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.”
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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 […]
Posted on July 30, 2013 at 4:01 PM.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.
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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 […]
Posted on March 28, 2013 at 2:25 PM.Written by genera
Digital Fortress, Inc., a Seattle-based colocation services provider announced today that it has successfully completed a Type II SSAE 16 (formerly SAS 70) examination related to the Data Center Services provided to their clients. 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.
“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” stated Paul Gerrard, CEO.
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.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on September 11, 2012 at 12:32 PM.Written by Lee Pallat
Digital Fortress, Inc., www.dfcolo.com, announced today the deployment of their new downtown colocation facility in Seattle, WA. The new 25,000 sq. ft. datacenter space boasts 24” raised-floor cooling, 4MW of generator- and UPS-backed power and fully meshed and redundant network architecture. The space was acquired in March of this year and has been fully renovated to support high-density, high-availability installations.
Located in the heart of Seattle’s Lower Queen Anne district, the facility is centrally served by a dedicated Seattle City Light power feed. Enterprise colocation customers are attracted to the Pacific Northwest market because of its low-cost, renewable energy, and SCL derives 95% of its delivered power from renewable sources. Digital Fortress doubles-down on their green initiative by taking advantage of the area’s temperate climate; they cool the datacenter using filtered outdoor air for 70% of the year, further keeping costs under control for their clients.
In addition to high-density space and low-cost power and cooling, Digital Fortress offers highly customizable, redundant 10Gbps+ bandwidth and cross connects to a large assemblage of providers. They have built out a fault-tolerant dark fiber ring that connects the facility to both their main facility in South Seattle and the Westin building, securing inexpensive, redundant connections to almost every provider in the area. Digital Fortress is a carrier-neutral colocation service provider and is licensed as a fully Autonomous System (AS 3361).
Digital Fortress has differentiated itself in the market by owning and managing all of its critical infrastructure components, ensuring that all aspects of its datacenter are operated at the high standard necessary to meet uptime requirements. The datacenter is supported by a dedicated technical staff on-site 24x7x365. Expert remote hands […]