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Give your business a foundation to grow on by hosting your infrastructure in an interconnected data center. Our colocation services give you a secure environment for your hardware and access to network connectivity that lets you meet operational and customer needs around the world.

Meet today’s infrastructure needs while planning for tomorrow’s.

Complete your digital transformation by enhancing your IT infrastructure with reliable facilities, operational expertise and flexible service options that can easily expand with your business.

We work with global providers such as Equinix to deliver a communications and interconnection platform that allows your business to respond to modern customer demands and helps you scale for growth. Verizon Colocation Services give you a dedicated environment for your IT hardware in a secure and globally connected facility. When you host your IT equipment with us, you get:

  • Physically secure structures to help protect your investments.
  • Evolving product upgrades that help you keep pace with the market.
  • Optional support services for installation, networking, monitoring, security and more.
  • Direct access to our IP network and leading telecom carriers around the globe.

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Using our colocation services, you can build hybrid solutions that leverage multiple network carriers and Verizon-owned or third-party data centers. With a cohesive, multi-cloud environment, you can:

  • Securely connect globally dispersed customers and partners.
  • Speed up content delivery to help improve user experiences.
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Build a custom solution that fits your current needs—then add more servers, storage and services as you grow. We help customize your solution to match your computing, communications and application needs. Choose what suits your business and budget—cabinets with locked racks, caged space for your racks or cabinets, or private suites with solid walls. Then, decide what access you need. Data centers are connected to domestic fiber backbones, undersea cables and, depending on the data center, multiple carriers, giving you access options to virtually any location in the world.

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We provide colocation around the globe through Verizon-owned or third-party data centers, all of which are designed for performance, connectivity and uptime. That means you can work confidently knowing your IT infrastructure sits in a facility that successfully hosts a variety of critical and complex IT solutions. Each location has access to global IP networks with multiple connectivity options.

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Analysis: Colocation Pricing Trends #colocation #dallas


Analysis: Colocation Pricing Trends

Rich Miller on February 11, 2011

After years of trending upward, pricing for large colocation deals is stabilizing in some markets, according to industry sources, some of whom cite increased competition between wholesale data center providers and colocation companies. Although the colocation market varies from region to region, data center real estate firms and colocation brokers say customers with requirements for 300 to 500 kilowatts of critical power now have more choices, and perhaps more leverage.

Does that translate into pricing pressure for colocation providers? That depends who you ask.

Colocation providers say that pricing remains firm and their margins are not being squeezed, and suggest that competition-driven discounts are limited to a small number of active markets. Increased purchases of interconnection services are also serving to insulate colocation firms from potential moderation in pricing.

Recommended: Wholesale, Colo Players Compete on More Deals

What s not in debate is that sellers of wholesale data center space are targeting smaller deals that traditionally have been prime candidates for retail colocation. We ve been tracking this issue in recent months, in discussions at conferences, investor earnings calls and and interviews with industry executives. Here s an overview of what industry sources are saying about the issue.

More Competition on Some Deals

Average prices are starting to fall, simply because the deals are much more competitive, said Dan Golding, Managing Director at DH Capital. an investment banking firm that tracks the data center sector. Wholesale is really going mainstream. The appetite for wholesale space is huge. That s certainly causing (colocation) pricing to fall a little bit.

The market is much more competitive, said Everett Thompson, President of Wired Real Estate Group. Wholesale companies like DuPont (Fabros) and Digital (Realty Trust) are looking at smaller deals. Some of the colo players are competing for larger deals.

Jim Kerrigan, director of the National Data Center Practice at Grubb Ellis. sees the same trend. The wholesale guys are stretching for smaller deals, and the colo guys are stretching for larger deals, said Kerrigan. That s an important point, because it impacts everybody. There are more colo players now, which is part of it. From a tenant perspective, it s driving down colo pricing.

Wholesale vs. Retail Colo

In the wholesale data center model, a tenant leases a dedicated, fully-built data center space. In colocation, a customer leases a smaller chunk of space within a data center, usually in a caged-off area or within a cabinet or rack.

The wholesale data center model offers greater control and security than shared colocation space, but it’s not a fit for everyone. The economics of wholesale space have historically been most attractive to companies requiring at least 1 megawatt of power capacity for their data center. As the size of the requirement increases, pricing improves, as seen in this chart from Wired Real Estate:

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In early 2010, wholesale suppliers began competing for deals of 500 kilowatts. In recent months, some sources say wholesale players are now considering requirements as small as 300 kilowatts.

