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Digital Fortress leases Seattle data center space

16 Sep 2019
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Enterprise-level colocation provider Digital Fortress has leased the entirety of Lincoln Rackhouse’s Seattle data center space in Seattle.

This is Digital Fortress’ third Seattle area location, bringing an additional 47,820 square feed and 5.4MW of green hydro power to the area.

It also brings N+1 mission-critical deployment, a diversity of carriers, and carrier-neutral and redundant feeds to all Digital Fortress data centers as well as the local peering exchange.

“We’re thrilled the Rackhouse Seattle Data Center facility is playing a vital role in Digital Fortress’ northward expansion,” says Lincoln Rackhouse vice president Ryan Crabtree.

“As the mission critical real estate owner, we are dedicated to supporting the growth of Digital Fortress by providing thoroughly tested, reliable and flexible colocation facilities.”

“Our business model is based on a complex but proven approach to strategic acquisitions and operating partner leases,” continues Crabtree.

“By staying true to our process, Lincoln Rackhouse accelerates and disentangles the way for operators like Digital Fortress to expand and capitalize on opportunities with an enhanced, turnkey presence in new and flourishing business markets.”

Lincoln Rackhouse and Principal Real Estate purchased the Seattle site in May 2019.

According to the company, Lincoln Rackhouse has built its portfolio through partnerships such as the one with Digital Fortress, based on long-term, stable leases with cloud and colocation operating partners.

The company adds that the process has enabled Lincoln Rackhouse to acquire, own, and operate premium-quality data center assets while empowering partners to focus on core business deliverables like colocation and managed services.

Lincoln Rackhouse currently manages more than 2.5 million square feet of mission-critical space across 16 markets in the United States.

Acquiring enterprise data center facilities and anchoring them with operating partners allows Lincoln Rackhouse to meet the shift in demand for data center space and further enlarge its real estate footprint.

“By adding this Lynnwood, WA, data center to our portfolio, Digital Fortress now has the most diverse geographic colocation/data center offering in the greater Seattle area. We now operate facilities in Tukwila, Downtown Seattle, and Lynnwood,” says Digital Fortress CEO Timothy Doherty.

“We are excited about this opportunity to grow in the local market and to have the ability to augment our offering to support new and existing customers.”

Digital Fortress is a privately held data center colocation company based in Seattle, Washington, offering uninterruptable power and reliable carrier-neutral network infrastructure. It has worked with more than 1500 clients since 2003.