Colocation continues to be a dependable, solid solution to have in your portfolio. Need for these services are growing with the acceleration of digital transformation and with more and more businesses turning to hybrid IT and cloud-based services. Remote-work models are here to stay, and colocation allows IT staff to perform data center duties offsite. Additionally, businesses might turn to colocation to help with security both physical and for remote employees filtered traffic to a centralized, secure location with managed firewalls and proper access controls in place. Get TBI’s sell sheet on colocation to learn more benefits to your customers.
When it comes to colocation solutions, it’s important to present the right provider based on your customer’s needs. Cloud Infrastructure Architect and Tech Guru, Jim Demetrius, helped created a shortlist of top providers in the colo space and their offerings. You should lean on his expertise and the rest of the Tech Gurus team – they are a technical resource available to you as a TBI partner and can be brought into opportunities to help close the sale. Learn more and schedule time here.
With 54 datacenters in US and Europe, Cogent offers full (39U) rack in most of their locations (some other providers offer a half or a third). The rack includes a cross connect to Cogent bandwidth at no extra cost and competitive pricing on 20- or 30-amp circuits.
Colt DCS offers rack-based solutions in global data centers– ideal for customers moving to hybrid cloud, needing access to large public cloud providers, entering a new market or looking to offload risk by having their data center ran for them. Support high and low-density, cabinet security, connectivity, remote hands, and more. Services can be deployed in days and offer scalable pay-per-use plans.
Cologix has a North American colocation ecosystem including 30+ data centers across 10 markets, offering choice and flexibility to meet challenging enterprise technical, business, and commercial objectives. Along with remote hands, space options (cabinets, cages, private pods, or full suite), power and cooling, Cologix Command is an industry-leading data center infrastructure management solution for better visibility into data center operations.
With data center locations in the US, CoreSite enables customers to experience cost savings and performance benefits of cloud interconnection solutions from leading cloud providers like Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Alibaba Cloud, Oracle and IBM on-site. Remote hand services can also be deployed to handle rebooting, rack and stack and more.
CyrusOne uses Massively Modular to deliver data halls within 12-16 weeks and making sure space is available. Customers can choose the level of power redundancy needed for their applications (2N, N, or both) and can be tailored to the rack level. Contract flexibility allows for more power and space to be purchased as needed, the freedom to choose MSPs and a choice of dedicated or shared space.
Cyxtera manages all wiring from cage to network room, with structured cabling built into delivery, reducing deployment time. From two to eight kilowatts of power, secure cabinets can be tailored and provisioned on-demand through CXD, enabling hybrid architecture and connectivity between Bare Metal and Public Clouds. Remote hands available for server reboots, rack and stack, OS loads, tape back-ups and more.
The largest colocation provider in the US and with a global reach, DataBank focuses on the channel experience and being channel neutral. Your customer can deploy a single rack or a 10,000 sq. ft. private suite in DataBank’s state of the art facilities. They offer dense, carrier-neutral network access capable of delivering 100% uptime made possible with 2N power configurations in select data centers, on-site UPS and generators, and flexible configurations ranging from 110V/20 AMP to 208V/30 AMP. DataBank uses VMware-based virtualization of private or semi-private blade servers and storage.
Digital Realty offers carrier neutral data centers, housing other data center providers. Benefit from a global footprint, with 275 data centers in 21 countries across six continents, to deploy at any scale—one cabinet to multiple MW—with optimal proximity to carriers, networks and cloud service providers. Partial owner of Megaport, Digital Realty’s “SX Fabric” is built on Megaport.
Platform Equinix™ offers high-performance reach, a wide array of lit buildings and a dynamic global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 companies – each adding new connections on the platform. Customers get direct and secure access to leading enterprises and service providers in strategic destinations through a network of 220+ interconnected data centers with 99.9999% uptime.
Flexential’s strategically positioned nationwide footprint drives faster more reliable network and cloud access from 40 interconnected tier 3 and 4 data centers in 20 domestic markets Leveraging 175-megawatt critical load UPS capacity over 3 million square feet on a 100 GB nationwide backbone. Access crucial connections and carriers with multi-tenant, private and public cloud with on ramps to all major hyperscale providers. International markets can be accessed with the fastest and newest subsea cables.
INAP has 46 Tier 3-design data centers in 20 global markets and offers 20kW+ per cabinet. Their patented, unparalleled Performance IP® solution reduces latency and packet loss and Interchange, a spending portability program only available through INAP, allows your customers to swap out colocation investment dollar for dollar for an INAP Bare Metal, INAP Private Cloud, or even a different INAP Colocation facility. INAP Connectivity Solutions have 102 PoPs to securely build an on-ramp to the cloud and interconnect within key markets and between data centers.
With datacenters in Phoenix, Ashburn, Atlanta, Amsterdam, Belgrade Serbia, and Singapore, PhoenixNAP partners with Equinix globally. Along with being very fast to implement, there are no cross connect fees, only setup and a month fee if using AWS. Manage Office365 and Veeam are also available at competitive pricing.
Secure, resilient hybrid colocation from QTS features flexible software-deﬁned control, real-time analytics and visibility, and access to public and private clouds as needed. Their solutions integrate with the largest public clouds via SDN-enabled connectivity. Customers can choose one cabinet to multiple megawatts with the ability to scale with high density options. QTS has 22 data centers across the US as well as two in the Netherlands.
Telesystem is uniquely equipped to offer businesses colocation space in increments as small as 1 Rack Unit, covering the smallest business need. With 24/7/365 event monitoring, fully redundant power supplies and connectivity, Telesystem’s geographically redundant data centers stand up to the worst of conditions – providing security and stability that go beyond on-premise solutions.
TeraGo’s data centers provide space and power for colocation needs throughout Canada. The Tier III data centers in Toronto and Kelowna host VMware Cloud Verified infrastructure with both shared and dedicated environments. TeraGo’s hybrid cloud solutions connect to hyperscalers like AWS and Azure to scale application performance, or to enable backup and disaster recovery.
Operating over 40 data centers in 20 markets across the country, Tierpoint is a managed host and colocation provider. They can co private, multiple cloud offerings with security, backup and 2 SOCs and 2 NOCs. Help customers transition to hyperscale and public cloud providers AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform and more.
Strategically located in the Midwest and one of the most trusted data center providers in the region, US Signal offers half and full cabinets as well as private cages depending on your customer’s space requirements. They also provide flexible contracting, flexible cage sizing and a variety of power options.
Verizon data centers are engineered for performance, uptime and efficiency. Offering flexible space options and more capacity whenever your customer needs it, Verizon offers diverse networks with options for carrier connectivity. Services include built-in redundancy, backup and disaster recovery. With facilities located across the global, your customers can grow their business to reach new markets.
Offering a carrier-neutral colocation marketplace, vXchnge gives your customers easy access to leading cloud service providers. Their award-winning in\site platform is available at no extra cost and gives your customers unprecedented visibility into colocation deployment. In addition to power and bandwidth infrastructure monitoring, you can view hardware assets in real-time, create and track IT support tickets, monitor your colo spend, and manage your data center access lists. The in\site Mobile app lets your customers manage assets on the go.
WOW! provides carrier-neutral environment with customers choosing network access and low-latency private Layer 3 VPN rings among and between geographically diverse data centers and other fiber rich metro markets. With highly configurable solutions, WOW! offers private cages in 10’x10’ and custom sizes, private locked, or shared cabinets with security escort and diverse UPS A&B circuits, 120 volt x 20 or 30 amps, 208 volt x 20 or 30 amps, or custom power arrangements.
To learn more about colocation services and providers, contact your TBI Channel Manager.
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