The Definitive Guide To Ashburn Colocation

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CoreSite

CoreSite builds mission critical facilities which they offer for very competitive rates with good interconnectivity and many certifications. 

Our take. They excel at colocation and interconnectivity. Even with their robust build costs they don't appear to charge a premium for their space. CoreSite doesn't offer managed services directly. 

CS1 - 12098 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA 20191
CS2 - 12100 Sunrise Valley Dr, Reston, VA 20191

Equinix

Equinix is most known for its amazing carrier connections and peering inside the data center. Businesses that require massive interconnections between various networks rely on Equinix to give them solid access. Major public cloud providers also are available through direction connections.

Our take. You are buying some of the best interconnected and mission critical colocation on the planet. They will certainly not be the cheapest of prices but you will get a solid value. 

The Locations are:

21830 UUnet Dr, Ashburn, VA 20147
460 Springpark Pl, Herndon, VA 20170
7400 Infantry Ridge Rd, Manassas, VA 20109
21711 Filigree Ct, Bldg C, Ashburn, VA 20147
21551 Beaumeade Cir, Ashburn, VA 20147
44470 Chilum Pl, Bldg 1, Ashburn, VA 20147

PhoenixNAP

PhoenixNap offers a robust colocation offering along with hardware leasing, managed network services and cloud backup / DR services that include Veeam. In our work with PhoenixNap we've found them highly responsive and competitive in their pricing. 

Our Take. A very strong data center provider with good access to other networks. Their managed DR and continuity offerings through Veeam are intriguing and should be examined for those seeking a DR solution. 

21635 Red Rum Dr, Ste 100, Ashburn, VA 20147

RagingWire

RagingWire has a LEED Gold facility in Ashburn that offers a robust facility from security, network and certifications. 

Our Take. We find RagingWire excels for larger colocation deployments that are larger than a few cabinets. Their facility shows well in all regards and their support and sales teams we find to be highly responsive. 

44664 Guilford Dr, Ashburn, VA 20147

Digital Realty Trust

Digital Realty operates mission critical facilities globally. Their acquisition of Telx expanded their already large footprint. In Ashburn, they have 3 facilities which gives you plenty of choice. 

Our take. You get much value for your IT spend with DRT. They offer flexibility in their power density which allows firms to save some money if they don't need high density computing environments. They feature excellent interconnection options and they have extremely robust power, network and support. 

DRT1 - 1807 Michael Faraday Ct, Reston, VA 20190
DRT2 - 43940 Digital Loudoun Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147
DRT3 - 44060 Digital Loudoun Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147
DRT4 - 8100 Boone Blvd, Vienna, VA 22182

Flexential

Flexential is the renamed entity of ViaWest recently merged with Peak10 . They offer colocation, HIPAA compliant cloud and a full suite of managed services. 

Our Take: The Flexential product suite is broad but with solid execution due to some strategic acquisitions. Flexential has long held excellent datacenter properties in top markets. Peak10 offered robust facilities in smaller US markets while ViaWest offered mission critical public and private cloud services with a specialization around HIPAA compliance. 

21721 Filigree Court Ashburn VA 20147

QTS 

QTS is known for their mission critical and large facilities. They offer colocation and a full suite of managed services that include cloud, disaster recover and traditional managed hosting services.

Our Take: We've worked with QTS in the past and the clients we've helped choose QTS don't regret it. Having the full suite of services also means that you can get out of the self managing business and have someone else completely take over their environment. Their past acquisition of Carpathia hosting gave them even more management capabilities than before. 

1506 Moran Road, Dulles, VA 20166
21701 Filigree Ct., Bldg. D, Ashburn, VA 20147

Zayo

Zayo has quickly grown their business with organic and acquisition growth. They have colocation in 30 markets globally and are well connected to the best networks. 

Our Take: Zayo not only offers mission critical colocation but they offer a robust portfolio of cloud and connectivity services. From cloud infrastructure to disaster service as a service they have it all under one roof. 

21635 Red Rum Dr, Ste 100, Ashburn, VA 20147

 

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