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.

NTT Opens Its First Data Center in Spain, in Madrid

NTT, a global ICT provider employing more than 50,000 people across 57 countries, is expanding its footprint in Europe by building its first data center in Spain, in Madrid.

MOD Mission Critical Achieves AWS Direct Status

MOD Mission Critical (MOD), a worldwide infrastructure platform as a service provider, has become an AWS Direct Connect Service Delivery Partner.

Rising Energy Prices Could Hurt Colocation Providers’ Profits, Says FTI

FTI Consulting has released a paper that examines the causes of current high energy prices and its impact on data center operators and providers of colocation services.

DC BLOX Buys Network Assets from Light Source and Ascendant Capital Fiber

U.S. Southeast colocation data center operator DC BLOX has acquired the fiber assets of Light Source Communications and Ascendant Capital Fiber in the Southeast. This includes a unique dark fiber network connecting South Carolina and Georgia that is currently in development.

DataBank Acquires Plot in Atlanta for New Data Center Campus

DataBank, a supplier of colocation, interconnection, and managed services, has bought 18 acres of property in suburban Atlanta and an existing data center building at 200 Selig Drive.

Cyxtera Starts Offering Colocation and Bare Metal in India via Sify

Cyxtera (NASDAQ: CYXT), a global provider of data center colocation and interconnection services, has announced a strategic agreement with Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: SIFY), one of India’s top digital ICT solution providers, to offer colocation services in India.

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.