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FORTRUST Data Center Selected by Bit Refinery for Hadoop Hosting and Managed Services

DENVER, CO — (Marketwired) — 11/24/14 — FORTRUST, the Rocky Mountain Region–s most progressive data center and colocation services provider, today announced that Bit Refinery, a VMware© and Hadoop Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, has chosen FORTRUST to provide and manage its Hadoop Hosting service.

began offering Hadoop hosting in 2013 using a combination of bare-metal servers coupled with an Enterprise class VMware environment in top data centers throughout the country. FORTRUST has been selected as a trusted partner to expand its Hadoop services footprint in the Rocky Mountain region.

“Although Hadoop–s model is built around redundancy, hosting with a company located within a secure and reliable data center is a top priority,” states Brandon Hieb, managing partner at Bit Refinery. “Our decision to expand with FORTRUST was clear because it–s well known that they are the leading data center in the Rocky Mountain region.”

Bit Refinery–s hosted Hadoop offering is a secure solution for companies who need to store and analyze large amounts of data that will result in actionable insights about customers, business processes, and performance. FORTRUST was chosen due to its strategic location, ability to support dynamic power densities, stringent security measures, and top tier infrastructure design. Under this agreement, FORTRUST will provide Bit Refinery with a in its Denver, Colorado facility.

“The continuous uptime track record we maintain here at FORTRUST makes us a popular choice among cloud services providers entering the Colorado marketspace,” states Rob McClary, FORTRUST Senior Vice President and General Manager. “Ultimate reliability and the highest level of physical and cyber security is critical to their success and we are more than happy to provide them with the support they need.”

is one of the most progressive high-availability data center services providers in North America, serving clients across the globe who depend on colocation services for a critical lifeline of their business. FORTRUST Denver is the largest data center in the region with over 300,000 square feet and 34 megawatts of data center capacity. FORTRUST offers agile, reliable, sustainable and secure raised floor and modular data center capacity for any-size enterprise supported by optimal power infrastructure and connectivity to safeguard mission-critical business services. FORTRUST is the only data center in Colorado to offer a hybrid colocation solution consisting of traditional raised floor and high density Data Modules, along with the most advanced data center technologies available. FORTRUST Denver is the only Tier III Design Certified data center services provider in Colorado, as well as the only data center services provider in Colorado to be awarded a Management & Operations Stamp of Approval from the Uptime Institute, the current gold standard in the data center services industry. Since opening its doors, FORTRUST has had continuous critical systems uptime for more than 13 years. In addition to the national headquarters in Denver, FORTRUST has data center locations in Phoenix, Arizona and Edison, New Jersey.

Bit Refinery is a VMware® and Hadoop Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider based out in Denver, Colorado. Featuring VMware® virtualization technology hosted within its fully redundant infrastructure, companies of all sizes benefit from outsourcing their infrastructure to the Bit Refinery Cloud while maintaining complete control of their mission critical environment. For more information please visit

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