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Denver Data Center Adds Capacity in Response to Tech Industry Demand

Tuesday, May 05, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Heather Violet Minnella
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Denver Data Center Adds Capacity in Response to Tech Industry Demand

FORTRUST sees influx of IaaS, cloud and IT service provider clientele


May 5, 2015 (Denver, CO) – Due to a large influx of IaaS, cloud and IT service provider clientele, FORTRUST, a leading colocation provider headquartered in Denver, has added 2.5 Megawatts of electrical power capacity.


As one of the only cloud and IT managed service neutral data centers in the Rocky Mountain region, these specific industry clientele have found colocation services from FORTRUST to be both reliable and flexible to their specific business needs. Customers that colocate at FORTRUST can select the IT managed service or cloud provider they prefer without any obligation or interference from their colocation provider.


“We believe managed service or cloud service providers shouldn’t have to compete with their colocation provider,” states Rob McClary, Senior Vice President and General Manager at FORTRUST.  “We recognize that many of our customers still need cloud and IT managed services to complement their colocation services, which is why we’ve started the B2B marketplace.”


Faction, a private, public and hybrid IaaS cloud provider with eight cloud locations in the United States and Europe, chose FORTRUST as a result of a cloud and IT managed services neutral environment.


“Faction is the only cloud provider in the market that is 100% channel centric.  Service providers, VARs, and distributors contract to resell Faction’s cloud as their own. To maintain this channel neutrality we house our cloud infrastructure in cloud-friendly data centers like FORTRUST,” explains Luke Norris, CEO and founder of Faction. “Compounded with a flawless uptime record and fantastic customer service, FORTRUST was an obvious fit for us. Our entire partner ecosystem can resell Faction’s cloud to their customers free of competition from the data center.”





FORTRUST is one of the most progressive high-availability data center services providers in North America, serving clients across the globe who depend on colocation services for a critical lifeline of their business. FORTRUST Denver is the largest data center in the region with over 300,000 square feet and 34 megawatts of data center capacity. FORTRUST offers agile, reliable, sustainable and secure raised floor and modular data center capacity for any-size enterprise supported by optimal power infrastructure and connectivity to safeguard mission-critical business services. In addition to the national headquarters in Denver, FORTRUST has data center locations in Phoenix, Arizona and Edison, New Jersey.  


About Faction

Faction is an enterprise-class IaaS cloud service provider offering private, public, & hybrid cloud solutions through channel partners. At Faction we supply cloud the way you want it with extreme performance, deep control, and broad customization capabilities.   When you join the Faction fold, you take back the keys to your kingdom.  Reign as supreme commander in chief of your cloud.  No compromises. No exceptions.

Faction is the only cloud that offers patented plug-and-play direct connections (via layer 2) into its cloud resulting in huge time savings (no time spent re-configuring everything)!  With Type II SSAE 16 and SOC 1 & 2 compliant cloud nodes in eight geographies across the United States and in Europe (Seattle, Santa Clara, Denver, Chicago, Atlanta, New Jersey, New York, and the United Kingdom), Faction offers both Cisco UCS and Open Compute platforms, is a Platinum-level NetApp Service Provider, and is VMware vCloud® Powered. For more information, visit or call (855) 532-4734.

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