Colocation

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.

“Our Data Centers Must Be Highly Energy-Efficient, But Above All Reliable”

This month, maincubes has announced its plans for the development of a new large-scale colocation data center in Frankfurt, maincubes FRA02.

Dutch Colocation Provider Dataplace Acquires Datacenter Nedzone

Dataplace, a colocation provider from the Netherlands, has acquired Datacenter Nedzone – a data center services provider in the south of the Netherlands. The acquisition brings Dataplace’s facilities across the Netherlands to six in total.

Colocation Company Flexential Expands to Latin America with Seaborn Networks

Flexential, a large provider of data center colocation and hybrid IT solutions, is expanding its FlexAnywhere offering. It now provides their customers direct access to Seaborn Networks’ transoceanic platform.

Datacenter.com Completes Phase 2 of its Amsterdam Data Center

Carrier-neutral data center operator Datacenter.com has completed phase 2 of its Amsterdam AMS1 data center. The colocation company claims its data center expansion was necessary due to strong demand from domestic and international enterprise and cloud computing customers.

Digital Realty Buys Interxion for $8.4 Billion

Digital Realty has acquired the Netherlands-based European data center colocation company Interxion. The transaction values Interxion at approximately $93.48 per ordinary share or approximately $8.4 billion of total enterprise value.

maincubes Expands European Presence With New Carbon-Neutral Data Center in Frankfurt

Datacenter developer/operator maincubes is expanding its European network of highly redundant data centers. In addition to its current data centers in Amsterdam and Frankfurt, the data center operator has planned a new data center in the Frankfurt Rhine-Main area, maincubes FRA02

Colo Solutions Completes SOC 1, HIPAA, and PCI Compliance

Colo Solutions has announced successful completion of their 2019 SOC 1 Type 2 examination, HIPAA Security Compliance assessment, and PCI DSS assessment.

Maxihost Deploys Bare Metal Cloud at CoreSite’s Los Angeles Data Center

Global on-demand bare metal cloud and network services provider, Maxihost, has deployed its “advanced” bare metal cloud platform and “high-performance” DDoS protected network at CoreSite’s One Wilshire campus in Los Angeles.

Stack Infrastructure Buys New Albany, Ohio Data Center

Stack Infrastructure has acquired a data center campus in Albany, Ohio - a new market for the wholesale colocation provider. The acquired campus houses a purpose-built, Tier III data center and offers 17 acres for future data center development.

Data Center Developer/Operator ServerFarm Acquires 5NINES

After announcing the completion of a $200 million credit facility led by TD Securities, ServerFarm has completed the acquisition of 5NINES Global Holdings. The data center developer and operator will integrate the organization's employees, customers, subsidiaries, operations and assets into the company’s global business.

Formation of Greater than $1.0 Billion European Data Center Joint Venture Completed

Equinix and GIC announced in July it would form a $1.0 billion European data center joint venture - to develop and operate ‘xScale data centers’ in Europe. Now the formation of this joint venture has been completed.

Equinix Acquires Data Centers in Mexico for $175 Million

Global colocation and interconnection provider Equinix has acquired three data centers from Axtel (BMV: AXTELCPO) in Mexico.

DataBank Closes Acquisition Data Center Services Provider LightBound

Data center services company DataBank, headquartered in Dallas, has closed its acquisition of Indianapolis-based colocation, Internet, voice, network and cloud services provider, LightBound.

maincubes One of the Few Independent Data Center Operators Left in Amsterdam

Earlier this month, we saw global hostingprovider Leaseweb selecting maincubes’ Amsterdam AMS01 facility to further expand its data center presence in the Amsterdam area. Arno Witvliet, managing director of Leaseweb’s Netherlands operations, referred to maincubes as “one of the few independent European colocation data center operators still left in the Amsterdam area.” Actually, he’s quite right.
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