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Digital Fortress acquires colocation business Atmosera Inc.

20 January 2021 | Abigail Opiah

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Colocation solutions provider Digital Fortress has announced its acquisition of the colocation business of Atmosera Inc.

This deal will extend the company’s footprint to 10 data centre facilities with colocation, network, and cloud services for large and mid-size enterprises.

The company said the transaction is its stronghold in the Pacific Northwest region and solidifies the company's position as one of the largest privately-held providers in the US by revenue.

The acquisition is set to add three data centre facilities located in Beaverton and Downtown Portland with over 100 colocation customers.

Portland is positioned as a connectivity gateway to Asia-Pacific with direct access to seven subsea cables.

The Downtown Portland facility is adjacent to the Pittock Building, which has the second-largest density of fibre networks and carriers in the Pacific Northwest, according to the company.

Following the transaction, Digital Fortress is positioned to serve customers across 10 colocation facilities in Seattle, Tukwila, Lynnwood, Spokane, Portland, Denver, Chicago, and New Jersey.

“In my new role as CEO of Digital Fortress, I am delighted to kick off 2021 with a transformative acquisition for the Company,” said Juan Saca, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Fortress.

“Our team is looking forward to welcoming Atmosera Colocation customers to the Digital Fortress family.

“This acquisition expands our geographic and infrastructure footprint, adds important customers in a highly strategic location and provides valuable opportunities for expansion in the Portland region.”

The acquisition of Atmosera Colocation continues the progression of Digital Fortress as a company focused on the Pacific Northwest region.

Over the last 18 months, the company has acquired colocation facilities in Piscataway, New Jersey, Chicago, Illinois and Denver, Colorado.

Digital Fortress is owned by Chirisa Investments. The company is an enterprise-level colocation provider that has been running since 2003.