Hawaii-based Data Center Operator DRFortress Adds Cogent

Carrier-neutral data center provider and cloud marketplace in Hawaii, DRFortress, has added Cogent Communications to the connectivity portfolio at its Honolulu facility. As one of the world’s largest Internet network service providers, Cogent brings the total number of carriers and communication providers at the DRFortress data center in Hawaii to 23.

Photo Rosa White, co-founder and CFO of DRFortress
“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,” said Rosa White, co-founder and CFO of DRFortress.

DRFortress claims to have the most network options available in Hawaii as a data center colocation provider, allowing clients to connect to any major network, Internet Service Provider (ISP), or content provider on the globe quickly and effortlessly. The addition of this Tier 1 optical IP network operator would further strengthen the robustness of this network ecosystem.

DRFortress is committed to expanding opportunities for Hawaii businesses by reaching more customers with high-bandwidth and low latency connections,” said Rosa White, co-founder and CFO of DRFortress. “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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Cogent Communications’ facilities-based, all-optical IP network provides services in 212 markets across 49 countries. It is in fact one of the largest and highest capacity IP networks available in the market.

“DRFortress was the logical data center choice for Cogent in Hawaii,” said Vincent Teissier, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Cogent Communications. “We selected DRFortress because it is a major technology leader and the best-equipped colocation data center 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.”

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