2013 Data Center 100: 20 Data Center Services Providers

The Data Center 100

While businesses make use of data centers to provide a variety of services to internal and external customers, offering such services can often be left to professionals.

Businesses, even those without their own data centers, can take advantage of a wide variety of services offered by third-party data centers including co-location, managed hosting, Web hosting, public and private cloud services, disaster recovery and business continuity, and others.

This is perfect for solution providers looking to become a provider of those types of services but are not looking to make the capital investments needed to build those services on their own.


CEO: Randall Stephenson

With 38 enterprise-class data centers worldwide, integrated with its global network, AT&T services include managed hosting, co-location hosting, utility computing and cloud services to companies from small businesses to enterprises.


CEO: Tom Ray

CoreSite provides co-location services from racks to private data suites to enterprises, intraconnection and interconnection services between data centers, and access to the Open Internet Exchange.

Digital Realty

CEO: Michael Foust

Digital Realty offers clients a choice of data center solutions ranging from co-location hosting to complete turnkey or custom spaces, along with a suite of data center design services, as well as move-in management and remote management services.


CEO: Stephen Smith

With 90-plus data centers in 30 markets in 14 countries, Equinix provides co-location, interconnection, network connectivity, business continuity and more with a network of 900 network providers, 300 cloud providers and 500 IT service providers.

eSolutions Group

CEO: Karen Mayfield (President)

Data Fortress is eSolutions Group's business continuity service, which provides hosted or co-location services, data storage and recovery, scalability and more, along with related services including a full range of security-related services.


CEO: Shawn McGorry (President)

Through its network of eight nationwide SSAE-16 SOC 3 compliant data centers in six markets, Expedient offers a suite of co-location, network and managed data services including virtualization, cloud computing, remote backups and more.


Division VP: Chris Lodge

Data center and co-location services provider Fastnet offers data co-location, Web hosting, online data backup and recovery services, and managed services including managed firewall VPN services, with solutions as small as one-third of a rack.

Fogo Data Centers

CEO: Brooks Snow

Fogo Data Centers provides a range of co-location, private cloud and disaster recovery services built on physical and virtual servers in its redundant data centers located in New Orleans and in Carrolton, Ga.


CEO: Steve Knudson

Fortrust provides high-availability, high-density services via its SSAE 16 SOC (Service Organization Control) 1 Type 2, SOC 2 Type 2, and SOC 3 SysTrust Services Organization facility, with sites in Colorado, Arizona and New Jersey.


CEO: Louis Kirchner

Herakles provides outsourced data center, co-location, disaster recovery, and business continuity services through its facility in Sacramento, Calif., just a couple of hours' drive from the San Francisco Bay area.

IO Data Centers

CEO: George Slessman

IO Data Centers provides co-location and other data center services via facilities in Arizona, Colorado, New Jersey and Ohio, as well as custom-configured data center offerings, including half and full modular data centers.


CEO: Peter Stevenson

Latisys provides co-location, managed services, hosting and cloud services through SOC 2 and SOC 3 facilities in Virginia, California, Illinois and Colorado that feature designs making clients eligible for LEED Building Certification credits.

Lockheed Martin

CEO: Marillyn A. Hewson

The government integrator provides data center consolidation and cloud services as well as managed services for clients looking for help with help desk, network management, desk-side support, asset management, asset leasing and procurement.


President: R. Brooks Borcherding

NaviSite, a Time Warner Cable Company, provides data protection and disaster recovery services, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications, and scalable managed services, including managed application services, enterprise hosting and more.


CEO: David Jones

From its data centers located throughout the Southeastern U.S., Peak10 provides a full suite of cloud services including enterprise, private cloud, recovery, PCI security and HIPAA services, along with other data center and managed services.


CEO: Lanham Napier

Eight data centers in Texas, Virginia, Illinois, Hong Kong and the U.K. give Rackspace the base from which it provides managed hosting, email and application hosting, and cloud hosting from both dedicated and cloud platforms.

Vantage Data Centers

CEO: Jim Trout

A provider of wholesale data centers to enterprise customers, Vantage Data Centers uses its California and Washington campuses to develop efficient data centers it says cuts clients' data center capital and operating expenses.


CEO: Lance Black

IaaS provider Vazata serves Global 1000 businesses, midsize businesses and the U.S. government with its own vStructure cloud-based computing, hosting, disaster recovery and business continuity services via three data centers in Texas and Virginia.


CEO: Lowell C. McAdam

Thanks to its acquisition of Terremark, Verizon is now a leading provider of IaaS and IT services, including managed hosting, application, data protection, disaster recovery and archiving, and co-location services in 200-plus data centers worldwide.


CEO: Nancy Phillips

Twenty-four enterprise-class data centers in Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Texas and Nevada give ViaWest a large base from which it provides a comprehensive suite of co-location, complex hosting, cloud and managed services to business of all sizes.