While colocation may seem straightforward there are a lot of nuances that most people overlook. Checkout our Guide for colocation in Portland to help you make the right decision.
Atmosera Data Center
Located ~10 miles from downtown, Atmosera has 2 data center facilities in the area. You are able to catch the 54 or the 56 to reach it just shy of an hour if you want to access your equipment without driving.
Our take. They appear focused on managing enterprise workloads over their 3 facilities but they can also push into 21 other facilities they partner with globally.
They are located at 9610 SW Sunshine Ct, Beaverton, OR 97005. For more information on Atmosera click here.
DirectSpace is a nice walkable distance from Pioneer Square in about 8 minutes. Located in the PDXNAP, DirectSpace offers colocation and dedicated servers.
They stress the quality of their network with its fast throughput to enable application success and are able to support the following technologies:
Servers on KVM and OpenVZ
Our take. We love the free, unlimited transfer between their facilities. While they can only do this between Portland and LA it's still pretty cool. We like how they list pricing right on their website for a nice transparent approach to new clients. a full rack can be had for around $800 all within an 8 minute walk from Pioneer Square. We noticed they didn't have certifications listed on their website but there maybe some there we don't know about.
They are located at 921 SW Washington St, Suite 325, Portland Oregon, 97205. For additional information you can grab the datacenter features sheet here.
Edge Connects requires 2 buses off the blue line to reach it which comes in about an hour from Pioneer Square. They are a pure play colocation provider that emphasize their proximity to end users in most of their markets.
Our take. They come across as one of the most enterprise grade facilities in this area. They list their PCI DSS, HIPAA and SSAE Soc 2 certifications on their site. They offer direct connect to AWS and allow you to pack up to 20KW into a single cabinet which should resonate with enterprises with high density loads. You can download the Edge Connect data sheet here.
Edge Connex is located at 23245 NW Evergreen Parkway, Bldg C, Suite C300, Hillsboro, OR 97124.
You can reach Greenhouse Data in about 40 minutes using the Max. Greenhouse uses 100% wind power to deliver Cloud and Colocation solutions to their clients.
Our take. Greenhouse comes across as an enterprise cloud provider 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 and understand quickly what your options are.
Greenhouse Data is located at 9705 SW Sunshine Ct, Beaverton, OR 97005.
Level 3 (Portland 1 & 2)
Both locations are relatively easy to get to using Max in less than 20 minutes. Level 3 offers colocation facilities that are well connected to their global backbone.
Our take. 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.
Level 3 has to facilities located at 1335 NW Northrup Street, Portland, OR 97209 & at 707 SW Washington Avenue Portland, OR 97205.
Now that you know the colocation landscape in Portland 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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