(Photograph: Carl Silver) (photo: Carl Silver)
(Photograph: Carl Silver)
16.10.2015, 02:00

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

Company News, Data Centres

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.

Visit for more information.


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

article Rating


leave Reply

 (photo: Siemens Technologies)
Siemens Building Technologies ,  Siemens AG  - 12.08.2015, 14:40

Integrating FM With Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM)

Case Study: when leading global IT services provider Atos needed a consolidated overview of data centre and facilities operations at its Livingston location, Siemens implemented a solution that...

(Photograph: BRCWCS). (photo: brcwcs)
Research and Markets  - 29.07.2015, 11:10

New Data Centre Cooling Market Report

Research and Markets has announced the publication of a new report on the global data centre cooling market which is forecast to expand from US $6.26 Billion in 2015 to US $11.85 Billion in 2020....

 (photo: Confida FM)
Confida FM  - 02.06.2017, 17:12

New Beginnings for Ayrshire FM Business

The launch of Confida FM promises a bright new future for a wife and husband management team - and the facilities management industry in Scotland...and beyond.

 (photo: WPS Parking Systems BV)
WPS Parking Systems BV  - 15.03.2017, 14:04

Next-generation Parking Technology for Celtic Manor

WPS, one of the UK’s leading parking equipment manufacturers, has won a second contract to provide its ParkAdvance™ technology at the prestigious Celtic Manor Resort in Newport.

 (photo: Infomill Ltd)
Infomill Ltd  - 09.01.2017, 12:22

New Version of PartsArena Pro App

Heating engineers across the UK will enjoy a new, updated version of PartsArena Pro from January 2017 as creator, Infomill rolls out its latest improvements to the leading source of heating parts...

Crocus on site. (photo: Bodet Ltd.)
Bodet Ltd  - 22.09.2016, 20:30

Nursery and Garden Produce Staff Go Biometric

Leading nursery and online garden produce retailer Crocus have just installed the very latest Bodet interactive time and attendance system, to provide accurate and reliable staff attendance data...