We are definitely seeing a convergence of the wholesale and retail models coming together, said Bryan Loewen, Senior Managing Director at real estate firm Newmark Knight Frank .

They re starting to overlap, agreed Golding, who said this is a recent phenomena. Two years ago, they never saw one another.

Wholesalers Eye Smaller Deals

Hossein Fateh is President and CEO of DuPont Fabros Technology (DFT), which sells wholesale data center space in four market. Fateh said his company s New Jersey data center is seeing a lot of prospects considering 500 kilowatt requirements. He said customers may be considering both colocation and wholesale space in their searches, but that doesn t mean the products are equivalent or the deals are comparable.

We think retail and wholesale are very different markets, Fateh said Wednesday in a conference call with analysts. I think below 500 kilowatts, you re really starting to compete with retail. Potentially, a room could be divided into 300 kilowatts. But many of our tenants that are seeking 300 kilowatts would want to grow into 500 kilowatts, anyway.

That s where some customers face interesting choices about the size and pricing of their space. Fateh said that potential 300 kilowatt colocation customers may instead choose to pursue 500 kilowatt wholesale deals because it s probably at the same price or cheaper as they were paying with retail and they have room for expansion.

Meanwhile, Digital Realty Trust has announced plans to focus on growing colocation and hosting companies as tenants for their Turn-Key Datacenter space, their flagshup wholesale offering. That doesn t necessarily translate into smaller requirements: the initial customer in this initiative, Fibertown, is leasing 30,000 square feet of raised floor space. But it s another indicator of a trend that may see wholesale players and large colo providers courting the same customers.

Colo Companies: It s All About Geography

What s the view from the colocation sector? There s a lot of issues between retail and wholesale colo, which creates pricing issues in some markets, said Jim Ousley, the CEO of Savvis Communications (SVVS). When a bunch of colocation space comes online, there can be pricing pressure.

But it s very specific to certain geographies, Ousley added. We have not been seeing dramatic pricing pressures. Everyone predicted the New York market would get oversaturated, but we haven t seen it.

Colocation market leader Equinix says that pricing remains firm, although it also sees differences from market to market. In North America, Equinix saw its monthly recurring revenue (MRR) per cabinet increase from $2,026 in the first quarter of 2010 to $2,069 in the third quarter before slipping to $2,059 in the fourth quarter.

That decline brought some pointed questions from securities analysts in a conference call Wednesday night, but Equinix chief financial officer Keith Taylor said the company has not seen price erosion.

Pricing remains firm, said Taylor. We re happy with where our price is, and we get a very good return based on the price points that we re at today.

It s fair to say, though, that if you try to compare a Nashville or a St. Louis to a D.C. or a New York or a Silicon Valley, the price points are going to be different, he continued. It s clear that the market price point in those markets will be lower. And so if we sell into a lower-costing market, then that will have a dilutive effect (on overall MRR).

In the most recent quarter, for example, Equinix had success selling cabinets in data centers it acquired from Switch Data, many of which are located in smaller cities. Thus, while Equinix met its goal of an improved sales transition at the Switch and Data sites, the MRR receded as a result. Taylor said that kind of fluctuation is a fact of life with a geographic footprint spanning three continents and 35 cities.

We have a very large base of customers, said Taylor. We think $1,800 to $2,200 per cabinet is a reasonable amount that you should expect based on our selling capacity. There s certainly going to be some accounts that will be below that and accounts that are well above that. It is the averages that we re playing with. This thing s going to bump around for the foreseeable future. But I think the trend is that as long as we re focused as a company on getting the right customers and the right (data centers) with the right application, our price point should continue to be firm.

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Colocate in Downtown Toronto – At Prices You Can Afford

Are you thinking of expanding your data center capacity or outsourcing your current server infrastructure environments? Amanah provides affordable colocation facilities in the heart of Toronto’s Financial District. Directly connected to our data center space inside 151 Front Street, on a network from multiple Tier 1 providers that’s both lightning fast and ultra-reliable, our 1 Yonge Street location provides you with the key elements of a telco hotel data center space: proximity to cross connections and internet exchanges, and Always On networks and systems, without the premium prices.

