The Definitive Guide to Colocation in Seattle, WA
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North of Seattle, ByteGrid offers high density, mission critical space that has good connectivity to Asian and Pacific networks.
Our take. Not a household name brand in data centers yet but they have robust facilities and direct connections to AWS and to Seattle Internet Exchange Peering.
They are located at 4200 194th St SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036. For more information you can see more specs on their Seattle datacenter here.
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. To get more information specific to their Seattle offerings click here.
H5 is located on 1000 Denny Way in Seattle.
Internap offers robust, high density colocation. They offer optimized network performance and additional managed services.
Our take. We like their robust specs as well as the Managed Hosting and CDN offering. You are able to grow your environment from colocation into a robust cloud environment should your IT needs change. For more information on this facility you can find it here.
location 1 - 3555 S 120th Pl, Seattle, WA 98109.
location 2 - 140 4th Avenue N, Seattle, WA 98109
Digital Realty Trust (Multiple)
Digital Realty operates mission critical facilities globally.
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. In Seattle, note their good positioning for Asian network access.
The Locations are:
Green House Data (Multiple)
Greenhouse is very well situated with over 250 carrier connections. Being in the Westin Building Exchange offers them great access to global and asian networks.
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.
Westin Building, 2001 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 (more info)
NYI in Seattle is robust and uses 98% renewable energy to power its 25,000 SQ FT facility.
Our Take: We like NYI's diverse offerings. They have excellent facilities and have cloud and managed offerings as well.
3101 Western Avenue, Level C, Seattle, WA 98121 (more info)
TierPoint's 20k square foot facility in Seattle has many certifications if you need SOC 2 or HIPAA compliant facilities.
Our Take: TierPoint can certainly handle all your colocation needs with their very redundant power, network and cooling infrastructure. As we've mentioned in our other city guides for colocation, you can expand into their managed or cloud offerings since they offer those as well.
140 4th Avenue N, Suite 360, Seattle, WA 98109 (more info)
Another Westin building colocation facility that offers 50 connectivity options.
Our Take. While not a huge facility it's strategically located and can give you great access to various network carriers. There's also an interesting Metro interconnect product that can allow downtown Seattle offices to be on the same network as their colocation facility.
Sabey Data Center Properties (Multiple)
Sabey Datacenter’s are similar in nature to H5 datacenter as they serve larger enterprises and service providers as they offer powered shells and wholesale colocation only.
Our Take. If you are a large company, colocating in a custom (turnkey) shell allows you to pay for your exact power usage and to leverage economies of scale you may have with insurance and equipment. Generally, your costs will be much better than retail colocation but there are minimum amounts of square footage you can lease.
3333 S 120th St, Seattle, WA (more info)
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 direct 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.
Cyxtera has acquired many of the datacenter assets of Century Link and offers 2 facilities in Seattle + an offshoot facility in Moses Lake Washington.
Cyxtera offers robust colocation and checks off all the boxes on certifications and compliance such as SSAE18 SOC-1 and 2. They have 11 network options to choose from and a very strong cloud offering built using Nutanix and a very comprehensive single pane of glass management console.
Now that you know the colocation landscape in Seattle 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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