$30 Million Denver Expansion for Fortrust

Denver colocation provider Fortrust LLC has begun a $30 million expansion that will add 48,000 square feet of raised floor space to its data center, the company said Monday. Fortrust said it has also completed integrated systems testing of its previous raised-floor expansion, and more than 9,000 square feet is now immediately available for colocation as a private room/vault.

“We’ve constructed Fortrust with advanced infrastructure to exceed our clients’ most demanding requirements and support our offerings with the best team in the business,” said Rob McClary, general manager of Fortrust. “Our investment in Fortrust’s future signals our commitment to ensuring that our clients remain connected.”

Fortrust has a 224,000 square foot facility being built out in phases. The entire expansion area features 36-inch raised floor, and can house a single customer or be divided into private cages or suites. Recently, Fortrust accommodated a single Fortune 500 customer in another 9,000 square foot private room that was part of the data center’s overall expansion efforts.

Fortrust says it is attracting a number of out-of-state businesses to its data center based on its desirable geographic location, as companies from the West coast and Southeast seek to protect themselves from the earthquakes and wind storms common to those regions.

“We continue to invest in our operations, infrastructure and people to ensure that our Denver data center provides the greatest value and most advanced offerings available in the marketplace today,” said Steve Knudson, FORTRUST’s chief executive officer.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.