Company History:

  • 2003: QTS was founded by Chad Williams with its first data center in Overland Park in Kansas
  • 2003: Company acquired first data center in Overland Park, KS
  • 2005 QTS acquired Atlanta Suwanee data center
  • 2010 Acquired their Richmond facility
  • 2013: When public (IPO) and started trading under the symbol QTS on the NYSE.
  • 2014 Expanded with Chicago and Princeton data centers
  • May 2015: QTS acquires Carpathis Hosting for $326 million. [1] The transaction increases QTS's ability to serve IaaS and Government clients. Additionally the transaction provides a number of deployments within Equinix facilities. [2] [3]


QTS maintains three different operational headquarters. The corporate headquarters are in Overland Park, KS. The operational headquarters are in Suwanee, GA. Carpathia headquarters have remained in Dulles, VA to better serve government clients.


1. PR Newswire May 6, 2015
2. The Whir article July 5, 2012
3. The Whir article Feb 28, 2011

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12851 Foster Street, Overland Park, KS 66213
$446 million in 2017
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QTS is Building a 100MW Data Center on 92 Acres in Hillsboro

QTS Data Centers, a Kansas data hosting company, is the most recent in a line of large data companies to build in Hillsboro, enticed by tax breaks worth $7.6 million USD total over the past three years. These tax breaks have become arguably less valuable due to Hillsboro moving in 2016 to match the value of those tax breaks to jobs made. Those amendments landed among worries that Hillsboro was granting tax breaks to organizations that took a huge amount of prime industrial or farm land while creating few jobs.

According to public records, six massive Hillsboro data centers employed only 71 people total last year and in 2017, that meant each job made gave $47,000 in tax breaks for each job created. Data centers gaining tax breaks include facilities owned by Comcast, Adobe, Flexential (formerly ViaWest), T5 Data Centers, Infomart and NetApp.

QTS, which rents space in its data centers to other companies, bought 92 acres in Hillsboro last fall for $26 million and plans to commence construction on a huge 100-megawatt data center. Data centers utilize massive amounts of energy but computers do a vast majority of the work, leading to very little direct employment. This 100-megawatt data center will have similar amounts of power utilized by 80,000 Northwest homes – which is more than double the number of households in all of Hillsboro.

Tax breaks are great for luring in data centers, which in turn spend tens of millions of dollars to manage their facilities with high-end computers that would be taxed due to local Oregon property taxes. Last year, Informart’s Hillsboro data center had an evaluated value of more than $52 million last year. QTS’ property in a specially designated “enterprise zone,” which exempts QTS from the property taxes that other businesses pay. Unfortunately, in 2016 the Hillsboro City Council amended its enterprise zone program that links the tax benefits to job creation. Read More at CAPRE Media.

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QTS Amsterdam
Luttenbergweg 4
1101 EC Amsterdam-Zuidoost, Netherlands
Located in Amsterdam
  • Does not own Owns the Building

QTS's Amsterdam facility is located on Equinix's AM1/AM2 campus.

QTS Ashburn
21701 Filigree Ct
Ashburn, VA
Located in Northern Virginia
  • 17,650 Gross SqFt
  • 2.2 Megawatts

QTS acquired this site via the Carpathia acquisition in 2015

QTS Ashburn 1
22271 Broderick Drive
Sterling, VA 20166
Located in Northern Virginia
  • 172,000 Gross SqFt
  • 32.0 Megawatts
QTS Ashburn 2
22426 Lockridge Rd
Sterling, VA 20166
Located in Northern Virginia
  • 105.0 Megawatts
  • Owns Owns the Building
QTS Atlanta Metro
1033 Jefferson Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Located in Atlanta
  • 453,000 Gross SqFt
  • 72.0 Megawatts

A massive 970,000 sqft data center is one of the largest in the world.

QTS Atlanta Suwanee
300 Satellite Boulevard NW
Suwanee, GA 30024
Located in Atlanta
  • 205,600 Gross SqFt
  • 36.0 Megawatts

The QTS Atlanta-Suwanee Data Center has 370,000 sq. ft. of data center and office space in the north suburbs of Atlanta

QTS Chicago
2800 S. Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60608
Located in Chicago
  • 134,000 Gross SqFt
  • 24.0 Megawatts

The campus was a former Sun Times Press Facility and was acquired in 2014

QTS Dallas Fort Worth
14100 Park Vista Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76177
Located in Dallas
  • 40,000 Gross SqFt
  • 18.0 Megawatts

QTS's Forth Worth site is the company's second data center the Dallas Market.

QTS Dulles (The Vault)
1506 Moran Road
Dulles, VA 20166
Located in Northern Virginia
  • 64,000 Gross SqFt
  • 2.52 Megawatts

QTS acquired this site via the Carpathia acquisition in 2015.

QTS Harrisonburg
1175 N Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA
Located in Virginia
  • 40.0 Megawatts

The site is also known as the Blue Ridge Data Center when it was owned by Carpathia.


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The sites as 2 megawatts of solar capacity on-site.
Diagram of QTS's Site in Chicago
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Exterior View of QTS's Chicago Building
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Under Construction at 22271 Broderick Drive in Ashburn
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Site Plan Diagram of QTS's Ashburn 1 Site
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Aerial View of QTS's Ashburn Data Center
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Aerial Rendering of QTS's Irving Data Center
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Aerial Rendering of QTS's Irving Data Center
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The sites as 2 megawatts of solar capacity on-site.
QTS Piscataway with Solar Panels on Roof
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The sites as 2 megawatts of solar capacity on-site.

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Exterior View of QTS Piscataway
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