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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.

Equinix Buys 13 Bell Data Center Sites in Canada for $750M

Global data center colocation company Equinix has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase a portfolio of 13 data centers across Canada from Bell for $750 million (CA$1,041 million) in an all-cash transaction.

Colocation Provider Colo Atl Completes Data Center in Atlanta

Colo Atl, a provider of carrier-neutral colocation and a subsidiary of American Tower, has announced the completion of several upgrades to its colocation and interconnection facility at 55 Marietta in Atlanta.

Greenhouse Doubles Flagship Data Center Capacity, Appoints CCO

Greenhouse Datacenters, a European data center developer/operator with two energy efficient colocation facilities in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands, in the Rotterdam/The Hague area, has opened a new data room in its flagship data center, Greenhouse DC 2.

The Shadowserver Foundation Selects Digital Realty’s Data Center Services

The Shadowserver Foundation, a nonprofit security organization working to make the internet secure for everyone, has chosen Digital Realty’s colocation facility in Oakland, California, to support the foundation’s data center infrastructure needs.

Iron Mountain Data Centers Becomes LINX ConneXions Reseller Partner

Iron Mountain Data Centers is now an official LINX ConneXions reseller partner. By becoming a 100G ConneXions reseller partner, Iron Mountain can now offer peering and IXP (Internet Exchange Point) services at its London (LON-1) location, a key global interconnection hub.

Dataplace Opens New Data Center in Amsterdam Area in the Netherlands

Dutch data center operator Dataplace has opened its 6th colocation data center in the Netherlands. The brand-new data center is fully 2N built and equipped with the latest techniques in terms of continuity, security and sustainability. The new colocation data center in Hoofddorp, near Amsterdam.

Asperitas, maincubes Partner to Deliver Immersion Cooling in Colocation Suites

Asperitas, a global immersion cooling scaleup with high-profile partners and clients including Dell Technologies, Supermicro, Shell, and Credit Agricole, announces a partnership with European data center owner/operator maincubes.

Equinix in Advanced Discussions to Acquire Selected Data Center Sites

After granting underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 337,500 shares of its common stock, representing $1.5 billion of common stock, Equinix intends to complete a potential acquisition. Equinix is currently in advanced discussions with a seller to acquire selected data center sites and their operations.

Data Center Colocation Company DC BLOX Hires New Vice President of Sales

C BLOX, a multi-tenant U.S. based data center provider delivering colocation services from its connected facilities in Atlanta, GA; Huntsville, AL; Chattanooga, TN, and Birmingham, AL, has appointed David Armistead as its new Vice President of Sales.

Switch: COVID-19 Pandemic Has Not Hurt the Data Center Industry

Data center colocation provider Switch, (NYSE: SWCH), a company headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, and founded by its CEO Rob Roy, has announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2020.

Flexential Will Build Its Largest Data Center to Date: 358,000 Sq. Ft.

Data center colocation and hybrid IT solutions provider, Flexential, will build its largest data center to date, 358,000 sq. ft. on 20 acres of land outside of Portland, Oregon, adding to its Pacific Northwest campus.