QTS Richmond, Atlanta-Metro data centers get FISMA accreditation

QTS Realty Trust (NYSE: QTS) said it has received Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) High Authorization and Accreditation at its Richmond and Atlanta-Metro data centers for physical and environmental services.

FISMA requires each federal agency to develop, document and implement an agency-wide program to provide security for the information systems and data that support its operations, including the systems of government contractors.

QTS´ custom data center and colocation services at its Richmond and Atlanta-Metro mega data centers were tested under the latest version of FISMA. Veris Group, a leading third party assessment organization (3PAO), worked with QTS´ internal compliance team to audit both facilities´ operations.

Achieving FISMA High indicates that the data center and colocation services QTS provides are of critical importance to its government agency customers, since a breach of their integrity and availability would severely impact an agency´s ability to perform its primary mission.

QTS Richmond occupies a 1.3 million square foot campus. The site is comprised of four distinct data center buildings featuring the availability of 500,000 square feet of raised floor space and over 100 megawatts of supplied power from a dedicated diverse feed on-site substation.

QTS Atlanta-Metro is a 970,000 square foot data center complete with diverse fed utilities, redundant power systems and advanced redundant communications network. Phase II of the facility is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified.

QTS Realty Trust is a leading provider of secure, compliant data center solutions and fully managed services, and the owner of Carpathia Hosting, a leading provider of hybrid cloud services and managed compliant hosting.

Veris Group, LLC, headquartered in Vienna, VA, is an industry-leading, award-winning company providing a full spectrum of cybersecurity services to many of the world´s largest commercial and government organizations.