Southern Telecom Joins QTS’ Expanding Connectivity Ecosystem

QTS Realty Trust, a provider of software-defined and mega scale data center solutions, announced that Southern Telecom, Inc. (STI), a subsidiary of Southern Company has deployed its dark fiber network in QTS’ Atlanta-Metro data center campus.

As a dark fiber provider, STI expands QTS’ ability to provide multiple dark fiber paths across the southeast region. STI’s Atlanta to Jacksonville, Florida fiber route is an ideal option for connection with subsea cable paths requiring connection to Atlanta and beyond.

QTS recently opened Atlanta-Metro Data Center 2 (DC2) featuring 240,000 square feet of data hall space and 72 megawatts of power capacity designed for large-scale enterprise and hyperscale colocation deployments. Atlanta-Metro DC2 was constructed using QTS’ modular Freedom data hall design that caters to the sophisticated buyers. The addition of STI’s dark fiber brings the total number of dark fiber providers in QTS’ Atlanta-Metro data center campus to five.

QTS Atlanta-Metro DC2 sits adjacent to the company’s flagship Atlanta-Metro Data Center (DC1) on a 95-plus acre site that encompasses more than 200 megawatts of available utility capacity fed from two of the largest pre-positioned, data center owned substations in the country. These substations enable QTS to deliver the lowest cost of power to its customers in the southeast data center market. Upon full development, the Atlanta-Metro campus is expected to support more than 275 megawatts of power capacity.