Digital Fortress Announces SSAE 16 Certification
Company’s second audit covers both Seattle-area data centers
Seattle, Wash. – Feb. 28, 2014 – Seattle Data Center Digital Fortress™, Inc., Seattle’s largest regional retail colocation services provider, today announced it has successfully achieved its second Type II SSAE 16 certification. The coverage period for the Type II examination – which is conducted on a retroactive basis – was for February 3, 2012 through July 31, 2012 and was completed by Linford and Co. LLP.
“Digital Fortress has taken great care in designing and implementing its control environment supporting its data center colocation services,” said Newel Linford, Linford and Co. LLP. “The company has developed a comprehensive set of security measures and other practices that will protect clients’ information technology equipment at both of the Digital Fortress data center locations.”
“The report provides Digital Fortress’ clients and prospects with independent, third-party verification that our operations meet or exceed corporate-defined levels of processes and controls—critical in this marketplace,” stated Paul Gerrard, CEO, Digital Fortress.
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants states “Service Organization Controls reports are designed to help service organizations, organizations that operate information systems and provide information system services to other entities, build trust and confidence in their service delivery processes and controls through a report by an independent Certified Public Accountant.”
For more information about Digital Fortress please visit: http://www.dfcolo.com
About Digital Fortress
Digital Fortress™, Inc., is a privately held West Coast data center provider delivering secure, high density colocation services. 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 and Seattle Internet Exchange. Digital Fortress™ data centers utilize the greenest utility in […]
We had great time hosting a happy hour at the Edgewater Hotel with some of our partners last Thursday night focused on the topic of hybrid cloud building blocks. We kicked off the night talking about some common questions that we hear from clients on the topic of data center transformation. Companies want the flexibility to leverage the public cloud but also may not want to move all of their infrastructure to the public cloud. How should companies connect their data center to the public cloud? Will their data center provider assist them with this? How do you move your assets to the public cloud? Once you are connected, how do you optimize reliability, security and performance across the two?
Digital Fortress and tw telecom announced that Digital Fortress’s Puget Sound data centers are the first regional data centers in the world to offer their new eLynk service. TWT’s eLynk provides dedicated and on-demand network connections to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and other on-net locations. TWT has pre-connected to these locations so now clients hosting their data center resources with Digital Fortress can achieve on-demand AWS Direct Connect access. This takes the average time to provision this connection from months to minutes.
Options I/O’s Spoke about their partnership with Digital Fortress offering application co-location architectures for their clients that prefer high-performance hybrid cloud deployments with AWS. Their client use cases with Digital Fortess include AWS Disaster Recovery and Elastic Compute including HPC/Hadoop workloads. Digital Fortress offers the ability to use on-site, secure storage as part of the data ownership for HIPAA, FISMA and PCI compliance as well as AWS VPC . Digital Fortress has multiple Puget Sound locations and AWS Direct Connect at the click of your mouse.
CloudVelocity shared their award winning One Hybrid Cloud offering […]
Company sells more than 400kW of power in its Seattle data centers
Seattle, Wash. – Feb. 17, 2014 – Seattle Data Center Digital Fortress™, Inc., Seattle’s largest regional retail colocation services provider, today announced it has achieved significant growth in 2013. This growth demonstrates momentum for the company, the continued demand for colocation services and the differentiation the company offers by supporting high-density environments.
Among the milestones are:
Customers collectively bought more than 400kW of power in its Seattle data centers
New customers represent a number of verticals including cloud hosting providers, bitcoin ASIC hosting, online retail, transportation and others
Hybrid installations increases, including custom private connections to public and private cloud providers.
The installation of several new private-caged environments provide the secure infrastructure enterprise customers require.
Company hired Kurt Widmann as vice president of sales and marketing to fuel growth
“In 2013 Digital Fortress continued its upward trajectory with new customers representing greater depth and breadth in different vertical markets,” said Kurt, Widmann, Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “We are very excited with the momentum we are building in the market. These contracts demonstrate that customers recognize not only Digital Fortress’ value proposition but the strength of the Northwest economy.”
For more information about Digital Fortress please visit: http://www.dfcolo.com
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 City Light, with over 96% of its energy derived from […]
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) November 07, 2013
Seattle Data Center”>Digital Fortress™, INC, Seattle’s largest regional retail colocation services provider, named Kurt Widmann to the newly created position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In this role, Mr. Widmann orchestrates the continued expansion and direction of the Digital Fortress brand. This includes envisioning go-to-market strategies, managing a technically strong sales team and overseeing channel partnerships. He reports directly to Digital Fortress™ Chief Executive Officer, Paul Gerrard.
“The appointment of Kurt to our executive management team demonstrates Digital Fortress™ commitment to an aggressive sales and marketing initiative,” commented Paul Gerrard. “We are confident he will provide leadership and direction as we continue to execute our growth strategy while ensuring customers receive the industry’s highest levels of service and support. Kurt’s exceptional sales track record, business acumen, and managed services marketing expertise will prove invaluable.”
Mr. Widmann comes to Digital Fortress™ with more than 17 years of professional experience including a prior role at Adhost Data Centers where he was Vice President, Sales and Marketing. From Adhost’s beginnings in the Seattle technology market to its tremendous growth and subsequent acquisition by TierPoint Data centers, Kurt was responsible for establishing strong brand awareness and growing enterprise sales focused on colocation, virtualization/cloud and managed service offerings.
“I am excited to be joining Digital Fortress™ and contributing to their growth,” stated Mr. Widmann. “It is rewarding to be with a company whose culture adheres to the highest quality support and customer service standards. I look forward to positively impacting Digital Fortress™ by further optimizing their sales and channel management process to support and grow their customer base.”
About Digital Fortress™
Digital Fortress™, Inc is a privately held West Coast data center provider delivering secure, high density […]
GreenQloud, the leader in green energy-powered IaaS cloud solutions, today announced it has chosen Digital Fortress™ as its renewable energy-powered data center provider for the North American expansion of its cloud services this fall. GreenQloud selects data center locations based on the availability of renewable power in order to reduce the exponentially increasing amounts of CO2 generated by the IT industry.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013
GreenQloud, the leader in green energy-powered IaaS cloud solutions, today announced it has chosen Digital Fortress™ as its renewable energy-powered data center provider for the North American expansion of its cloud services this fall.
GreenQloud selects data center locations based on the availability of renewable power in order to reduce the exponentially increasing amounts of CO2 generated by the IT industry. GreenQloud already has a European Availability Zone in two 100% renewable energy-powered data centers in Iceland.
The Digital Fortress™ offering of a renewable green energy source (Seattle City Light), low PUE and high availability of fiber and fiber providers was instrumental in GreenQloud’s decision to choose them as the primary data center provider in the Pacific Northwest. Digital Fortress™ will house GreenQloud’s second Availability Zone to meet the growing demand for GreenQloud’s cloud services in North America.
“GreenQloud is leading the cloud industry in adopting renewable energy resources to power the cloud,” said Paul Gerrard, CEO of Digital Fortress™. “We are proud to be GreenQloud’s data center provider for their expansion into the Northwest to better service their US customer base.”
“Providing compelling cloud solutions powered by renewable energy is core to GreenQloud’s mission of making the cloud easy-to-use, cost effective and green,” said Bala Kamallakharan, CEO, GreenQloud. “Using Digital Fortress™ and creating a separate and independent operation in the US meets our stringent renewable […]