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 Five Data Centers from Entel in Latin America for $735M

Following the acquisition of four data centers in Chile from Empresa Nacional De Telecomunicaciones (Entel), a prominent Chilean telecommunications company, Equinix has expanded its data center colocation and interconnection services further into Latin America.

IQ Fiber Establishes Network Presence in Jacksonville with Cologix

Cologix has teamed with IQ Fiber to facilitate IQ Fiber’s network deployment in the Jacksonville region. IQ Fiber is a local home fiber-optic Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Northeast Florida.

Flexential to Add 18MW Data Center Development in Raleigh, NC

Flexential has announced the planned development of the company’s latest sustainable data center. It’s a new 18MW facility in Raleigh, North Carolina’s fast developing research and development area.

Dutch NorthC Datacenters Expands into Switzerland, Acquires Netrics

NorthC, the largest regional data center colocation company in the Netherlands, has signed an agreement to acquire the data centers and connectivity services of Swiss company Netrics.

Digital 9 Buys Finnish Data Center Services Firm Ficolo for 135M Euros

Digital 9 Infrastructure will buy data center services company Taaleri Datacenter Ky which operates Ficolo for roughly 135 million euros. Ficolo is a data center colocation and hybrid cloud services provider founded in 2011.

DC BLOX Expands Colocation Data Centers in Birmingham and Greenville

Data center colocation provider DC BLOX, an operator of facilities located in U.S. the Southeast, has expanded its Birmingham, AL and Greenville, SC data centers.

VPLS Expands Presence in Dallas with Acquisition of Carrier-1’s Data Center

With the acquisition of Carrier-1’s data center in Dallas, TX, VPLS, a pioneer in cloud-to-edge computing solutions, has expanded its worldwide presence (DA4). This latest acquisition comes on the heels of VPLS’s recent announcement of a fundraising round, ensuring the company’s future expansion.

Free Data Center Request for Proposal Template Offered by LOGIX

LOGIX Fiber Networks, one of Texas’ biggest independent fiber network operators, is making its Data Center Request for Proposal (RFP) Template available for free.

Sabey Data Centers Announces New 72MW Facility in Austin Tech Hub

Sabey Data Centers, a major U.S. based global provider of data center colocation services, has unveiled the specifics of its new data center campus in Round Rock, Texas.

Digital 9 Acquires 6MW Volta Data Center in London for £45M

 Digital 9 Infrastructure (D9), a London Stock Exchange-listed investment trust investing in digital infrastructure, has acquired Volta Data Centres for £45 million. Volta owns and operates a 6MW colocation data center based in central London, UK.

Equinix’s MainOne Opens New African Data Center in Nigeria

Following on the heels of Equinix’s acquisition of the company, MainOne has opened a new data center in Lagos, Nigeria. Lagos has the potential to become Africa’s digital infrastructure powerhouse, according to Equinix.