IO.Anywhere data center modules (at left) deployed within the FORTRUST data center in Denver. (Photo: FORTRUST)

FORTRUST Adds More Modular Capacity in Denver

Colocation provider FORTRUST has expanded the capacity of its Denver data center by deploying additional IO data center modules, the company said today.

FORTRUST has experienced an increased client demand for space in its modular data centers, prompting the new deployment. FORTRUST now has more than 2.4 megawatts of capacity deployed via IO.Anywhere data modules, and said it expects to add more capacity in coming months.

By using IO modules, FORTRUST was able to boost its IT end-user capacity by 5.2 megawatts without having to expand the physical structure of the facility, while significantly lowering the data center’s Power Usage Efficiency (PUE), a key measure of energy efficiency. FORTRUST also hosts modules in IO’s facilities in Phoenix and Edison, N.J.

Accelerates Speed to Market

“We are the sole provider of the IO.Anywhere technology in Colorado, which further increases the demand we are seeing in this market,” said David Shepard, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “As a result, speed to market is crucial to our expansion. Through our advanced plug-n-play infrastructure, and IO’s industry-leading technology, we are able to deploy additional modules quickly, efficiently and in a standardized manner to meet these growing customer needs.”

IO has been a pioneer in the emerging market for modular data centers that are built in a factory using repeatable designs and can be shipped to either an IO data center or a customer premises. In addition to its IO.Anywhere modular technology, the company has also developed IO.OS software for managing complex data center infrastructures across multiple sites.

“FORTRUST’s decision two years ago to adopt a modular approach to data center design, construction, and delivery versus a traditional raised floor approach has proven to be a big success with our customers,” said Rob McClary, FORTRUST’s Senior Vice President and General Manager. “Our customers now enjoy increased per rack densities of greater than 20kW along with direct visibility into our DCIM systems for real-time power, temperature, and other pertinent information for their colocation environment. We are proud to remain the exclusive provider of the IO.Anywhere® technology in Colorado.”

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About the Author

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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