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.

AT&T Closes $1.1 Billion Sale of Its Data Center Colocation Operations and Assets

Telecommunications company AT&T has completed the sale of its data center colocation operations and assets to Brookfield Infrastructure and its institutional partners. Under the terms of the deal, AT&T has received $1.1 billion, which will support the company's goal of reducing its net-debt-to-EBITDA-ratio to the 2.5x range by the end of 2019.

Data Center Colocation Market Will Reach $105 Billion by 2026, According to Zion Market...

The global data center colocation market was valued at approximately USD 31 billion in 2017 and is expected to generate revenue of around USD 105 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of around 14.2% between 2018 and 2026, according to a new report published by Zion Market Research.

Zayo to Expand East Coast Presence, Adds Data Center in Piscataway, New Jersey

Zayo Group, a global bandwidth connectivity, colocation and cloud infrastructure provider, has announced plans to expand its East Coast data center presence with a new data center in Piscataway, New Jersey. The new carrier-neutral colocation facility will add more than 47,000 total square feet and up to 5 megawatts (MW) of critical power, addressing “strong demand for colocation in the tri-state area.

Cologix Acquires Montreal, Canada-based Data Center Company COLO-D

Data center colocation and interconnection provider Cologix has acquired COLO-D, a company adding 50MW of “hyperscale” data center capacity to Cologix’s existing Montreal footprint which now spans seven data centers throughout the region.

Global IT Services Provider phoenixNAP Expands Carrier Connectivity Options

Global IaaS, cloud, and data center services provider phoenixNAP recently expanded connectivity options for its clients by adding a new carrier to its flagship data center in Phoenix. With Alluvion Communications, a premier provider of network solutions, phoenixNAP’s carrier-neutral data center Meet-Me-Room counts over 35 network, telecom, and bandwidth carriers, including AWS Direct Connect.

euNetworks Starts Delivering Bandwidth Services at Kao Data’s London Area Colocation Facility

Kao Data has started announced its cooperation agreement with Western European bandwidth infrastructure provider, euNetworks. This would enable the delivery of high-density fiber and duct to the Kao Data, Harlow based data center campus north of London.

Equinix Invests $20 Million in 1st Phase of New Helsinki, Finland Data Center

Global data center colocation and interconnection company, Equinix, will build a new data center in Helsinki, Finland. This data center, called HE7, will provide interconnection and colocation to businesses to support their IT transformation initiatives.

GIGA Data Centers Expands Sales Management Team

Atlanta, GA-based data center services company, GIGA Data Centers, providing a guaranteed PUE of 1.15 and up to 50kW per colocation rack-cabinet, has announced multiple new hires to its sales management team.

ROOT Data Center Adds Megaport in Montréal to Enhance Cloud Connectivity

ROOT Data Center has added Network-as-a-Service provider Megaport to its pallet of network providers in its Montréal facilities. Through Megaport’s services, ROOT customers can rapidly deploy hybrid and multi-cloud architectures with connections to major CSPs such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, IBM Cloud, Google Cloud Platform, Oracle Cloud, Alibaba Cloud, and Salesforce.

Limestone Networks Extends US Bare-Metal Footprint to Los Angeles

Dallas-based bare-metal, cloud, and colocation service provider, Limestone Networks, has extended its data center footprint to Los Angeles. Their new LAX1 data center expands Limestone Networks’ network footprint beyond its established hubs in Dallas, Texas, and Salt Lake City, Utah.

EdgeConneX Expands in Europe, Acquires Linxdatacenter in Poland

EdgeConneX, a company specializing in global data center solutions at the edge of the network, has acquired Linxdatacenter’s facility in Warsaw, Poland. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Linxdatacenter is a global provider of “high-end” colocation, cloud and connectivity solutions for businesses.

CyrusOne Buys Land In Amsterdam Area to Develop 270MW Data Center Campus

CyrusOne, a real estate investment trust specializing in carrier-neutral colocation data center properties, with currently more than 45 data centers under management worldwide, has entered into an agreement with Agriport A7 to develop a hyperscale data center campus approximately 40km north of central Amsterdam.

Rackspace Adds Zerto’s Disaster Recovery as a Service to Its Portfolio

By leveraging Zerto’s industry-leading disaster recovery (DR) software, Rackspace will provide managed services for all aspects of disaster recovery planning, testing and management with custom recovery service level agreements (SLAs).

Colocation Provider Element Critical Appoints VP of Channels and Alliances

Element Critical, a U.S. colocation data center owner/operator formerly know as CentralColo, has announced the appointment of Jean-Marc Porson as Vice President, Channels and Alliances.