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Schneider Electric Partners with QTS to Build out Dallas Data Center & Adopt New Data Center Model

Feb 7, 2018
by Josh Anderson

ANDOVER, MA – Global specialist in the digital transformation of energy management and automation Schneider Electric has announced that it will expand its relationship with QTS, the Jersey-city based data center operator, to support the build-out of the partner’s new data center in Dallas. The expanded 54-acre Texas data center will enjoy an additional 32 megawatts of capacity as well as an enhanced data center model.

“QTS’ standardized approach to data center design offers a proven foundation, consistent high levels of service and ever-improving speed to market,” Jason Walker, Cloud & Service Provider Director at Schneider Electric said in a press release. “We look forward to continuing our work with QTS through the Dallas expansion and finding ways to enhance their portfolio for even faster deployment.”

The widespread adoption of Internet of Things, as well as explosive adoption of cloud services have pushed more data center operators to examine new designs to meet their clients’ needs, and QTS offers many models of data centers that include customized platforms, traditional colocation services, both public and private cloud – and of course hybrid cloud architecture.

In tandem with Schneider Electric, QTS has revolutionized a repeatable design and consistent infrastructure through standardization. They are proud of the drastically reduced deployment time this new platform has afford their end-users. Schneider will work with QTS to incorporate the platform beyond the Dallas Fort Worth area and across their over two dozen data centers..

“When it came to looking for the ideal partner, we wanted a relationship that was more than just transactional – from the start, we were able to have open dialogue with Schneider Electric about our broader goals and mutual intent for the data center market,”  Nathan Hazelwood, Director for Strategic Procurement at QTS remarked. “Working with Schneider Electric, we’ve moved through designing, building, modifying and scaling our model to expedite the standardization process, and in turn, have accelerated speed to market for our customers, most recently with the Dallas expansion.”

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