THE NEW PHASE IS NOW READY FOR SERVICE
Carrier-neutral data center and cloud marketplace operator DRFortress, has just announced the completion of its major expansion at the data center campus in Honolulu, Hawaii.
As announced, the new expansion is now ready for service which provides an additional 125 cabinets and brings the data center to have a total of 600 leasable cabinets, as well as an aggregate space of 55,000 square feet.
“We continue to work toward our vision of becoming a major digital hub in the Pacific. This expansion gives our customers the power and cooling they need to bring in their next-generation equipment while taking advantage of our rich mix of carriers and ISPs,” said Fred Rodi, President and Founder of DRFortress.
This announcement marks DRFortress’ third data center expansion in its Hawaii facility. Based on the company’s proprietary data center “pod” design, the new expansion is expected to accommodate up to 18kW in a single cabinet, allowing customers to deploy more equipment across a smaller footprint.
For this expansion, DRFortress further stated that it implemented several PUE efficiencies and designed private cages with customized power to accommodate the company’s initial three anchor tenants as soon as the new expansion was commissioned. One of the anchor tenant is Stellar Technologies, a cloud and IT infrastructure services company.
“DRFortress is a true IT partner. They configured our private cage design to meet the exact space and power requirements for our expansion in Hawaii. We now have the flexibility to scale our space as our business requirements evolve over the next few years,” said Wayne Johnson, CEO of Stellar Technologies.
In September 2020, the company launched a cloud direct connection from Hawaii to Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric® (ECX Fabric®) on Platform Equinix®. This collaboration is set to enable Hawaii businesses gain access to large cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Google Cloud, and other cloud, network, and content service providers via a single port.