Colocation and hyperscale data center provider QTS Realty Trust, has officially announced the opening of its new data center on its Atlanta Metro campus.

Codenamed DC2, the newly commissioned QTS data center spans 495,000 gross square feet and sited adjacent to the company’s 200MW Atlanta-Metro facility DC1, whose power capacity is fed from two of QTS’ substations in the country. Upon full development, the Atlanta-Metro campus is expected to support more than 275MW of load capacity.

“We are opening our new mega data center on our Atlanta Metro campus to expand our growth opportunity with hyperscale, large enterprise and government organizations in the Southeast. Atlanta Metro DC2 represents QTS’ third mega data center in the greater Atlanta area, further solidifying our presence as Atlanta’s market leader,” said Chad Williams, Chief Executive Officer, QTS.

In November last year, the company announced the signing of anchor tenant pre-leases with two existing hyperscale customers at the new Atlanta-Metro DC2 site, which has now amounted to a total of about 16MW capacity (previously 12MW). Collectively, QTS’ Atlanta-Metro data center campus represents significant data center properties in the Southeast with approximately 250 customers.

Few weeks ago, QTS also officially opened the first Phase of its new hyperscale data center facility in Hillsboro, Oregon. This phase has a capacity of 4.5MW which is already completely leased to a global software-as-a-service provider. Upon full build, the Hillsboro facility is expected to feature 85,000 square feet of leasable capacity and 24MW of gross power capacity.

The construction of the new QTS data center DC2, was initiated and brought to completion in about 10 months.

Headquartered in Kansas, QTS Realty Trust is known to be a leading provider of hyperscale data center infrastructure, having a footprint that spans more than 7 million square feet of owned data center space within North America and Europe.