MSP TODAY NEWS

Colocation Provider FORTRUST Builds Out Data Center to Meet Increased Cloud and IaaS Demands

By Laura Stotler

The demand for cloud and IaaS solutions is exploding and service providers are beefing up their resources to meet demand. As a result of these increased needs, colocation provider FORTRUST has added 2.5 megawatts of electrical power capacity.

The Denver company offers a cloud and managed services neutral data center, serving a large number of cloud providers and MSPs. Customers may collocate at the data center and select the service provider of their choice while feeling confident the facility has the capacity to meet their needs.

Faction is one of FORTRUST’s largest customers, providing private, public and hybrid IaaS. The company has eight cloud locations throughout the US and Europe and chose FORTRUST specifically because the colocation provider offer a neutral environment for customers.

"Faction is the only cloud provider in the market that is 100 percent channel centric,” said Luke Norris, CEO and founder of Faction. “Service providers, VARs, and distributors contract to resell Faction's cloud as their own. To maintain this channel neutrality we house our cloud infrastructure in cloud-friendly data centers like FORTRUST."

Last month the service provider snagged analytics and data blending company Alteryx as a client, helping to cement its position as a growing colocation provider in the Rocky Mountain region. Alteryx specializes in providing intuitive workflows for data blending, advanced analytics and deep insights. The company, like many of its kind, decided to work with an outside colocation provider to accommodate its growth and expansion, after years of maintaining mission critical systems in house.

FORTRUST also recently announced its B2B Marketplace, specifically designed to help its customers choose MSPs and infrastructure providers. The company offers a catalog of providers with a wide range of services from telecom to data center migration to IT management to cloud and managed offerings.




Edited by Dominick Sorrentino

MSPToday Contributing Editor

SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Related Articles

Securing Home WiFi Access to Corporate Networks for Teleworkers

By: Erik Linask    9/24/2020

Businesses are faced with a dual dilemma of supporting remote working but also ensuring corporate networks remain secure. Minim has a solution to the …

Read More

Technology Solutions Provider vs. Managed Service Provider: What's Better for Your Business?

By: Special Guest    9/21/2020

Many businesses are choosing to invest in high-tech solutions for their companies. There are two main choices for information technology in the workpl…

Read More

CSPi Vital UCaaS Solution Officially Approved for Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program

By: Laura Stotler    9/18/2020

The Vital UCaaS solution from CSPi Technology Solutions has been officially approved for Cisco's Cloud and Managed Services Program for Managed Busine…

Read More

Will MSPs See A Boom After COVID Is Done?

By: Special Guest    9/17/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has done a great deal to change the face of business as we know it. That's for sure. But what exactly does this global change…

Read More

How Your Business Can Benefit From Private LTEs

By: Special Guest    9/15/2020

The Internet is becoming vital in every aspect of our business and personal lives. The Internet has enabled a level of connectivity that we have previ…

Read More