrete hyperscale needs. QTS HyperBlock was developed in response to customer requirement trends, including:
· A large search engine company needed to aggregate spend, simplify agreements and improve speed. As a result, QTS developed specialized frame agreements that allow customers to quickly and easily purchase multiple HyperBlocks across multiple regions all under a single agreement.
· One of the world’s largest cloud service providers requested operational visibility into their deployed solution. Through QTS Service Delivery Platform, this hyperscale customer uses software APIs to analyze data and make informed decisions to efficiently run their business with improved economics and performance.
· A multinational technology company needed a partner to understand their business model and be able to react in a holistic, integrated fashion. Today, QTS provides customer lifecycle management, featuring an assigned Customer Experience Manager (CEM) who is a single point of contact through construction, installation and customer set up.
· Additionally, QTS’ Operations Service Center (OSC) creates consistent communication and risk reduction through a centralized customer service and operational support experience across all of its data centers.
“With a proven track record delivering multi-megawatt deployments to high-growth cloud and SaaS companies, QTS is uniquely positioned as a hyperscale service provider,” said Brian Johnston, chief technology officer, QTS. “Our ability to rapidly deliver strategic, incremental capacity is matched only by our cultural commitment to operational partnership and long-term customer relationships.”
“Rapid cloud adoption has meant that cloud providers and Internet-based companies need data center space, power and network connectivity quickly – in many cases more quickly than planned,” said Kelly Morgan, 451 Research. “QTS’ new two megawatt HyperBlocks and the scale of its mega centers target this need for rapid, flexible capacity and should enhance QTS’ appeal for hyperscale requirements.”
QTS announced today the HyperBlock expansion of a global cloud service provider in QTS Irving. The company initially selected QTS in 2016 to deliver on its hyperscale growth plan and is now expanding by an additional two megawatt HyperBlock deployment with the option to scale by an additional two megawatts over time.