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.

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.

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.