2014 Data Center 100: 20 Service Providers

Data Center Services Without The Data Center

Taking advantage of leading-edge, flexible and cost-effective data center services does not always require actually owning a data center.

Indeed, third-party providers of data center services including colocation, managed hosting, Web hosting, private and public clouds, business continuity, and disaster recovery bring to customers the opportunity to take advantage of those services as an operating expense without the need to invest in their own infrastructure or expertise. That, in turn, lets such customers focus resources on their areas of expertise while leaving the mundane operations in the hands of experts.

Here we present 20 service providers from the 2014 Data Center 100 .


CEO: Randall Stephenson

AT&T provides a wide range of managed hosting, colocation hosting, utility computing, cloud, application, network, and other services to companies ranging in size from small businesses to enterprises via 38 enterprise-class data centers worldwide.


CEO: Tom Ray

CoreSite provides colocation services from racks to private data suites to enterprises, as well as intraconnection and interconnection services between data centers. The company also provides specific solutions for providers of health-care, financial, network, cloud and digital media services.


CEO: Tim Moore

DataBank provides enterprise-class managed data center space for colocation services in the Dallas and Minneapolis areas. It also provides network and connectivity, remote, security, and other managed services to customers, along with design, implementation, migration, relocation and continuity consulting.

Digital Realty

San Francisco
CEO: Michael Foust

Digital Realty provides clients a choice of data center solutions ranging from colocation hosting to complete turnkey modular or custom spaces. The company can help build data centers for customers or manage new and existing data centers.


Redwood City, Calif.
CEO: Stephen Smith

With over 95 data centers in 31 major business markets, Equinix provides colocation, interconnection, network connectivity, business continuity and other services to customers in cloud, IT services, content and digital media, enterprise, financial services, mobility, and other areas.


CEO: Charlie Watkins

Through its network of nine nationwide SSAE-16 SOC 3 compliant data centers in six markets, Expedient offers a suite of colocation, network and managed data services. The company is rapidly expanding its data center footprint.


CEO: Steve Knudson

Colocation services provider Fortrust last year expanded into the wholesale data center market to provide high-availability, high-density services via its Tier III design certified data centers in Colorado, Arizona, and New Jersey.

IO Data Centers

CEO: George Slessman

IO Data Centers provides data center-as-a-service, or software-defined data center, technology to help customers quickly deploy secure, reliable data center capacity with a 100-percent uptime SLA.


Englewood, Colo.
CEO: Peter Stevenson

Latisys provides hybrid Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions including enterprise cloud, managed hosting and data center colocation across a nationwide footprint of data centers in Virginia, Chicago, Denver and Southern California.


Berkshire, U.K.
CEO: Ian Cook

International solution provider Logicalis offers customers a full range of data center services, including public, private and hybrid cloud computing; virtualization; business continuity and disaster recovery; infrastructure solutions and design; and facility services.

Andover, Mass.
President: R. Brooks Borcherding

NaviSite, a Time Warner Cable Company, in 2013 formalized its first partner program to provide its data protection and disaster recovery services, cloud hosting, managed applications, and scalable managed services to a wider audience through channel partners.

OneNeck IT Solutions

Scottsdale, Ariz.
CEO: Phil LaForge

A network of six data centers in Arizona, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa gives OneNeck IT Solutions a nationwide base from which to offer such services as colocation, disaster recovery, cloud infrastructure, managed and hosted IT, networking, transport, and more.


CEO: Luke Norris

Among enterprise-class infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud service providers, Peak, formerly known as PeakColo, is unique in that 100 percent of its business goes through channel partners. Services include disaster recovery, production workloads, and cloud-based storage and backup.


Charlotte, N.C.
CEO: David Jones

From data centers located throughout the Southeastern U.S., Peak10 provides a full suite of cloud services including enterprise, private cloud, recovery, PCI security, HIPAA, and more, and in 2013 it was one of the first to develop cloud-based SQL database-as-a-service solutions.

Phoenix NAP

President: Ian McClarty

Phoenix NAP, a full service data center and primary network access point (NAP) provider, offers channel partners a suite of cloud services, dedicated server hosting, colocation, and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) technology solutions, including high-density colocation, storage, and physical and cloud infrastructures.

QTS Realty Trust

Overland Park, Kan.
CEO: Chad Williams

QTS offers a complete portfolio of custom data center, colocation, and cloud and managed services to meet customer infrastructure requirements for Web and IT applications via 10 data centers across seven states.


Plano, Texas
CEO: Lance Black

Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider Vazata serves Global 1000 businesses, midsize businesses and the U.S. government with vStructure, its proprietary cloud-based IaaS platform for providing services via three data centers located in Texas and Virginia.


New York
CEO: Lowell C. McAdam

Verizon provides IaaS and IT services, including managed hosting, application, data protection, disaster recovery, e-discovery, archiving and colocation. The company's Verizon Cloud provides hybrid cloud solutions, while its Terremark secure data centers provide enterprise managed and private cloud capabilities.


Greenwood Village, Colo.
CEO: Nancy Phillips

With 27 enterprise-class data centers in Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Texas, Arizona and Nevada, ViaWest provides a comprehensive suite of colocation, hosting, cloud and managed services to business of all sizes. New this year is a suite of HIPAA-compliant services.


Little Rock, Ark.
CEO: Jeff Gardner

Windstream Hosted Solutions offers a comprehensive enterprise-class cloud and managed services portfolio, ranging from public, private and hybrid cloud and cloud storage to complete managed services and colocation. The company also offers voice, networking and unified communications services.