Colocation (or colo) is the practice where a colocation provider houses private or companies servers in their colocation datacenter. A company rents space for their server or other infrastructure equipment. The colocation provider provides and manages infrastructure services like network connections, bandwith, power backup, security services, physical server security and cooling. In this category you find our news articles about Colocation and Colocation Hosting.

T5 Data Centers Acquires Data Center in Silicon Valley, California

T5 Data Centers has acquired a previously enterprise-owned data center located in Newark, California. The newly minted T5@Silicon Valley currently features an existing 128,000 square feet building with 17 critical MW of power. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

DC BLOX Introduces New Metro Fiber Network in Huntsville, Alabama

DC BLOX, owner/operator of interconnected colocation data centers and a private network fabric, has announced that its new Metro Fiber Network in Huntsville, Alabama, is now available and ready for service.

DRFortress from Hawaii Adds Cloud Direct into Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric

DRFortress, a colocation provider comprised of ex-Equinix employees, has launched the first cloud direct connection from Hawaii into Equinix Cloud Exchange Fabric (ECX Fabric) on Platform Equinix.

Zayo Sells zColo Data Center Colocation Assets to DataBank

DataBank, a U.S. provider of enterprise-grade colocation, connectivity, and managed services, has acquired zColo, the data center colocation business unit of Zayo Group. This includes certain U.S. and European data center assets.

Flexential to Break Ground on its Largest Data Center, in Hillsboro, Oregon

Data center colocation, cloud and hybrid IT solutions provider, Flexential, will break ground on its third data center on October 1. This data center facility will be located in Hillsboro, Oregon, outside of Portland.

Equinix Becomes Strategic Supplier for Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid

Global colocation and interconnection provider, Equinix, has been selected as a strategic supplier for Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) managed service. This collaboration is intended to bring “next-generation” edge architectures and services to market.

Data Center Company DataBridge Adds Crown Castle to Its Connectivity Portfolio

DataBridge Sites, a U.S. data center services provider operating three facilities and delivering colocation as well as cloud and disaster recovery services, has added Crown Castle to its connectivity portfolio.

Strategic Data Center Buys Facility in Northern Virginia for $8.25M

Strategic Data Center, an investment manager and capital partner focused on acquiring, developing and managing data center real estate assets, has acquired a colocation data center property - Reston Data Center in Northern Virginia - for approximately $8.25 million.

Colocation Provider Equinix Still Investigating Ransomware Attack

After Equinix was hit by a ransomware attack last week and a number of internal systems of the global colocation conglomerate were affected, the company - until yesterday - kept us updated through its corporate blog. Equinix now lets us know that it will continue its mitigation efforts, but their blog updates have stopped. Adds Network Services to Its IGNITE Project Platform, a technology platform and marketplace for colocation, cloud and connectivity, has added network services to its IGNITE Project Platform. Based on the user's location and technology requirements, intelligently matches users with the right network service providers.

DC BLOX To Build Major Data Center in Greenville County, South Carolina

Multi-tenant data center operator DC BLOX has announced its plan to build a major regional colocation data center in Greenville County, South Carolina. This 6-acre site in ‘Global Business Park’ will include 45,000 square feet of data center space with expected investment by DC BLOX and tenant customers totaling over $200 million.