FORTRUST, a data center colocation provider, recently received Tier III modular data center design certification from the Uptime Institute. The certification is for its newest planned modular data center expansion at its Colorado facility.
The planned facility expansion included 33,000 additional square feet, bringing the space at the Denver data center to 224,000 square feet in total, with 80,000 square feet of raised floor colocation capacity. During the data center design process, FORTRUST held a competition among facility designers, seeking the arrangement that would enable the company to improve upon its green efforts and reduce the overall PUE rating.
FORTRUST selected Haselden Construction along with the building company’s team members for their winning modular data center layout.
“The new design for our upcoming expansion allows for our customers to expand with the most technologically advanced and efficient environment to colocate their IT infrastructure and protect their data,” said FORTRUST CEO Steve Knudson.
The data center design utilizes IO.Anywhere data modules, providing a flexible, scalable platform boasting a high density colocation infrastructure. Additionally, in accordance with the Uptime Institute’s standards, the facility also features fully redundant capacity components, dual-powered equipment and multiple uplinks. These features help FORTRUST offer adjustable colocation space for customers of any size organization, as well as connectivity, managed services and data security.
FORTRUST senior vice president and general manager Rob McClary said this most recent expansion further drives the company’s efforts to provide the premium colocation services and ongoing critical system uptime that customers have come to expect over the last 11 years.
“The Tier III design certification substantiates the expected reliability of our newest phase of modular expansion in our Denver data center,” McClary said.
FORTRUST chose Colorado for its data center headquarters due to its low-risk geography, which makes it one of the safest areas in the U.S. for data security.