Welcome!

SDN Journal Authors: Elizabeth White, Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski, TJ Randall

Related Topics: @CloudExpo, Java IoT, Microservices Expo, Linux Containers, @DXWorldExpo, SDN Journal

@CloudExpo: Article

QTS Announces 2013 Channel Partner Program Results and 2014 Focus

CNSG Earns Second Consecutive Partner of the Year Honors

QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS), one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing providers of data center facilities and managed services, announced the 2013 performance of its channel partner program and planned enhancements for this year.

QTS finished 2013 with 74 partners that closed sales, and of those sales, 54 were new customers to QTS.  The result was a 21 percent growth in revenue over last year from the channel partner program. Charlotte, N.C.-based telecommunications and data center consulting firm Converged Network Services Group (CNSG) was honored with winning Partner of the Year for the second consecutive year.

"CNSG had an outstanding performance in 2013 generating more revenue than any other QTS Partner," said Frank Eagle, vice president, business development – QTS. "Based on their data center services focus, strong sales skills and work to integrate our sales teams, it's no surprise that they repeated as our top performing partner."

"It has been a pleasure to participate in the growth of QTS' channel partner program. We look forward to continuing to be a strong partner with QTS and defending our title as partner of the year," said Matt Harty, chief executive officer – CNSG.

QTS focuses its partner program on companies that provide complementary products and services. The company provides ongoing training and collateral materials to its partners to promote their success. The focus of the program in 2014 includes joint marketing efforts and enhanced partner-training program, particularly to support QTS' Enterprise and Federal Cloud services, which utilize the best-of-breed technology VMware vCloud® Suite, a proven platform from the market leader in virtualization.

"We are excited about QTS' significant investment in their Cloud Services offerings, and the recent launch of their VMware vCloud® Powered Enterprise and Federal Cloud Services," said Jim Aluotto, director of service provider sales, Americas region, VMware.  "With VMware infrastructure as part of the technology foundation, there is great alignment with VMware's Hybrid Cloud direction, and we look forward to driving even greater synergies and mutual success with QTS and their Channel community."

About QTS
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading national provider of data center solutions and fully managed services. The company offers a complete, unique portfolio of core data center products, including custom data center (C1), colocation (C2) and cloud and managed services (C3), providing the flexibility, scale and security needed to support the rapidly evolving infrastructure demands of web and IT applications. With 10 data centers in seven states, QTS owns, operates and manages approximately 3.8 million square feet of secure, state-of-the-art data center infrastructure and supports more than 875 customers. For more information about QTS, please visit www.qtsdatacenters.com or call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.

More Stories By Pat Romanski

News Desk compiles and publishes breaking news stories, press releases and latest news articles as they happen.

CloudEXPO Stories
Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to advisory roles at startups. He has worked extensively on monetization, SAAS, IoT, ecosystems, partnerships and accelerating growth in new business initiatives.
Whenever a new technology hits the high points of hype, everyone starts talking about it like it will solve all their business problems. Blockchain is one of those technologies. According to Gartner's latest report on the hype cycle of emerging technologies, blockchain has just passed the peak of their hype cycle curve. If you read the news articles about it, one would think it has taken over the technology world. No disruptive technology is without its challenges and potential impediments that frequently get lost in the hype. The panel will discuss their perspective on what they see as they key challenges and/or impediments to adoption, and how they see those issues could be resolved or mitigated.
Lori MacVittie is a subject matter expert on emerging technology responsible for outbound evangelism across F5's entire product suite. MacVittie has extensive development and technical architecture experience in both high-tech and enterprise organizations, in addition to network and systems administration expertise. Prior to joining F5, MacVittie was an award-winning technology editor at Network Computing Magazine where she evaluated and tested application-focused technologies including app security and encryption-related solutions. She holds a B.S. in Information and Computing Science from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, and an M.S. in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University, and is an O'Reilly author.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Nutanix has been named "Platinum Sponsor" of CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO New York, which will take place November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform blends web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge server, storage, virtualization and networking into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Big Data Federation to Exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO, colocated with DevOpsSUMMIT and DXWorldEXPO, November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. Big Data Federation, Inc. develops and applies artificial intelligence to predict financial and economic events that matter. The company uncovers patterns and precise drivers of performance and outcomes with the aid of machine-learning algorithms, big data, and fundamental analysis. Their products are deployed by some of the world's largest financial institutions. The company develops and applies innovative machine-learning technologies to big data to predict financial, economic, and world events. The team is a group of passionate technologists, mathematicians, data scientists and programmers in Silicon Valley with over 100 patents to their names. Big Data Federation was incorporated in 2015 and is ...