Cogent Communications Selects DRFortress to Deliver Internet Service in Hawaii

DRFortress houses Hawaii’s largest network of carriers and content providers

HONOLULU, Hawaii  —  November 1, 2021 – DRFortress, the largest and only carrier-neutral data center and cloud marketplace operating in Hawaii, announces Cogent Communications, one of the world’s largest Tier 1 optical IP network operators, now offers internet service at the DRFortress data center in Honolulu. Powered by one of the most interconnected networks spanning over 212 markets and 49 countries, Cogent provides reliable, scalable and affordable bandwidth to Hawaii businesses. 

“DRFortress was the logical data center choice for Cogent in Hawaii,” said Vincent Teissier, CMO at Cogent Communications. “We selected DRFortress because it is a major technology leader and the best-equipped data center facility in Hawaii. Many of the top businesses in Hawaii are DRFortress customers and we are excited to help these businesses extend and enhance their global reach.”

With the addition of Cogent, one of the world’s largest internet service providers, the DRFortress ecosystem grows to an impressive roster of 23 high-caliber carriers and communication providers. DRFortress offers the largest choice of networks in Hawaii allowing customers to easily and directly connect with every major network, internet service provider and content provider around the world. 

“DRFortress is committed to expanding opportunities for Hawaii businesses by reaching more customers with high-bandwidth and low latency connections,” said Rosa White, DRFortress Co-founder and Chief Financial Officer. “It is a critical time for the Hawaii business community to be able to access their data remotely, safely, and to remain competitive. Adding Cogent as a new carrier in our Honolulu data center will connect our customers closer to the edge with fast, reliable and cost-efficient internet service.”

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