2018 Data Center 100: 20 Data Center Services Providers

Data Center Services Providers

The importance of third-party data center services providers should not be overlooked by solution providers. Leveraging next-generation, flexible and cost-effective data center services doesn't require physically owning a data center. Each vendor on this list has different specialized strengths to deliver services such as secure connections to hyper-scale clouds, asset management, managed hosted, co-location, network interconnect capabilities and disaster recovery. Data center services enable organizations to focus on business outcomes while others handle the operations.

Here's a look at the data center services providers on this year's Data Center 100 list.

365 Data Centers

Bob DeSantis, CEO

Headquarters: Norwalk, Conn.

Founded in 2012 to focus on delivering carrier-neutral services to edge markets, 365 Data Centers operates co-location facilities across the eastern U.S. The company expanded into the Florida market last year with the acquisition of Host.net.

Atomic Data

Jim Wolford, CEO

Headquarters: Minneapolis

With its largest presence in Minneapolis, Atomic Data also supports data centers in three other U.S. cities, as well as in Europe, Canada and Asia. It focuses on delivering cost-effective storage and business continuity capabilities, and a private VMware-virtualized cloud.


Robert Offley, President, CEO

Headquarters: Toronto

CentriLogic operates data centers throughout North America for customers hosting a variety of workloads on co-located infrastructure, including content management, e-commerce and mobile app development.


Grant van Rooyen, President, CEO

Headquarters: Denver

Cologix offers scalable interconnection and co-location services throughout the U.S. and Canada. Acquired last year by private equity firm Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, it provides access to network providers as well as managed cloud for media, financial services and enterprise customers.


Gary Wojtaszek, President, CEO

Headquarters: Dallas

CyrusOne has been rapidly expanding its data center footprint, purchasing two East Coast facilities from Sentinel, beginning a build-out in Atlanta and agreeing to buy Zenium's four data centers in Europe.


Raul Martynek, CEO

Headquarters: Dallas

DataBank operates 14 data centers strategically positioned throughout the U.S. from which it focuses on delivering network interconnect capabilities and high availability for critical IT equipment and applications.

Digital Realty

A. William Stein, CEO

Headquarters: San Francisco

Digital Realty, a global colocation giant delivering connectivity to public clouds for hybrid solutions, bought DuPont Fabros in the industry's largest deal of 2017. Its rapid footprint expansion includes a joint venture with Mitsubishi in Japan and three new facilities slated for Frankfurt, Germany.


Peter Van Camp, Chairman, Interim CEO

Headquarters: Redwood City, Calif.

The world's largest data center operator has been expanding its global footprint while introducing physical and virtual upgrades to better enable secure connections to hyper-scale clouds. Equinix's interconnection platform links almost 200 of its data centers to each other and to services providers through the Equinix Cloud Exchange.


Charlie Watkins, CEO

Headquarters: Pittsburgh

From 11 data centers networked together across the Midwest and East Coast, Expedient offers managed hosting of mission-critical enterprise applications and various cloud services.


Luke Norris, CEO

Headquarters: Denver

Faction offers public, private or hybrid cloud services, virtualized with VMware, from seven facilities throughout the U.S. It was founded in 2006 as a cloud infrastructure collective focused on delivering hybrid and multicloud networking.


Chris Downie, CEO

Headquarters: Charlotte, N.C.

After the acquisition of ViaWest last summer, data center operator Peak 10 rebranded the combined business as Flexential. It now offers colocation, interconnection, private cloud and professional services from 41 redundant data centers, 21 of which are in the U.S.

GTT Communications

Richard Calder, President, CEO

Headquarters: McLean, Va.

Last year, telecom service provider GTT Communications agreed to buy Global Capacity, expanding its global footprint to 41 cloud-connected data centers.

Iron Mountain

William Meaney, CEO

Headquarters: Boston

Iron Mountain, a specialist in secure data storage and management, closed 2017 with a deal to buy IO Data Centers' U.S. operations that yielded four facilities in Arizona, New Jersey and Ohio. The provider bought Fortrust earlier in the year, and announced an international expansion.


Sumeet Sabharwal, Group VP, GM

Headquarters: Andover, Mass.

NaviSite operates seven data centers in the U.S. and U.K, providing enterprises with cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. Owned by Spectrum Enterprise, it benefits from unique access to its parent's network infrastructure.

NTT Communications

Tetsuya Shoji, President, CEO

Headquarters: Tokyo

This subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate NTT Group operates data centers across more than 20 countries, with its strongest presence in Asia. NTT expanded its U.S. business last year by purchasing Secure-24, an operator specializing in managed services with three data centers in Las Vegas and Michigan.

OneNeck IT Solutions

Terry Swanson, President, CEO

Headquarters: Scottsdale, Ariz.

A company assembled in 2014 from a series of acquisitions completed by Telephone and Data Systems, OneNeck operates nine data centers in the U.S. and delivers a range of managed services.


Ian McClarty, President

Headquarters: Phoenix

This co-location and cloud provider also operates data centers in Ashburn, Va., and Atlanta, as well as Amsterdam, Belgrade and Singapore. PhoenixNAP, which offers a range of bare-metal server options as well as a VMware-virtualized cloud, is adding facilities in Seattle and Chicago.


Jerald Kent, Chairman, CEO

Headquarters: St. Louis

TierPoint has been investing to expand its data center presence through acquisitions as well as organic growth. In 2016, it completed the acquisition of Cosentry, then later invested in buildouts at facilities in Pennsylvania and New York.

Vantage Data Centers

Sureel Choksi, President, CEO

Headquarters: Santa Clara, Calif.

This wholesale data center services provider has focused on building highly efficient facilities in the tech-centric regions of Silicon Valley and Washington State. An investment consortium acquired Vantage early last year with the goal of expanding the company's co-location footprint.


Keith Olsen, Chairman, CEO

Headquarters: Tampa, Fla.

This provider looks to offer edge services by operating data centers in underserved metro areas across the U.S., putting computing power closer to end users in high-growth markets.