QTS has started construction on an expansion to its huge Atlanta-Metro campus.

The real estate investment trust will build a new 250,000 square foot (23,000 sq m) data center with 72MW of power capacity, with the first phase expected to be ready by mid-2020.



An existing hyperscale customer will be the anchor tenant of the new data center, and has signed on for a 12MW lease.

The campus currently spans nearly 970,000 gross square feet (9,000 sq m), of which 500,000 square foot (46,500 sq m) is raised floor capacity. It hosts approximately 250 customers, 2,000+ cross connects and access to 200+ network, IT services and cloud providers, the company said.

"We are excited to add incremental, sellable capacity in a strategic market where QTS is already the market leader supporting over 500 customers between our two existing sites," Chad Williams, QTS chairman and CEO, said.

"Witnessing the immense development and growth of the community surrounding our downtown Atlanta data center site over the past decade has been extraordinary."