Fortrust Completes $30 Million Expansion

Denver colocation and disaster recovery specialist Fortrust has completed a $30 million expansion of its data center, bringing its raised-floor colocation capacity to more than 48,000 square feet. The company’s data center investment now exceeds $100 million without incurring debt, the company said.

Our total investment signals that were focused on providing our customers with the most technologically advanced and secure environment to colocate their IT infrastructure and protect their data,said Steve Knudson, Fortrusts chief executive officer. Were in this business for the long-term, and this type of investment is key to maintaining our status as a leading data center services provider in the Rocky Mountain region. It is important for our customers to know that we can scale to meet their business needs along with our own in a financially secure manner.

The expansion was completed in about 19 months. The new space features 36-inch raised floor, and can house a single customer in a private room or be segmented into private cages or suites. The company has posted a data center tour of the expanded facility on its web site.

The Fortrust data center is served by two utility feeds from separate substations and is engineered to an N+1 or better standard. The electrical distribution system is comprised of multiple on-site 2,500kVA transformers, 2 megawat and 2.5 megawatt generators, 750kVA and 1,000kVA UPS systems supplying static transfer switches and power distribution units.

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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.

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