QTS Realty Trust has announced a new company division, the QTS Innovation Lab (QIL), to match the increasing demand for innovation in the delivery of data center services, derived from Service Delivery Platform (SDP), to improve business management and data optimization, the company reported on Thursday.
“The QTS Innovation Lab is a natural extension of our Service Delivery Platform and an innovative development environment leveraging actionable data to rapidly accelerate delivery of innovative new applications and services,” said Brent Bentsen, chief technology officer (CTO) of Product at QTS.
QIL will support SDP’s development of data center services, which will provide the company’s customers with new innovations and faster services. QIL will be comprised of a team of data scientists, artificial intelligence, machine learning and data visualization experts, who will conceptualize new solutions. The lab will dramatically improve the way customers interact with QTS’ data center infrastructure.
The QIL team will implement a scientific approach to vet new ideas and potentially industry moving concepts before they are approved for further development. In addition, QIL has planned to audit ready prototypes of applications for delivery to QTS customers via SDP.
The first innovation that has been produced from QIL is 3D Mapper, a visualization app that creates an exact replication of a customer’s IT environment in real-time. 3D visualizations are embedded with critical information including power utilization, temperature and humidity data, physical security, and asset details by rack location.
“Our expanding experience with AI, machine learning and predictive analytics has led to the realization of how much more is possible,” Bentsen added.
QTS Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: QTS) is a leading provider of data center solutions across a diverse footprint spanning more than 6 million square feet of owned mega scale data center space within North America and Europe. Through its software-defined technology platform, QTS is able to deliver secure, compliant infrastructure solutions, robust connectivity and premium customer service to leading hyperscale technology companies, enterprises, and government entities.