Colocation and data center service provider QTS Realty Trust, has today announced the official opening of Phase 1 of its new hyperscale data center facility in Hillsboro, Oregon.

As announced in February, QTS has now leased 100% of the first phase of development at the 92 acre campus to a global software-as-a-service provider representing approximately 4.5MW. The full data center project targets the development of a 158,000 square foot facility, encompassing 85,000 square feet of leasable capacity and 24MW [Initially expected to be 27MW] of gross power capacity.

“We are very pleased to open our Hillsboro mega data center with a full portfolio of connectivity and services already in place with the establishment of the QTS Hillsboro NAP,” said Chad Williams, Chief Executive Officer, QTS.

“Our new Hillsboro campus strategically positions QTS with scale capacity in the Pacific Northwest to continue to support the growth of existing and prospective hyperscale and hybrid colocation customers.”

The new QTS Hillsboro hyperscale data center and Network Access Point (NAP) have joined the Hillsboro Ring that includes several ultra-high count fiber optic rings that interconnect 14 data centers and provides dark fiber access to cable landing stations of multiple trans-Pacific subsea cable systems. QTS also operates the Richmond NAP and the NJ NAP.

“We are proud to welcome QTS to Hillsboro at a time when it’s essential that we work to keep our economy moving forward,” said Steve Callaway, Mayor of Hillsboro.

“With QTS’ ongoing investment, our entire region and state benefit from the creation of construction jobs, high-tech business opportunities, and additional revenues for vital public services.”

According to QTS, future development plans call for the construction of a total of five hyperscale or mega data centers, aggregating more than 1 million square feet of leasable data center capacity and more than 250MW of gross power capacity.