Data center operator Digital Fortress announces the formation of a new suite of local and global partners to enhance service and further extend network capabilities within its existing and growing footprint. DataPlex, Megaport, SinglePoint Global, and Sky Data Vault are all part of the new alliances, which encompass cloud, network and managed service solutions.
This year, Digital Fortress is aggressively growing and adding additional colocation facilities in Chicago, Denver, New Jersey, Portland, Seattle, and Richmond to deliver solutions across its 10 interconnected data center sites. Now, the colocation provider has added a full suite of global partners to further enhance its data center, colocation and service capabilities including DataPlex, Megaport, SinglePoint Global, Sky Data Vault, and Viatel.
Here’s an overview of the new partnerships announced by Digital Fortress:
DataPlex – As a wholesale data center provider, DataPlex offers colocation, private suites, powered shells and customer customized data centers.
“Our new alliance will give Digital Fortress and DataPlex clients the chance to expand into new worldwide markets,” said Andy Collinge, business development executive, DataPlex. “As a company, we are focused on customer satisfaction and fulfilling the high standards demanded by our data center clients. In working with Digital Fortress, we’re thrilled about giving our North American customers a competitive advantage in the European market.”
Megaport – With Megaport, Digital Fortress has a private software-defined network (SDN) that links to data centers in 23 countries throughout North America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. On-demand, secured and fast connection to top cloud, network and managed service providers is provided by Megaport.
“We’re excited to work with them to improve network service capabilities for our clients and allow low-latency Software-Defined Cloud Interconnections (SDCI) throughout the Digital Fortress platform,” said Rodney Foreman, Chief Revenue Officer at Megaport. “With over 230 cloud on-ramps, Megaport gives Digital Fortress clients with quick, direct and scalable access to the world’s most reputable global cloud providers. In order to accommodate their changing business demands, Digital Fortress clients may now deploy and manage network services in a point-and-click-connect way.”
SinglePoint Global – Headquartered in the data center hub of Ashburn, Virginia, SinglePoint Global is an IT service vendor focusing on solutions and support for customers’ productivity and profitability.
“Our partnership with Digital Fortress provides customers with the resources to run their businesses worry-free with regard to their mission-critical equipment, enterprise-level infrastructure and security,” said Gregory Browning, Founder of SinglePoint Global. “Our mission aligns with Digital Fortress’ goal to provide custom services to every customer with a market leading approach to primary IT needs.”
Sky Data Vault – Cloud services provider Sky Data Vault, based in Rockville, Maryland, has teamed with Digital Fortress to deliver Microsoft Office 365 Backup, managed data backup, disaster recovery and cloud infrastructure to Digital Fortress’ rapidly increasing customer base. Its customers may expect a seamless onboarding, service and support from Sky Data Vault.
“Sky Data Vault will deliver an unparalleled level of support for all of our service offerings,” said Michael Thompson, co-founder and VP of Sales and Strategy at Sky Data Vault. “Customers may be focused on their main business while Sky Data Vault takes care of day-to-day operations and has a staff of data recovery professionals on standby 24x7x365.”
Customers of Digital Fortress would benefit from the relationship with Sky Data Vault since they will have access to a “market leader” in backup, disaster recovery and cloud infrastructure.
Connectivity, Cloud and Security Solutions
Viatel, a Dublin, Ireland-based sister company of Digital Fortress, was also introduced. Irish-owned Viatel is a large independent cloud and security solutions providers. Viatel has significant expertise in the healthcare, financial services, and education sectors, serving recognized Irish enterprises, international organizations, and public sector agencies.
“Viatel offers Digital Fortress clients the opportunity to expand into Europe’s data center market with confidence that they will receive great customer service,” said a spokesman for Viatel. “In addition to that, they will have access to the service and capabilities that Digital Fortress has to offer on the North American data center market.”