Cogent Intervision Solidfire Living Computer Museum Event

Join us at the Living Computer Museum for happy hour and a discussion on hybrid cloud deployment solutions.

Digital Fortress and Cogent Communications are teaming up for a networking event at the Living Computer Museum in downtown Seattle. Come out to meet your local representatives, have a few drinks, and a discussion on hybrid cloud solutions and how to best implement your strategy. With the addition of Solidfire and Intervision as sponsors, we’ve got you covered for all your connectivity, colocation and storage needs.

By |October 29th, 2014|News, Status, Uncategorized|Comments Off

Digital Fortress Family VIP meet and greet with the Seattle Seahawks.

Executive Seahawk event with Earl Thomas #29.

Professional high resolution photos from the Columbia Tower Club are ready to download! Please contact your Digital Fortress sales rep or request credentials online. We appreciate everyone’s attendance and look forward to next year.

Go Hawks!

Seattle Seahawks Executive Family Night!Digital Fortress is honored to be a VIP platinum sponsor of the Seattle Seahawks Family VIP meet and greet September 22nd.

This private invite only event is for senior enterprise IT leaders and their families.

For additional information about Digital Fortress or its Seattle data centers,

Please call 877-720-0483, visit our website, or email

Source Digital Fortress™, Inc. – Your Foundation Should Be in a Fortress

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Digital Fortress™, Inc.
Kurt Widmann, VP Sales and Marketing
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By |September 12th, 2014|News|Comments Off

Digital Fortress Appoints New CEO

Cloud Services and Infrastructure Leader Matt Gerber Joins Digital Fortress
Seattle, Wash. – September 16, 2014 –  Digital Fortress™, Inc., Seattle’s largest regional retail colocation services provider, today announced that its board of directors has appointed Matt Gerber as chief executive officer, effective immediately.

Mr. Gerber brings more than 25 years of experience and proven leadership in growing technology companies. Prior to joining Digital Fortress, Mr. Gerber was most recently an executive at 2nd Watch, an Amazon Web Services Premier Partner. Mr. Gerber’s roles prior to 2nd Watch include CEO at IT-Lifeline, a cloud-based disaster recovery company, and CEO at SprayCool, a data center cooling infrastructure provider. Mr. Gerber currently serves as a board member for the Blue Box Group, an OpenStack cloud software and services company and Rohinni, a developer of next generation lighting technology.

“We are excited to have Matt in the leadership role at Digital Fortress,” said Mark Hughes, chairman of Digital Fortress. “He possesses a clear understanding of what customers want from an infrastructure provider and the first hand experience in building successful infrastructure and cloud companies. As we continue to create momentum, we are confident he will establish Digital Fortress as the premier infrastructure provider in the Pacific Northwest.”

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About Digital Fortress
Digital Fortress™, Inc., is a privately held West Coast data center provider delivering secure, high density colocation services with carrier and cloud neutral hosting infrastructure. Managing over 60,000 sq. ft. in downtown Seattle, Wash., Digital Fortress services the enterprise customer with secure private-caged suites supported by professional 24×7 staff and diverse carrier neutral infrastructure connected to the Westin, Fisher Plaza and Seattle Internet Exchange. Digital Fortress™ data centers utilize the greenest utility in the nation – Seattle […]

By |September 15th, 2014|News|Comments Off

Blue Box Selects Digital Fortress™ as Data Center Provider In Seattle Washington

SEATTLE, Washington – June 25th, 2014 – Digital Fortress™, a Seattle based colocation provider, announced today a five year agreement with Blue Box Group to provide Disaster Recovery Colocation services at Digital Fortress’ downtown Seattle Data Center.
“We are excited to add Blue Box to the Digital Fortress ecosystem of providers”, said Paul Gerrard, Digital Fortress CEO. “Digital Fortress promotes a cloud and carrier neutral environment which allows interconnectivity to the platforms required to support the modern enterprise customer.”
“Our customers depend on reliable disaster recovery capabilities,” said Matthew Schiltz, Blue Box CEO. “By moving these DR services to Digital Fortress, we add an additional layer of reliable redundancy to our multi-node deployment, one backed by an excellent customer service team.”
About Blue Box
Blue Box, a Seattle-based cloud technology company, delivers agile cloud resources to nearly 600 customers worldwide. The company’s Blue Box Cloud provides customers with Private Cloud as a Service (PCaaS): a managed private cloud powered by OpenStack, delivered on easily scalable dedicated hardware that ensures performance and security, while meeting strict data sovereignty requirements.
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Robert Cathey for Blue Box
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About Digital Fortress
Digital Fortress™ is a privately held West Coast data center provider delivering secure, high density colocation services with carrier and cloud neutral hosting infrastructure. Managing over 60,000 sq. ft. in Seattle, WA, Digital Fortress services the enterprise customer with secure private-caged suites supported by professional 24×7 staff and diverse carrier neutral infrastructure connected to the Westin, Fisher Plaza and Seattle Internet Exchange (the SIX). Digital Fortress data centers utilize the greenest utility in the nation – Seattle City Light – with over 96% of its energy derived from clean, inexpensive hydroelectric and wind power. Since 1994, more than 1,200 customers have entrusted their […]

By |July 2nd, 2014|News|Comments Off

Founder of Internap Joins Digital Fortress

SEATTLE, Washington – May 15, 2014 – Digital Fortress™ today announced that Tony Naughtin, chief executive officer of Cascadeo Corporation, was elected to Digital Fortress’ board of directors at their meeting earlier this month.

“Tony has a wealth of expertise in the managed services industry and we look forward to his contributions as a member of Digital Fortress’ board of directors,” said Paul Gerrard, Digital Fortress’ CEO. “We are excited to have a local, Seattle businessman of Tony’s stature and experience join the Digital Fortress team.”

“I feel privileged to be joining the Board at Digital Fortress” said Naughtin. “I believe the company has a bright future, and I   look forward to working with Paul and Digital Fortress’ board, to help make the company a premier provider of data center and network services in the Western U.S.”

Mr. Naughtin has over twenty years of experience in building and leading top-tier infrastructure and service provider companies. In doing so he has created and managed innovative business models, built quality management teams, and driven productive relationships with premier customers, alliance partners, venture capital firms, and investment banks.

In 1996 Mr. Naughtin co-founded Internap Network Services Corporation (NASDAQ: INAP) where he served as President and CEO until August 2001, led the company to $125 million in annual revenues, and completed two successful public stock offerings. From 2007-2009 Mr. Naughtin served as President and CEO of GridNetworks, an Internet video service provider which was acquired by Global Media Services (New York) in 2009. Mr. Naughtin has served as a Board director for a number of other companies, both public and private, including Internap, Counterpane Internet Security (now a subsidiary of BT), GridNetworks, Cellular Terrestrial Broadcasting, Inc. and Mr. Naughtin started his […]

By |May 20th, 2014|News|Comments Off