While colocation may seem straightforward there are a lot of nuances that most people overlook. Checkout our Guide for colocation in Boston to help you make the right decision.
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.
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Digital Realty Trust
Digital Realty operates mission critical facilities globally. Their acquisition of Telx expanded their already large footprint. In Boston, 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 Boston. 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.
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.
Tierpoint has established a solid foothold in the colocation space through organic and acquisition of many competing data centers.
Our take. Enterprise grade colocation but one of a few that have the ability to do complex managed hosting, Cloud and Disaster Recovery as a Service. They allow businesses to outsource their facilities needs as well as other IT services for firms that don't have resources in house to do so. While we don't see in house IT staffs outsourcing everything in one shot, we can see the convenience of adding managed backups or disaster recovery as a service.
Now that you know the colocation landscape in Boston 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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