Situated within the Toronto Star building at 1 Yonge Street, our 1 Yonge Colo Data Center facility is located minutes away from the Billy Bishop Airport, it’s a short walk from Union Station and there’s easy access to major highways in and out of Toronto. Our waterfront location along Queen’s Quay makes us one of the most scenic colocation hosts in the region. The building offers customers 24/7 security, and bustles with activity around the clock, deterring opportunistic crime that occurs in quieter locations.

1 Yonge Street Colocation Services

Our 1 Yonge Colo facility cabinets come equipped with both A and B power capability, and support up to 44U each. Purchase space is available in shared 1U, and private 1/4, 1/2 and full rack configurations. Each option has standard 110V power offerings that can be easily modified for custom power circuits. If you need additional security for your data and IT equipment, private cage space is always an option.

Our 1 Yonge Colo data center has 3 temporary workstations that you can use when you’re onsite. Every workstation is cabled and has complimentary Wi-Fi access. For equipment unpacking and staging, Amanah provides a convenient and confined area for set-up.

Options Pricing

At Amanah, we understand that every business has its own needs and requirements. We offer four standard colocation options, but if you’re looking for a completely customized solution, just get in touch with our sales department and we’ll set you up with precisely the colocation service your business demands.

Cross Connections

Low cost, low latency, reliable connectivity in our data centers

When you colocate within Amanah’s carrier-neutral data center, you minimize networking costs, significantly reduce latency and improve application performance by using our portfolio of Cross Connects. These features connect you directly to 175+ customers colocated at 151 Front Street – Canada’s premier telco point of presence in Toronto.

Our Cross Connect portfolio gives you a wide range of direct connectivity options at competitive prices to meet your business needs. Our Cross Connects are easy to implement because:

  • The portfolio, process and SLAs are standard across our data centers
  • Authorized users can order Cross Connects through our online Customer Portal in an automated way without the need for a signature
  • We have expert connectivity engineers at our sites
  • We don’t tie you down with long-term contracts – your maximum commitment is one month, invoiced along with your space and power

Our Cross Connect Portfolio Consists of…

Cross Connect (CC):

A fiber, copper or coax connection between 1 Yonge Street and another party’s Meet-Me-Room at 151 Front Street


One-time Set-up Fee $250

Intra-Building Cross Connect (IBCC):

Connects parties within 1 Yonge Street to the Meet-Me-Room within Amanah’s data center in the building


One-time Set-up Fee $100

Intra-Customer Cross Connect (ICCC):

Enables you to cross-connect your own equipment so you can expand your footprint even if there’s no contiguous space available in the data center.


One-time Set-up Fee $250

Remote Hands Eyes Services

The availability of your businesses and servers is critical in order to ensure that your day-to-day operations are supported. Not every business is equipped with its own IT staff to be available onsite in short notice. Amanah’s Hands & Eyes Service is here to complement your own team of experts and assist you with both emergency and non-emergency requirements for hardware replacements, server reboots, KVM over IP and more.

The Amanah Remote Hands & Eyes service is available for all clients with shared or private colocation space.

Services Include:
  • Business Hours Support – $100/hr
  • Non-Business Hours Support – $200/hr with a minimum 2-hour call-out
  • Hardware replacement
  • KVM over IP
  • Server reboot
  • Server racking
  • Equipment documenting labelling
  • Cabling management
  • Cabinet cross connects
  • Equipment shipping receiving

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Why Colocate with Amanah?

99.99% Uptime Guarantee No Downtime. No Worries.

Our Service Level Agreement promises 99.99% uptime – a guarantee we proudly stand by. No matter what the reason, if you experience any unscheduled downtime, we do everything we can to make up for it. Just say the words and you’ll be credited a full day of free service for every hour you’re offline to account for the inconvenience to both you and your customers.

Unbeatable Prices in Downtown Toronto

1U of space, power and connectivity starting at $99/month!

Amanah’s prices are among the most competitive in the city and are by far the most affordable in Toronto’s Financial District. Each of our units features a 100Mbps uplink, 30 TB of bandwidth, 1 Amp of power, 5 usable IPs (/29) and a secure VLAN (providing your server with superior security, reliability and performance on our local network). Large spaces come with much more.

Easy Scaling on Your Terms

Just focus on your business – our hardware handles the rest.

