2015 Data Center 100: 20 Service Providers

Data Center 100 - 20 Data Center Services Providers

Data services without investing in data centers? Data center services providers makes that happen.

For customers who prefer data center services be an operating expense instead of a capital expense, several third-party data center services providers are there to offer co-location, managed hosting, Web hosting, private and public clouds, business continuity, disaster recovery and more. This lets customers focus on developing their own expertise and business, and less on worrying about the infrastructure needed to do business.

Here are the data center services providers to make this year's Data Center 100 list.

365 Data Centers

Emeryville, Calif.

John Scanlon


365 Data Centers provides reliable turnkey or custom co-location services to small and midsize businesses via 17 data centers located in strategic tier-one and tier-two markets across the U.S. Each facility offers a 100 percent uptime SLA.



Randall Stephenson

Chairman, CEO

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



Robert Offley

President, CEO

CentriLogic provides hosting, cloud computing and outsourcing solutions via data center facilities in North America, Europe and Asia. The company's hosting and managed data center solutions include dedicated and co-location hosting, cloud hosting, hybrid hosting, managed services, disaster recovery and Web application development.


Monroe, La.

Glen Post

President, CEO

CenturyLink is a telecom and network services provider targeting the increasing convergence between the telecom and IT markets and is recruiting traditional IT solution providers to start building services for customers on its new Platform CenturyLink.



Tom Ray

President, CEO

CoreSite provides co-location services from racks to private data suites to enterprises, as well as intraconnection and interconnection services between data centers. The company in 2014 completed SSAE-16 Type 2 examinations at 15 data centers and PCI DSS validation at 13 data centers.



Timothy Moore


DataBank provides enterprise-class managed data center space for co-location services in Minneapolis, Kansas City and Dallas. It also provides managed services along with design, implementation, migration, relocation and continuity consulting to customers. The company in 2014 unveiled IPv6 solutions and HIPAA compliance.


Redwood City, Calif.

Stephen Smith

President, CEO

With more than 100 data centers in 32 major business markets, Equinix provides co-location, interconnection, network connectivity, business continuity and other services to customers. The company in 2014 significantly expanded its public and hybrid cloud capabilities with deals with several cloud partners.



Charlie Watkins


Through its nationwide network of SSAE-16 SOC 3-compliant data centers, Expedient offers a suite of co-location, network and managed data services. The company is rapidly expanding its data center footprint and in 2014 opened new data centers in Ohio and Tennessee.



Luke Norris

President, CEO

Faction, which until February was known as Peak, is a unique enterprise-class Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud service provider in that 100 percent of its business goes through channel partners. Services include disaster recovery, production workloads, and cloud-based storage and backup.



Steve Knudson

Vice Chairman, President, CEO

Co-location services provider Fortrust also provides high availability, high-density wholesale data center services via its Tier III certified data centers in Colorado, Arizona and New Jersey. The company in 2014 received PCI compliance, and launched its first software-defined data modules to allow rapid expansion of services.



George Slessman


IO provides data center-as-a-service, or software-defined data center, technology to help customers quickly deploy data center capacity with a 100 percent uptime SLA. The company is currently splitting into two companies, with IO offering cloud and co-location services and Baselayer offering modular data centers and DCIM software.

Level 3 Communications

Broomfield, Colo.

Jeff Storey

President, CEO

Level 3 Communications is a global communications provider of communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. The company has extensive fiber networks on three continents connected by undersea facilities to help provide a portfolio of data, security, video, voice and unified communications solutions.


Andover, Mass.

Sumeet Sabharwal

General Manager

NaviSite, a Time Warner Cable Company, provides reliable and scalable enterprise-class managed services including application services, enterprise hosting and managed cloud services. The company in 2014 expanded its services with disaster-recovery-as-a-service, desktop-as-a-service and mobility management.

NTT Communications

New York

Kazuhiro Gomi

CEO, NTT America

NTT Communications provides consulting, architecture, security and cloud services to help enterprises globally optimize their information and communications technology environments. The company's worldwide infrastructure includes a leading global tier-one IP network, the Arcstar Universal One VPN network, and 130 secure data centers.

OneNeck IT Solutions

Scottsdale, Ariz.

Phil LaForge

Founder, CEO

A network of nine data centers in Arizona, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Oregon and Iowa gives OneNeck IT Solutions a nationwide base from which to offer a variety of services. Its parent company TDS in 2014 acquired BendBroadband, and moved that organization's "The Vault" data center to OneNeck.


Charlotte, N.C.

David Jones

Chairman, CEO

From data centers in 10 cities in the Southeastern U.S., Peak10 provides a full suite of data center, networking, cloud and managed services through partners. The company in 2014 was acquired by GI Partners, the same equity firm that sold SoftLayer to IBM.

Qualitytech (QTS)

Overland Park, Kan.

Chad Williams

Chairman, CEO

QTS has a nationwide network of 12 data centers through which it supports more than 850 enterprise, federal government, health-care and SaaS customers with custom data center services, co-location and cloud and managed services, along with related services.


New York

Chris Downie


Telx serves customers across the U.S. with 20 carrier-neutral data centers in 13 major markets providing 100 percent uptime and on-time SLAs. Services include data center interconnection services, co-location, cloud and connectivity services, and others. The company also partners with Google Cloud Platform.


New York

Lowell McAdam

Chairman, CEO

Verizon provides IaaS and IT services. The company's Verizon Cloud provides hybrid cloud solutions, while its Terremark secure data centers provide enterprise managed and private cloud capabilities. The company in 2014 added HP cloud services along with cloud-based firewall, SAP HANA and HIPAA services.


Greenwood Village, Colo.

Nancy Phillips

President, CEO

With 27 enterprise-class data centers in Colorado, Utah, Oregon, Texas, Arizona, Minnesota and Nevada, ViaWest provides a comprehensive suite of co-location, managed services, cloud computing, and security and compliance services. The company was acquired in July by Shaw Communications.