Written by Gene Rabich

Bit Refinery to leverage Digital Fortress’s robust data center facility in Seattle, Wash.

Seattle, Wash. – July 30, 2013 Digital Fortress Inc., a Seattle-based colocation services provider, today announced that Bit Refinery, a provider of cloud infrastructure as a service, has chosen Digital Fortress’s state-of-the-art Seattle data center to host its newly launched Hadoop® Hosting™ solution.
The new dedicated service from Bit Refinery provides companies with the ability to store massive amounts of data through a low-cost solution. Hadoop Hosting delivers a complete set of features such as fully dedicated servers, private high-speed network and full console control. In addition, because of the architecture of Hadoop in this hosted environment, organizations’ data is replicated to other “nodes” so their data is safe.
“Hadoop Hosting will provide Bit Refinery’s customers with an affordable way to get up and running with this new technology,” said Paul Gerrard, CEO, Digital Fortress. “With Digital Fortress as its colocation partner, customers are assured the highest standard of uptime and full redundancy backed by a dedicated technical staff on-site 24x7x365, among other value-add services.”
“We selected Digital Fortress as our colocation partner for our newly launched service because the company was able to support our need for mission-critical infrastructure,” said Brandon Hieb, managing partner, Bit Refinery.  “In this environment we can support our customers need to store and analyze vast amounts of data while ensuring their data is replicated and secure.”

Learn more about Bit Refinery’s Hadoop Hosting at: http://bitrefinery.com/services/hadoop-hosting.
Media Contacts:
Paul Gerrard
Digital Fortress

Lisa McCausland
Geneva Street Marketing for Bit Refinery


About Digital Fortress - Digital Fortress is a privately held datacenter colocation company based in Seattle, WA. Since 1994, more than 1,500 customers have entrusted their applications and servers to the mission-critical facilities and network operated by the merged entities of Digital Fortress. For additional information about the company or its datacenters, please visit www.dfcolo.com or email info@dfcolo.com.


About BitRefinery – Bit Refinery is a VMware® Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider based in

Denver, Colorado. Bit Refinery offers secure, scalable infrastructure with near real time replication, affordable DR/BC service and operational efficiencies that enable companies to focus on their core business. Featuring VMware virtualization technology hosted within its fully redundant infrastructure, businesses of all sizes benefit from outsourcing infrastructure to the Bit Refinery Cloud while maintaining complete control of their mission critical environment. For more information please visit www.bitrefinery.com.