DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - Dec 3, 2013) - FORTRUST, the Rocky Mountain Region's premier data center and colocation services provider, today announced that it has received the Management & Operations (M&O) Stamp of Approval from the Uptime Institute for the company's Denver, Colorado data center.
The M&O Stamp of Approval validates the critical facilities management and operations practices of an existing data center. The M&O Stamp of Approval provides third-party assurance that the site management satisfies industry-recognized criteria for 24 x 7 uptime. The M&O Stamp is both an assessment methodology and formal award that validates the rigorous critical facilities management of existing data centers.
FORTRUST's Denver data center joins a small and elite class of data centers with this Stamp of Approval from the Uptime Institute. Rich Van Loo, Principal of Uptime Institute, commented on FORTRUST's accomplishment, "FORTRUST proved their commitment to operational excellence by not only meeting the M&O Stamp of Approval requirements, but actually scored well above the existing M&O average on a majority of the grading categories which address the fact that management issues are consistently the leading cause of data center downtime."
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Rob McClary, has been with FORTRUST since 2001 and has been instrumental in the design, construction and ongoing business operations since FORTRUST opened for operations in 2001. Mr. McClary states, "The M&O Stamp of Approval substantiates FORTRUST's High-Availability Service Delivery Model and the ongoing commitment to excellence of our management and operations teams. This is the basis of our organizational and operations strategies that have provided the results that our customers have become accustomed to for well over 12 years. The engagement conducted by Uptime Institute was a both a collaborative and thorough assessment of our Management and Operations organization."
FORTRUST provides high-availability colocation services in data center locations in Denver, Colorado; Phoenix, Arizona; and Edison, New Jersey and provides highly reliable services to its customers in all three locations.
FORTRUST is the premier high-availability data center and colocation services provider in North America. FORTRUST offers agile, reliable, sustainable and secure raised floor or modular data center capacity for any-size enterprise supported by optimal power infrastructure and connectivity to safeguard mission-critical business services. Leading companies choose FORTRUST to gain a trusted partner who will preserve and protect their IT infrastructure as well as serve as an essential extension of their operations. Established in 2000, FORTRUST is privately held and based in Denver, Colorado with additional data center locations in Phoenix, Arizona and Edison, New Jersey. More information is available by visiting www.FTDC.com.