QTS (Quality Technology Services), a provider of data center facilities and managed services, has entered into a strategic relationship with broadband communications and entertainment company Cox Communications.
The relationship provides Cox Business customers with flexible, secure colocation space in the QTS Wichita Data Center, as well as offers QTS customers access to the Cox network and access to a new Internet Service Provider (ISP) in the QTS data center location. Terms of the multi-year agreement were not disclosed.
Cox sought a Midwest-based data center provider to help expand its available colocation space for business customers, reveals a representative. Location, facilities, and scalability were key aspects required for the provider.
"Cox views this partnership as beneficial for our customers and a great extension of existing broadband Internet and WAN meshed network services offered by Cox," says Mark Tucker, vice president of Cox Business for Kansas/Arkansas. "We can provide high-quality colocation services in a secure facility that offers dual route diversity of Cox owned fiber optics connectivity."
In addition to providing Cox with colocation, QTS will now be able to offer its customers Cox Communications' ISP services. Hosting customers based in the QTS Wichita Data Center will now be able to bundle Cox Communications' ISP and transport service with QTS data center services.
"QTS is pleased to work with Cox to provide colocation, ISP, and data transport services to our mutual customers," says Mark Waddington, president of QTS. "Establishing this strategic relationship adds another carrier to our connectivity offerings in Wichita, expanding the network, flexibility, and choice available to our Midwestern customers."