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.

Zayo Significantly Expanding Its Metro Fiber Networks in Europe

Zayo Group, a global fiber and bandwidth connectivity, colocation as well as cloud infrastructure provider owning a 128,900-mile network in North America and Europe, has announced strategic expansions in London, Paris, Dublin and Amsterdam addressing growing demand for bandwidth.

Second ‘Renewable’ Data Center for Equinix in Bulgaria

Global colocation data center company and interconnection provider Equinix has planned to open its second Bulgarian International Business Exchange (IBX) data center in Q1 2019. The $19 million data center in Bulgaria’s capital Sofia will provide approximately 350 data center cabinets in the first phase.

Interconnect Miami Data Centers Adds Connectivity-as-a-Service Platform PacketFabric To Its Portfolio

Interconnect Miami Data Centers (IMDC), a carrier hotel in South Florida providing colocation and connectivity services between the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean, has added connectivity-as-a-service platform PacketFabric to its network portfolio.

Flexential Completes $32M Portland Data Center Expansion, Adds 115,000 Sq. Ft.

Hybrid IT data center solutions provider Flexential, formerly known as Peak 10 + ViaWest, has completed a $32 million expansion of its data center at 5737 NE Huffman Street outside of Portland, Oregon.

Belgian LCL Data Centers Expands Its Facility in Antwerp, Invests 600,000 Euros

LCL, a Belgian data center owner/operator offering its colocation services from three data centers in Belgium - in Diegem, Antwerp and Aalst, has invested 600,000 euros to build its new 200m² data room in Antwerp as an extension of its two existing data halls.

Dutch Colocation Company The Datacenter Group Acquires Two Data Centers From Rabo Fund

The Datacenter Group (TDCG), a carrier- and cloud neutral colocation provider from the Netherlands, has acquired the two data centers of the Rabo Bouwfonds Communication Infrastructure Fund. TDCG now owns more than 20,000 m2 of server space and a data center capacity of 30 Megawatt in the cities of Amsterdam, Delft, Utrecht and Rotterdam.

Cloud Storage Provider Zadara Announces $25M Investment Round for Global Expansion

Zadara has signed a $25 million funding round led by IGP Capital with participation from existing investors.

German Data Center Operator maincubes Announces Opening of Amsterdam AMS01 Data Center

The official opening of the maincubes AMS01 Data Center in Amsterdam will take place on 20 September 2018. During the opening maincubes will informally show the maincubes AMS01 data center to all interested persons and companies, while explaining maincubes’ philosophy and introducing the maincubes management team.

CoreSite To Expand Its Reston, Virginia Data Center Campus

CoreSite Realty Corporation (NYSE:COR), a company with 450+ dedicated employees and one of its data center campuses located in Reston, Virginia, has planned to add 289,000 net rentable square feet of colocation space (50 megawatts of data center capacity) to its Reston data center campus.

Zayo Adds Unique Fiber Network Routes Between Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson, El...

Zayo has completed its long haul dark fiber route between Los Angeles and Dallas. The new long haul dark fiber route complements Zayo’s existing long haul network, enabling diverse connectivity between major West Coast data center markets to Dallas.

New Continuum Data Centers Joins Open19 Foundation

Colocation provider New Continuum Data Centers has joined the Open19 Foundation. Open19 Foundation is a non-profit organization, somewhat comparable to like Open Compute Project (OCP), founded in 2017 by Flex, GE Digital, HP Enterprise, LinkedIn and Vapor IO.

Top-10 Most Interesting Colocation Data Center Acquisitions of 2018 So Far – #HJPICKS

This week we’re providing you with a list of news items on the latest mergers and acquisitions within the global colocation data center market.

ROOT Data Center Announces Plans to Build Third Data Center in Montréal

ROOT Data Center has announced plans to build a third data center to become part of its MTL-R1 La Salle campus in Montréal. MTL-R1B is a greenfield data center development that will create an additional 10MW of power capacity, allowing ROOT Data Center to meet the growing demands of new and existing customers.

Iron Mountain Selects Google Cloud as its Preferred Cloud Provider for AI and Machine...

Iron Mountain has signed a partnership with Google Cloud - to develop new AI-powered SaaS solutions on GCP. Through this partnership, Iron Mountain plans to help organizations analyze their vast physical and digital information and data repositories, to unlock insights, improve decision making and create new revenue streams.