QTS, A Leading Provider of Data Center Solutions, Partners With ZincFive To Deploy Transformational Nickel-Zinc Battery-Based UPS Solutions And The Alternative To Lead-Acid Batteries

Agile ZincFive UPS Sets New Benchmarks for Performance, Safety and Simplicity in Distributed Deployments


Portland, OR—(June 2018) QTS, one of North America’s largest and fastest growing data center providers, is using the ZincFive UPS for innovative distributed deployments that represent a shift in the deployment of power protection closer to the load in data centers. QTS has begun validation testing and innovative deployment of the ZincFive UPS––using patented nickel-zinc battery technology and a modular, agile design that answers the demands of mission critical IT: compact, power-dense, lightweight, low maintenance and safe. Notably, the ZincFive UPS is the long-awaited alternative to lead-acid based UPS solutions.

 ZincFive UPS Model 48-3-208 with the powerful, compact nickel-zinc batteries and modular inverters in a single cabinet.

ZincFive UPS Model 48-3-208 with the powerful, compact nickel-zinc batteries and modular inverters in a single cabinet.

“We see the opportunity for ZincFive’s modular UPS and their nickel-zinc batteries to provide even greater capabilities for QTS to meet the rapidly changing deployment strategies of our customers with a just-in-time capital approach.  The ZincFive UPS is designed to provide uptime reliability, improve safety, reduce operating costs and also provide a positive impact on the environment and our communities,” says David Murray, Vice President, Southeast Region - QTS.

Pivotal Shift in Data Center Protection
QTS has a broad footprint spanning more than six million square feet of owned mega scale data center space throughout North America. The Company delivers secure, compliant and robust infrastructure solutions and connectivity to more than 1,000 leading hyperscale technology companies, enterprises, and government entities.  

Nickel-Zinc’s Unparalleled Safety & Performance
QTS recognized the unique power dense capabilities of ZincFive’s advanced battery technology enabling an industry-leading small footprint and the significant environmental benefits of the fully recyclable nickel-zinc batteries. All without the potential dangers of hazardous materials and unsafe environmental impacts of lead-acid and lithium-ion.

“We look forward to the potential opportunity this technology can bring, allowing for more agility not only in protecting critical customer load, but also the various mission critical infrastructure systems needed to ensure the uptime reliability QTS’ customers expect out of a world-class data center,” says Murray.

In July 2015, QTS began providing technical and application guidance as ZincFive scaled from micro data center applications used in the Intelligent Transportation sector, to higher power mission critical IT facilities.

“Our nickel-zinc battery-based solutions meet today’s and the future demands of our increasingly connected world. We’re excited to be working with QTS and appreciate the value and insight they bring to the evolution of agile data center infrastructure,” says ZincFive CEO and Co-founder, Tim Hysell. “Nickel-zinc technology is already powering the fastest growing UPS in the Intelligent Transportation world, and now Mission Critical IT has an agile, safer and higher performing choice as well.”

Learn more about the agile ZincFive UPS.

Media: Shirley Hancock 503.781.4234 or shirley@zincfive.com
Sales: sales@zincfive.com

About ZincFive, Inc.
ZincFive is the world leader in innovation and delivery of nickel-zinc based energy storage and delivery solutions for mission critical applications in Data Centers, Intelligent Transportation, Motive Power and other industries. With 95 patents awarded, ZincFive leverages nickel-zinc chemistry within its solutions to provide high power density and performance simultaneous with superior safety and environmental advantages.  ZincFive is a privately held Company based in Tualatin, Oregon. zincfive.com