Company Overview


FORTRUST was founded in 2000 with the vision of creating data centers that could go beyond basic expectations of colocation and data center services. Over the years our vision has become our reality. Our FUTURE-PROOFSM colocation services are second to none in the industry. It is our absolute mission to create value for your business through four key pillars: Reliability, Risk Mitigation, Business Value, and Exceptional Customer Service. Our logo, the shield you see below, depicts the four pillars of our mission that our company was founded on, coming together to offer you the utmost confidence that your critical IT assets will be protected as if they were our own.


FORTRUST is a part of the Magness Group of Companies.  FORTRUST is the operating trade name of Mag Datacenters, LLC, and is funded through the Magness Group of Companies.

Gary Magness and Steve Knudson are the original developers of FORTRUST and the founders of the vision to offer the only future-proof data center in the United States.

Gary Magness is the Chairman of the Magness Group of Companies, which is the successor to Bob Magness, Founder and Chairman of Tele-Communications, Inc. (TCI) and its subsidiary Liberty Media Corporation, one of the largest telecommunication companies in the world. Over the years, TCI merged with AT&T and spun out Liberty Media Corporation as its programming and content arm. Liberty Media has since split into several different companies including DirecTV.

Mr. Magness remains a significant shareholder in the Telecommunications & Cable industry. Mr. Magness is repeatedly included on the Forbes List. For more information please visit

Steve Knudson is the Vice Chairman, President and CEO of FORTRUST and has overseen the company since its inception in 2000.  Mr. Knudson has been an Officer and Director and Trustee of the Magness Group of Companies for over 20 years.

We are committed to being an elite service organization setting the example of how a data center services company should operate and deliver services to you, our valued customer.