FORTRUST Sees Strength in IO Modular Partnership


Participants tour an IO.Anywhere modular data center unit on display this week at the Gartner Data Center Conference in Las Vegas. Fortrust said it has ordered more modules under the Powered by IO  partner program for service providers.  (Photo by Colleen Miller.)

Just six months after launching a partnership to deploy new customers in data center modules from IO, Denver data center provider FORTRUST says the strategy has succeeded beyond its expectations, and it has ordered additional IO.Anywhere modules to meet customer demand.

As the first participant in the Powered by IO program, FORTRUST committed to use IO modular data center technology exclusively as it expands its Denver data center, where it offers colocation and disaster recovery services. i/o Anywhere is a family of modular data center components that can create and deploy a fully-configured enterprise data center.

“The just in time delivery of the IO.Anywhere data modules enables Fortrust to add capacity in 200kW and 400kW increments within 60 days of customer demand,” said Rob McClary, Vice President of FORTRUST. “We are finding the new technology has generated increased interest among both current and prospective customers with higher power density requirements.”

FORTRUST has filled the modules they deployed, and oredered additional modules for their Denver data center. FORTRUST said it is also preparing for new customer migration into a module it operates in the IO Phoenix facility.

“We expect to continue to fill our facility with the IO.Anywhere data modules and are excited to be able to do so in such a timely manner through our Powered by IO partnership,” said McClary.

“FORTRUST is a premier example of how Powered by IO can help accelerate growth for data center and IO’s Ecosystem service providers,” said Jim Kleeman, Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing, IO. “FORTRUST’s rapid expansion demonstrates how IO.Anywhere and IO.OS are becoming the standards to deliver secure, efficient, high-performance data centers to meet customer requirements.”

The new strategy by IO is designed to expand the ecosystem of providers and end users hosting their IT gear in IO’s modular units.  It positions IO as a supplier to service providers, who have been an important customer segment for modular data centers.

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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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