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Event Date

August 23rd 2018

Event Time

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM CST

Event Location

QTS Chicago
2800 S. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608

We are expanding QTS Chicago with a new 40,000 Sq. Ft. data hall and substation.

And we're inviting you to join us for a ribbon cutting where we'll show off our new facility! 

We'll take you through the facility with these state-of-the-art features:

  • Unique heat exchanger cooling solution which removes all water from the white space and leverages Chicago climate to lower PUE
  • Flexible space and electrical configurations due to minimal pillars, no mechanical equipment on the floor and 2MW Block Redundant Solution
  • Substation with 125mw capacity providing power to the entire 30-acre campus
  • Free parking
  • AWS Direct Connect
  • Space that allows scalability and room to grow

Grab a bite to eat from the food trucks and enjoy a thought-provoking panel discussion.

We'll discuss best practices in business outcome planning such as assessing your environment, dealing with bias, and creating and executing a plan to help you get to a steady state.

This panel will include our partners Nutanix, Relus Cloud and AWS, along with QTS' own VP of Innovation, Dave McCall, and moderated by our Midwest-area Sales Director, Eric Nickla.


12:00 PM: Food Trucks, Networking & Facility Tours

1:30 PM: Ribbon Cutting, Raffle Prizes & Panel Discussion

3:00 PM: Facility Tours




Marcel Messsing, Nutanix Cloud Architect

Marcel Messing is a Cloud Architect at Nutanix, a leading provider of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) and software-defined storage solutions. He specializes in helping service providers and high functioning enterprises reach the best configuration for the future of their business.


QTS Dave McCall

David McCall, QTS VP of Innovation

David McCall is the Director of Innovation at QTS and believes good relationships and purpose affects one's life at every moment. In the industry since 1997, his career has been anything but typical leading IT and technical teams in Hyperscale, Cloud, Hybrid IT and Colocation.



Matt Whitney, Relus Cloud EVP of Sales

Matt Whitney is the EVP of Sales at Relus Cloud, a service provider specializing in migrations, DevOps, and data & analytics. Relus Cloud consults on strategy, architecture and design, cloud migration, culture change, managed services and IT staffing.



Kevin Oleniczak, AWS Partner Solutions Architect

Kevin is an AWS Partner Solutions Architect with a career aspiration to connect the unconnected. His experience both in his career and at home share a common theme of connecting people with information. Whether it’s a mobile wireless network, a device sharing data or an interactive dashboard, it all works together to add value for customers.