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16.10.2015, 02:00

High Baseline Authorisation for QTS Richmond and Atlanta-Metro Data Centres

Company News, Data Centres
Two of the largest data centres in the United States have reaffirmed their ability to meet tough U.S. Government security requirements.

QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), a leading provider of data center facilities and cloud services, has received Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) High Authorization and Accreditation at its Richmond and Atlanta-Metro data centers for physical and environmental services. FISMA requires each federal agency to develop, document and implement an agency-wide program to provide security for the information systems and data that support its operations, including the systems of government contractors.

QTS' custom data center and colocation services at its Richmond and Atlanta-Metro mega data centers were tested under the latest version of FISMA. Veris Group, a leading third party assessment organization (3PAO), worked with QTS' internal compliance team to audit both facilities' operations.

Achieving FISMA High indicates that the data center and colocation services QTS provides are of critical importance to its government agency customers, since a breach of their integrity and availability would severely impact an agency's ability to perform its primary mission.

"QTS is committed to the highest standards of transparency and compliance," said Oliver Schmidt, Chief Audit Executive - QTS. "In this time of increased cybersecurity threats aimed at our government, we understand the stringent information security requirements that federal agencies must adhere to, and we invest heavily in order to not only meet, but also exceed them." 

QTS Richmond occupies a 1.3 million square foot campus. The site is comprised of four distinct data center buildings featuring the availability of 500,000 square feet of raised floor space and over 100 megawatts of supplied power from a dedicated diverse feed on-site substation. 

QTS Atlanta-Metro is a 970,000 square foot data center complete with diverse fed utilities, redundant power systems and advanced redundant communications network. Phase II of the facility is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified.

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About Veris Group
Veris Group, LLC, headquartered in Vienna, VA, is an industry-leading, award-winning company providing a full spectrum of cybersecurity services to many of the world's largest commercial and government organizations. The company's mission is to provide its clients the greatest level of service and value by creating an internal culture that attracts, develops, and inspires the best professionals in the industry. Veris Group has been recognized for its strategic growth as a six-time Inc. 5000 honoree, a five-time VA Chamber of Commerce FANTASTIC 50 awardee, and a two-time Washington Technology Fast 50 honoree. For more information, please visit

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