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DRFortress Debuts Completed Hawaii Data Center Expansion

DRFortress has completed a major expansion to its data center campus in Honolulu that is now ready for service. The largest carrier-neutral data center and cloud marketplace operating in Hawaii added 125 cabinets, creating a total of 600 cabinets for lease and a space of 55,000 square feet. 

The DRFortress data center is the most interconnected facility in Hawaii. The strategic expansion was driven by a surge in customer demand for connectivity, cloud and CDN services throughout Hawaii and the Pacific

This recent expansion at the world-class data center, which is located outside of extended flood zones and extended tsunami areas, provides exponentially more immediately available space, power, and environmental controls than any other local supplier. The DRFortress high-power density “pod” design accommodates up to 18kW in a single cabinet allowing Hawaii customers to have a smaller footprint and experience significant savings on power costs. 

“We continue to work toward our vision of becoming a major digital hub in the Pacific,” said Fred Rodi, President and Founder of DRFortress. “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.”

For this expansion, DRFortress implemented several PUE efficiencies and designed private cages with customized power for its initial three anchor tenants this month, including Stellar Technologies. More tenants are scheduled to go live in the second quarter. 

“DRFortress is a true IT partner,” said Wayne Johnson, CEO of Stellar Technologies. “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.”

In addition to the expansion, the company recently added Cloud Connect, Hawaii’s only on-ramp service to public clouds, and additional new services are planned for later this year.

For more information on DRFortress, please contact the DRFortress team here.

Read the full press release here.

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