Colocation and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions provider, Digital Fortress, has acquired the colocation business of Microsoft Azure MSP, Atmosera. The acquisition adds three data center facilities located in Beaverton and Downtown Portland with over 100 colocation customers. 

The data center acquisition will extend Digital Fortress’s footprint to 10 data center facilities with tailored colocation, network, and cloud services for large and mid-size enterprises. These services will be delivered from data centers located in Seattle, Tukwila, Lynnwood, Spokane,  Denver, Chicago, New Jersey, and Portland.

Portland is positioned as a connectivity gateway to Asia-Pacific with direct access to seven subsea cables, attracting connectivity-centric enterprises. The newly acquired Downtown Portland data center is adjacent to the Pittock Building, which has one of the largest densities of fiber networks and carriers in the Pacific Northwest.

The transaction would strengthen Digital Fortress’s stronghold in the Pacific Northwest region and solidify the company’s position as one of the largest privately held providers in the U.S. by revenue.

Data Center Expansion in Portland 

Over the last 18 months, Digital Fortress has acquired colocation facilities in Piscataway (NJ), Chicago (IL) and Denver (CO).

“In my new role as CEO of Digital Fortress, I am delighted to kick off 2021 with a transformative acquisition for the company,” said Juan Saca, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Digital Fortress. “Our team is looking forward to welcoming Atmosera Colocation customers to the Digital Fortress family. This acquisition expands our geographic and infrastructure footprint, adds important customers in a highly strategic location and provides valuable opportunities for expansion in the Portland region.”

Founded in 2003, Digital Fortress runs a fully meshed BGP iPv4 and iPv6 architecture, with diverse dark fiber rings between its data center facilities. Its colocation data centers are SSAE SOC 1 and II, PCI, and HIPPA complaint. The data center company is owned by Chirisa Investments, providing the business with substantial strategic and financial support to fund internal and external growth initiatives.

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