QTS Realty TrustÂ willÂ open aÂ 317,000-square-foot data centerÂ in downtown Chicago FridayÂ toÂ provideÂ a range ofÂ information technologyÂ infrastructure servicesÂ to government and enterpriseÂ customers.
QTS said Tuesday it collaborated Mortenson ConstructionÂ and consulting-engineering firm ESD to design and build the mega data center on the former Chicago Sun-TimesÂ complex.
The facility is builtÂ toÂ offer direct access to long-haul fiber networks for organizations locatedÂ in Chicago’s central business district and surrounding areas,Â according to QTS.
â€œWe are focused on a collaborative, high-touch enterprise approach serving the dynamic needs of todayâ€™s agile enterprises seeking a partner that can right-size flexible and scalable IT solutions for today and tomorrow,” saidÂ Dan Bennewitz, QTS chief operations officer of sales and marketing.
The 317,000-square-foot Building 1 is designed to have a total capacity of 24 megawatts and supportÂ 133,000 square feet of raised floor.
QTS noted it can addÂ roughly 32 megawatts of data center capacityÂ andÂ 213,000 square feet of raised floor in a second building at the site.