WellStar Health System Selects Quality Technology Services as its Primary and Secondary Colocation Provider

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Leading data center services provider expands its health care client base in Atlanta.

QTS (Quality Technology Services) today announced that it has been selected by WellStar Health System, a national leader in comprehensive care, as the company’s primary and secondary data center provider. WellStar will take advantage of QTS’ flexible and scalable colocation services at its Atlanta Metro and Suwanee facilities, which collectively offer more than 1.3 million square feet of total data center space.

WellStar selected QTS as its primary and secondary data center provider in part due to the company’s ability to provide two facilities in the metro Atlanta area with enough space to accommodate private colocation suites. QTS’ sprawling Atlanta Metro facility, one of the largest data centers in the world, offers more than 970,000 square feet of total space. Additionally, both data centers have direct fiber access to a wide variety of carriers, providing WellStar with the flexibility to pull SONET services directly into its colocation suite.

“The attention to detail and infrastructure redundancy in QTS’ metro Atlanta facilities were very attractive to WellStar’s cross-functional site evaluation team. The multiple security systems in place provided an appropriate level of comfort that our data will be protected, an essential element for any health care IT location,” said Jon Morris, M.D., senior vice president and chief information officer – WellStar Health System. “Both physical security and HIPAA compliance were of critical importance in our selection of a colocation provider.”

“Our focus on redundancy, flexibility and security continues to draw new clients from the health care sector, and we are confident that QTS is the right choice to handle all of WellStar’s colocation services,” said Brian Johnston, chief technology officer – QTS. “Our emphasis on security and HIPAA-compliant solutions is aligned with the core requirements of WellStar’s data center needs, and our 24x7x365 service team is an asset to any health care IT department. We look forward to a successful partnership with them.”

QTS provides a wide array of services including custom data center, colocation and cloud computing solutions. Other leading health care companies such, as MDdatacor and Resurgens Orthopaedics, also rely on QTS for secure, private data infrastructure solutions.

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 products, including custom data center, colocation and cloud-based solutions, providing the flexibility, scale and security needed to support the rapidly evolving infrastructure demands of web and IT applications. QTS owns, operates and manages over 3 million square feet of secure, state-of-the-art data center infrastructure and supports more than 800 customers. For more information about QTS, please visit http://www.qualitytech.com or call toll-free 877.QTS.DATA or follow us on Twitter @DataCenters_QTS.

About WellStar Health System
Recognized as the fifth most integrated health care delivery system in the country, WellStar Health System is the largest not-for-profit health system in Georgia and serves a population of nearly 1.3 million residents in five counties. The vision of WellStar is to deliver world-class health care. A national leader in the transformation of healthcare delivery, WellStar launched two initiatives in late 2012 – the Center for Health Transformation and the Georgia Health Collaborative – that will have far reaching effects on health care both locally and nationally. WellStar includes WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center (anchored by WellStar Kennestone Hospital) and WellStar Cobb, Douglas, Paulding and Windy Hill hospitals; the WellStar Medical Group; Urgent Care Centers; Acworth Health Park; Health Place; Homecare; Hospice; Atherton Place; Paulding Nursing Center; and the WellStar Foundation.

For more information, call 770-956-STAR or visit wellstar.org.

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