While colocation may seem straightforward there are a lot of nuances that most people overlook. Checkout our Guide for colocation in Atlanta to help you make the right decision.
Digital Realty Trust
Digital Realty operates mission critical facilities globally. Their acquisition of Telx expanded their already large footprint. In Atlanta, 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.
Equinix has 5 locations in Atlanta. 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. No client, partner or investor can say you took the lesser alternative when it comes to colocation here.
The Locations are:
AT1 - 180 Peachtree St, NW, Floor 2 & 6, Atlanta, GA 30303
AT2/3 - 56 Marietta St, NW Floor 5 & 6, Atlanta, GA 30303
AT4 - 450 Interstate North Pkwy, Atlanta, GA 30339
AT5 - 2836 Peterson Place, NW, Norcross, GA 30071
Internap offers colocation with amazing inter-carrier connectivity and OpenStack based Cloud Computing.
Our take. 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.
INAP - 250 Williams St, Atlanta, GA 30303
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.
ViaWest has recently merged with Peak10 after also acquiring iNetU. They offer colocation, HIPAA compliant cloud and a full suite of managed services.
Our Take: The ViaWest product suite is well rounded and robust due to some strategic acquisitions. ViaWest has long held excellent datacenter properties in top markets. Peak10 offered robust facilities in smaller US markets while iNetU offered mission critical public and private cloud services with a specialization around HIPAA compliance.
Pk1 - 2775 Northwoods Parkway NW, Norcross, GA 30071
Pk2 - 12655 Edison Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30005
Now that you know the colocation landscape in Atlanta you can make sure you get the best pricing and terms by using our colocation buyers guide. It's a comprehensive 25 page document that is free to download and it will help you avoid some of the pitfalls of purchasing colocation services.
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