DRFortress from Hawaii Adds Cloud Direct into Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric

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DRFortress - Hawaii data center

DRFortress, a colocation provider comprised of ex-Equinix employees, has launched the first cloud direct connection from Hawaii into Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric) on Platform Equinix.

This collaboration between DRFortress and Equinix enables Hawaii businesses to extend their global reach with “streamlined” access via a single port to the world’s largest cloud providers. These include Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Google Cloud, and other cloud, network, and content service providers.

The DRFortress Cloud Connect is a high-speed, secure, direct connection from the DRFortress colocation data center in Hawaii to the ECX Fabric location in Los Angeles. DRFortress plans to add additional direct cloud connections for customers in Hawaii to reach any of the 45+ ECX Fabric locations across the globe, including New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.

Cloud Connect Hawaii

Fred Rodi
“DRFortress is proud to be the first provider in Hawaii to offer this cutting-edge cloud solution,” said Fred Rodi, President and Founder of DRFortress.

In addition to lower latency and improved network performance, according to DRFortress, Hawaii businesses may expect to see significant network connectivity cost savings with this direct connect solution. As they can utilize one single Layer 2 network circuit for both high-speed connectivity from 1G to 10G service and a simple cross connection to any public cloud.

“DRFortress is proud to be the first provider in Hawaii to offer this cutting-edge cloud solution,” said Fred Rodi, President and Founder of DRFortress. “Our Cloud Connect solution extends Hawaii businesses to the edge with a secure private line to public clouds. This direct connect access is ideal for customers in Hawaii contemplating a hybrid cloud infrastructure or a slow on-ramp into public cloud services without compromising IT infrastructure security, reliability, or latency for their critical applications.”

“As the world’s digital infrastructure company, we’re excited to collaborate with DRFortress to launch the first cloud direct connection from Hawaii to Platform Equinix,” said Jon Lin, President, Americas at Equinix. “Together, we’re powering the success of Hawaiian businesses by enabling them to privately access any public cloud provider to on-ramp their cloud applications and services.”

DRFortress is the largest carrier-neutral data center and cloud marketplace operating in Hawaii. For 14 years, this company has been meeting the data center needs of Hawaii’s enterprises, content companies, systems integrators, carriers, wireless service providers, cable companies and ISPs.