September 08, 2011 09:00 ET

Global Payments Inc. Chooses QTS for Custom Data Center Solution

Electronic Payment Processing Leader to Leverage QTS' PowerBank™ Product for Long-Term Scalability

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Sep 8, 2011) -

Key Highlights:

  • Global Payments Inc. chooses QTS for enterprise custom data center solution providing colocation and connectivity.
  • Electronic payment processing leader cites scalability and flexibility of QTS' product offerings, including PowerBank™, in meeting the company's specific data center requirements.
  • Global Payments' IT infrastructure will be hosted in QTS' Atlanta Metro facility, the second largest data center in the world.

QTS (Quality Technology Services), one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing providers of data centers and managed services, announced that it has been selected by Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a leader in electronic payment processing services, for enterprise data center services in QTS' Atlanta Metro Data Center -- the second largest data center in the world.

"QTS offered Global Payments a collaborative approach to designing a custom data center solution to meet our specific needs," said Guido Sacchi, chief information officer -- Global Payments. "As a company with stringent IT infrastructure requirements, Global Payments is focused on sustaining growth while continuing to provide superior service levels to our customers. The PowerBank™ product will allow us to change our power commitments during the term of our contract while still providing the stable, redundant and secure environment necessary to support our business."

QTS revolutionized the data center industry by introducing, PowerBank™, along with its sister product PowerFlex™, in the first quarter of 2011. The industry-first products allow enterprise customers to change power and space commitments during the term of their contract, mitigating the risks associated with forecasting exact space and power requirements years in advance.

PowerBank™ offers clients the opportunity to contract for of the power and space they expect to need, with options to scale back footprint and better align spending and infrastructure utilization in the event of unforeseen business changes. With 3.1 million square feet available in 12 facilities coast-to-coast, QTS' portfolio of data centers offers the size and scale for customers needing flexibility and scalability to adjust to technology upgrades and growth.

"We continue to see enterprise customers like Global Payments who are looking to leverage the investments QTS has made in building large, robust, secure and redundant data centers," said Tesh Durvasula, chief marketing and business officer - QTS. "With our best-in-class facilities and our commitment to offer flexible solutions for our customers, QTS continues to be a market leader for enterprise users."

About Global Payments
Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) is a leading provider of electronic transaction processing services for merchants, Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs), financial institutions, government agencies and multi-national corporations located throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Global Payments, a Fortune 1000 company, offers a comprehensive line of processing solutions for credit and debit cards, business-to-business purchasing cards, gift cards, electronic check conversion and check guarantee, verification and recovery including electronic check services, as well as terminal management. Visit for more information about the company and its services.

About QTS
QTS (Quality Technology Services) is a leading national provider of data center solutions and fully managed services for enterprise businesses. The company offers a complete, unique portfolio of core data center services, including custom data center, colocation and cloud services, providing the flexibility, scale and security needed to support the rapidly evolving infrastructure demands of web and IT applications. With 12 locations in seven states, QTS owns, operates and manages 3.1 million square feet of secure, state-of-the-art data center infrastructure and supports more than 600 customers. For more information about QTS, please visit, call 877.QTS.DATA or follow QTS on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS

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