SOURCE: Digital Fortress

April 04, 2016 09:00 ET

Digital Fortress Hires Karl Reeves to Expand Hybrid IT Managed Services

Cloud and Enterprise IT Solutions Expert Karl Reeves Will Oversee the Product Roadmap and Service Delivery for Leading Hybrid IT Managed Services Provider

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwired - Apr 4, 2016) - Digital Fortress adds to its senior management team today with the appointment of enterprise IT veteran Karl Reeves to VP of Operations. Most recently, Reeves held director and VP-level positions at cloud infrastructure service providers Datapipe and 2nd Watch. He also brings 13 years of varied managerial and technical experience at Microsoft along with entrepreneurial experience as the cofounder of two technology consultancies, growing one of the firms up to 70 employees.

Last fall, Digital Fortress expanded its colocation services with the announcement of a managed services practice for hybrid IT. The services include management of Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) workloads, providing monitoring, incident mitigation and infrastructure optimization for midsize companies running on any combination of colocation, on-premise and public cloud infrastructure. With that shift in the company's business model, senior executives sought out a leader with a diverse technical background in IT infrastructure.

"What makes Karl unique is his experience in managing and architecting solutions for colocation, on-premise and public cloud environments," says Matt Gerber, CEO of Digital Fortress. "His knowledge in both hybrid IT design as well as the AWS and Azure platforms will be invaluable for our midsize customers that are just making the leap from traditional, on-premises-only architecture."

Reeves' primary focus at Digital Fortress will be in defining and managing the company's portfolio of hybrid IT services and solutions. "I am really looking forward to helping the company further capitalize on its strengths, which include delivering enterprise-grade support to midsize companies, in ways they couldn't or wouldn't do on their own due to the costs of deploying and maintaining systems," he says. "I was immediately struck by the Digital Fortress team as they are so passionate about their customer base and possess the varied experience that's critical to support a national managed services portfolio across multiple technologies."

About Digital Fortress

Digital Fortress is the only company which caters to the mid-market providing managed Azure, Amazon Web Services, and hybrid environments including on-premise and colocation. The company converges the operational management and maintenance of customer-owned and public cloud infrastructure into a single integrated service so customers can focus on strategic projects more important to their end users. Digital Fortress has geographic proximity to the leading cloud providers, carrier hotels, and peering networks to enhance hybrid IT performance and end user experience. With cloud-certified engineers working 24/7 combined with diverse networks and power infrastructure, the company delivers highly secure and reliable managed cloud solutions and colocation. Hundreds of customers rely on Digital Fortress to simplify infrastructure management.

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