We are excited to announce that the major expansion project to our data center campus in Honolulu is complete and ready for service. We added 125 additional cabinets to our world-class data center, creating a total of 600 cabinets for lease and a space of 55,000 square feet.
This is our 3rd major expansion, which demonstrates our commitment to investing in the Hawaii business community. With the latest buildout complete, DRFortress provides exponentially more immediately available space, power, and environmental controls than any other local supplier. In addition, we are able to provide peace of mind to our customers for reliable connectivity, since our facility is located outside of the flood and extended tsunami zones.
The DRFortress data center is the most interconnected facility in Hawaii. The strategic expansion was driven by a surge in customer demand for connectivity, cloud and CDN services throughout Hawaii and the Pacific
As the largest carrier-neutral data center and cloud marketplace operating in Hawaii, we are proud to offer an economical and environmentally-friendly solution. The expansion includes the DRFortress high-power density “pod” design, which accommodates up to 18kW in a single cabinet. This means we are able to pass on significant savings on power costs and a smaller footprint to our Hawaii customers.
“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.”
DRFortress also implemented several PUE efficiencies and designed private cages with customized power for three of our anchor tenants being commissioned this month, including Stellar Technologies. Additional tenants are scheduled to go live in the second quarter.
“DRFortress is a true IT partner,” said Wayne Johnson, CEO of Stellar Technologies.“They configured our private cage design to meet the exact space and power requirements for our expansion in Hawaii. We now have the flexibility to scale our space as our business requirements evolve over the next few years.”
Read the full press release here.