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.

GIGA Data Centers’ NC Facility Achieves OCP Ready Status

The Open Compute Project (OCP) Foundation has granted GIGA Data Centers’ Mooresville, NC, data center the OCP-Ready status. An OCP Ready site complies with all site requirements for a colocation service provider to be able to serve OCP customers and their hardware in its facilities.

DataGryd and maincubes Align to Provide Bi-Continental Data Center Solutions

New York City based data center provider DataGryd and European data center provider maincubes announce a partnership to provide cross-Atlantic data center capabilities. The collaboration would offer customers of both data center operations “a broadened geographic coverage featuring flexibility, low-cost connectivity options, 100% SLAs and more.”

Synergy Research: Top-20 Metros Generate 56% of Global Retail Colocation Revenues

New data from Synergy Research Group shows that just 20 metro areas account for 56% of worldwide retail colocation revenues. Ranked by revenue generated in Q1 2019, the top five metros include Tokyo, New York, London, Washington and Shanghai, which in aggregate account for 25% of the global retail colocation market.

Atlanta, Georgia-based Giga Data Centers Expands Executive Team

Giga Data Centers has expanded its executive team to include David Shepard as Chief Revenue Officer. Prior to joining Giga Data Centers, Mr. Shepard served as the Executive Vice President and General Manager for Baselayer, a manufacturer of modular data center solutions.

Colocation America Starts Offering Managed IT Services to Its Customers

Colocation hosting provider Colocation America, a company delivering its services throughout the US since 2000, partners with NTG - a North Texas-based IT consultancy and service provider (ITSP & MSP) - to start offering extended Managed IT Services beyond the confines of the data center. Achieves EU Code Of Conduct Participant Status Promoting Energy Efficient Practices

Amsterdam-based colocation company, a carrier-neutral provider of colocation services ‘on demand,’ has been approved for the EU Code of Conduct for Energy Efficiency in Data Centers.

Linxdatacenter Achieves Lenovo Gold Partner Status

International data center provider Linxdatacenter, an expert in colocation, cloud and connectivity solutions, has achieved Gold level partner status with Lenovo. This designation recognizes Linxdatacenter’s capabilities in building IT solutions based on Lenovo’s technologies.

Flexential Announces 70,000 Sq. Ft. Data Center Expansion in Atlanta

Colocation provider Flexential has completed a 70,000-square-foot expansion to its Alpharetta, Atlanta colocation facility. The expansion brings Flexential’s United States data center footprint to 3.1 million square feet.

Switch Datacenter Group Sells Amsterdam AMS1 Data Center to Equinix for €30M

Switch Datacenter Group has announced the transfer of its AMS1 colocation data center and operations to Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) - in an all-cash transaction for €30 million ($34 million).

Car Manufacturer Daimler Selects Colocation Services maincubes and Telehouse

maincubes together with international data center operator Telehouse have been selected by car manufacturer Daimler to house Daimler’s new digital infrastructure and platforms, according to Jörg Sommer, Director Data Center and Digital Workplace, Daimler AG.

First Phase of NTT’s e-shelter Data Center Campus in Amsterdam Almost Sold Out joined the opening ceremony of NTT’s first colocation data center in the Netherlands through its colocation services subsidiary e-shelter. In this video interview with, e-shelter CEO Rupprecht Rittweger explains that the total investment amount in this large-scale Amsterdam data center campus is even way higher than the 100 million euros as disclosed until now.

Taboola Expands Its Colocation Presence with INAP in Los Angeles

Taboola, a company that was founded in 2007 with an estimated $1 billion in revenue last year, has expanded its colocation presence with listed hosting provider INAP in their flagship data center in Los Angeles.

Hosting Provider phoenixNAP Expands Global Data Center Footprint

phoenixNAP, global IaaS provider delivering dedicated servers, cloud, colocation and hybrid IT solutions, has added three new locations to its global data center network.

Colocation Northwest and maincubes Announce Transatlantic Data Center Partnership

U.S. data center operator Colocation Northwest and European data center operator maincubes today announced their transatlantic colocation partnership to complement each other’s data center footprints on both sides of the Atlantic.