DRFortress Completes Hawaii Data Center Expansion

DRFortress, the largest carrier-neutral data center and cloud marketplace operating in Hawaii, announced a major expansion to its data center campus in Honolulu is complete and ready for service. DRFortress added 125 cabinets, creating a total of 600 cabinets for lease and a space of 55,000 square feet.

This is DRFortress’ third expansion, providing more available space, power, and environmental controls. Based on its latest high-power density “pod” design, the expansion will accommodate up to 18kW in a single cabinet allowing customers to deploy more equipment in a smaller footprint. The pod design passes down power utilization cost savings to customers while meeting demand and enhancing operations.

The DRFortress data center is an ideal location for Hawaii customers to connect to existing carriers with a simple cross-connection. The facility is located outside of flood zones and extended tsunami areas, which is critical when making a data center investment in Hawaii. In addition to the expansion, the company recently added Cloud Connect, Hawaii’s only on-ramp service to public clouds, and additional new services are planned for later this year.

“We continue to work toward our vision of becoming a major digital hub in the Pacific,” said Fred Rodi, President and founder of DRFortress. “This expansion gives our customers the power and cooling they need to bring in their next-generation equipment while taking advantage of our rich mix of carriers and ISPs.”

For the expansion, DRFortress implemented several power usage effectiveness efficiencies and designed private cages with customized power to accommodate its initial three anchor tenants being commissioned this month, including Stellar Technologies, a cloud and IT infrastructure services company. More tenants are scheduled to go live in the second quarter.