The Definitive Guide To Atlanta Colocation

We’ve been finding data centers for our clients since 2007. whether is was a spreadsheet, a sheet of paper or even our homegrown filemaker database, we made sure everything we learned ended up in our new database. we track data centers globally and can tell you about data centers that don’t show up in most online databases. the list below contains the more enterprise data centers but if you’d like something else, talk to us or fill out the form below.

 

Cyxtera

Cyxtera has a powerful mix of pure colocation and cloud services that are SSAE18 SOC 1 and 2 compliant. They are well connected to global networks and their cloud offering is built using Nutanix with a very comprehensive single pane management console. We’ve been able to demo this console our selves and we are quite impressed with it.

375 Riverside Pkway, Suite 150, Lithia Springs, GA 30122

Cogent

Yes, you know them for having great priced internet bandwidth but they also have data centers. Colocating with Cogent gives you access to their global backbone and access to local on-net buildings which can make for some excellent synergies for offsite backups and database replication between a corporate office and your colocated hardware.

55 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Colo ATL (American Tower)

Colo ATL offers colocation and interconnection services in a carrier neutral facility.

Their facility is fully SSAE 18 certified and they offer a unique cross connect solution between clients inside the facility as they don’t charge a monthly fee for it. They offer access to many networks which are too numerous to list in this brief writeup.

55 Marietta St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303 (Suites 570 & 800)

Databank

While you may have never heard of them, they offer services that are mission critical, massively redundant and secure. They appear to spare no expense when it comes to redundancy, certifications, staffing, security and processes. They specialize in purchasing existing (highly) secure sites and transforming them into very hardened data centers for Enterprise users.

760 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 3008

EdgeConnex

Known for giving you access to the Edge of the internet and close to where your clients live they solve many network issues for our clients. They’ve created an interesting ecosystem of building near residential and internet edges for delivery of your data to end users with great speeds. While doing this, they’ve taken no shortcuts in their redundancy, certifications and ability to go ultra high density in their spaces. 

1003 Donnelly Ave SW, Atlanta, GA 30310

Green House Data

Greenhouse uses 100% wind power to deliver Cloud and Colocation solutions to their clients. They have an enterprise grade cloud solution built on VMWare. They are HIPAA compliant and offer 3 locations for colocation across the country. Their website is one of the easiest to navigate which allows you to quickly understand what your options are.

180 Peachtree St, 6th floor, Atlanta, GA 30303

InterNAP

Internap has long been known for their interconnections between multiple networks and colocation. While they are not very well known as a cloud provider, they do offer an interesting OpenStack and Bare Metal service that are quite robust. Internap offers colocation with amazing inter-carrier connectivity and OpenStack based Cloud Computing. 

250 Williams Street, Atlanta, GA 30303

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.

Excellent 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.

1130 Powers Ferry Pl, Marietta, GA 30067

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.

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.

1033 Jefferson St Atlanta GA 30319
300 Satellite Blvd Suwanee GA 30024

Sungard AS

Sungard specializes in Availability services. From managing your mainframes to managing cloud instances hosted in AWS to colocation Sungard is a full services provider. They have been a long time provider of Disaster recovery services such as Disaster Recover as a Service, Business Continuity Management, Cloud Based Recovery and Recovery Management.

1055 Spring St NW Atlanta GA 30309
11620 Great Oaks Way Alpharetta GA 30022

Digital Service Consultants

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743 Church Street Buford GA 30518

Fogo Data Centers

Fogo has gone to market with a highly redundant and very secure facility. They pride themselves on their Carrollton location which is a stand alone facility that is completely fences and secured with man traps, key card access and 24/7 manned security.

340 Tom Reeve Drive, Carrollton, GA 30117
56 Marietta St, Atlanta, GA 30303

Colo@

Colo@ operates 2 facilities in Atlanta which are fully redundant and SSAE-16 Type II certified. They offer bandwidth from several top tier networks and aren’t afraid to sell smaller cabinet increments like a single U if you need it. We liked the transparency on their website including a built in speed test to ensure your app fits in well there. Check them out at the addresses below.

34 Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA 30303
55 Marietta St, Atlanta, GA 30303

Digital Realty

You get much value for your IT spend with DRT. They offer flexibility in their power density which allows you to save money if you aren’t cramming multiple blade chassis into your rack. Although you can cram a bunch of blade chassis into your rack if you want to. They feature excellent interconnection options and they have extremely robust infrastructure.

56 Marietta St, Atlanta, GA 30303
250 Williams St, Atlanta, GA 30303
375 Riverside Pkway, Lithia Springs, GA 30122

Equinix

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. No client, partner or investor can say you took a short cut when it choosing Equinix. You can do some interesting multi campus connections between the facilities since they are interconnected. Businesses that require interconnections between various networks rely on Equinix to give them solid access. Major public cloud providers also are available through direct connections.

56 Marietta St NW, 5th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30305
56 Marietta St NW 5th & 6th Floors, Atlanta, GA 30305
180 Peachtree, 2nd & 6th Floor, Atlanta, GA 30303
450 Interstate North Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30339
2836 Peterson Place NW, Norcross, GA 30071

Flexential

Flexential is the culmination of ViaWest, Peak10 and iNetU. Each of these providers brings their own strength into this combined company.

colocation and cloud offerings check the boxes in many areas of compliance including SSAE 16 soc 1 and soc 2 as well as other critical external audits like HIPAA.

12655 Edison Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30005
2775 Northwoods Pkwy NW, Norcross, GA 30071

H5

H5 specializes in turnkey, custom built shells for larger firms that are seeking wholesale colocation. Their Seattle facility is an exception as it also offers retail colocation options including private cabinets, cages, storage and office space.
It ticks all the options for robust specifications and certifications and is well connected to popular networks such as AT&T, CenturyLink, Cogent and Level 3.

345 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308

Century Link Level 3

Both locations are relatively easy to get to using Max in Enterprise grade colocation and mission critical in all aspects. May not be a perfect fit for nimble and fast paced Portland startups due to their size and processes. 


953 Donnelly Ave SW Atlanta GA 30310
874 Dekalb Avenue Atlanta GA 30307
6855 Cresecent Drive Atlanta GA 30340
345 Courtland St NW Atlanta GA 30308
180 Peacetree St, NW 3/4 floors Atlanta GA 30303
2 Ravinia Drive, Atlanta, GA, 30346

Virtual Citadel

Virtual Citadel offers enterprise grade colocation but they don’t mind accommodating your growth as they offer 1/4, 1/2 and full cabinets at very competitive rates.

They were one of the most transparent firms we’ve included in our guide as they post their pricing and potential discounts right on their website.

2380 Godby Road, Atlanta, GA 30349

DC Blox

While not a huge facility, they appear to check many of the boxes needed for mission critical performance. They are carrier neutral and have solid redundancy throughout their building.

They are close to Hartsfield Jackson Int’l airport and appear to have interesting lit building access via their multitude of network providers in their facility.

6 W Druid Hills Drive NE Brookhaven GA 30329

DataSite

DataSite has excellent certifications and audits to put their facility into that mission critical category. They offer SSAE 16 type II, PCI, HIPAA and NIST compliance. They allow custom configurations that allow for metered power and a choice of N+1 or 2N redundancy if needed.

1130 Powers Ferry Pl Marietta GA 30067

 

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