At Amanah, we offer colocation solutions to meet any requirement. You can choose between 1 server unit (1U), a quarter rack (10U), half rack (21U) or full rack (42U). Upgrading is fast and simple. As your business needs evolve, so do the services we provide. We’re here to partner with you and help you grow. That’s why our contracts are month-to-month, giving you the freedom you need to adjust and accommodate for new business needs as they arise.

24/7/365 Access to Your Server

Access your data anytime, anywhere.

Colocating with Amanah means you have full access to our data center and your servers whenever you need them – at no additional cost.

Can’t make it to your servers in person? Don’t worry. Now you can access them remotely through Amanah’s IP-KVM switches, or feel free to take advantage of our Remote Hands services.

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Colocation at Hurricane Electric

Hurricane Electric offers colocation with immediate availability. We can have you setup in one of our facilities the same day you order service.

We offer plans that range from cabinet space for a single 1U server, a full cabinet, or enough cabinet space to house tens of thousands of servers.

Within our facilities, Hurricane can provide you with a connection to the Internet via Gigabit (1000 Mbps) Ethernet or 10 Gigabit Ethernet or you can choose from one of the many different Internet Networks or Carriers with diverse fiber into the building.

$400/month Cabinet + Gige
Includes 42U Cabinet, Power, 1 Gbps Internet bandwidth
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Hurricane Fremont 2 Colocation Facility

Facility Features
  • 3000 Cabinets
  • 2 Internet Exchange Points (SFMIX and AMS-IX Bay)
  • 70 Internet Networks
  • 7 Carriers with Diverse Fiber
  • 200,000 square feet
  • 24 x 7 x 365 Onsite Staff
  • 24 x 7 x 365 Remote Hands
  • 24 x 7 x 365 Access
  • Diverse A & B Power Available (fully separate PDUs, Panels, Transformers, Generators)
  • UPS and Generator back-up power
  • Individually locked cabinets
  • Custom designed video surveillance of every cabinet
  • Card keyed doors and other onsite security measures

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Hurricane Fremont 1 Colocation Facility

Facility Features
  • 1000 Cabinets
  • 2 Internet Exchange Points (SFMIX and AMS-IX Bay)
  • 20 Internet Networks
  • 6 Carriers with Diverse Fiber
  • 45,000 square feet
  • 24 x 7 x 365 Onsite Staff
  • 24 x 7 x 365 Remote Hands
  • 24 x 7 x 365 Access
  • UPS and Generator back-up power
  • Raised Floors
  • Individually locked cabinets
  • Custom designed video surveillance of every cabinet
  • Card keyed doors and other onsite security measures

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Hurricane San Jose (Silicon Valley) Colocation Facility

Facility Features
  • 3,000 square feet
  • 24 x 7 x 365 Access
  • Multiple racks in cages in the same building as CoreSite Any2 San Jose
  • 20+ Carriers with Diverse Fiber In Building
  • Video Surveillance
  • Onsite security guard
  • UPS and Generator back-up power
  • Biometric security access

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We provide you with the flexibility that your business requires to grow effortlessly.


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  • A range of options from 1 U in a shared rack to 42 U in a dedicated rack bundled with ade quate power depending on your business needs.
  • Colocation space in normal, medium or high density based on an indepth review of your power requirements.
  • Vertical/horizontal power strips with IEC or Indian type power sockets.
  • Racks with electronic or biometric access control.
  • Rated and metered AC and DC power


  • We can cage any number of racks, while also providing DC suites for large colocation deals.
  • We offer cage level dedicated electronic and biometric access control.
  • We offer dedicated IP cameras which can run on your own network giving you access to 24×7 real time viewing access of your cage or dedicated DC suite.
  • We also provide flexibility in terms of caging materials.


  • We provide cross connects to allow customers to connect between different floors via conduits. We deliver these over copper and fiber to link our partners with carriers and internet service providers.


  • Our team of highly trained experts provides 24×7 remote hand services to our customers throughout the year. We provide assistance for remote management, custom installations, and troubleshooting. Services range from performing an emergency replacement to onsite technical assistance.
  • DCIM

    DCIM, also known as Data Center Infrastructure Management, has acted as a boon in many ways for us. In today’s competitive world, we are all looking at reducing costs without compromising on efficiency. And DCIM provides us just that.

    It collects and analyzes massive chunks of data accurately allowing us to alter our system accordingly to maximize productivity. Using information provided by DCIM, we can make informed decisions on stretching our space, power, cooling resources, server and other resources in a safe and controlled manner.


    • Real time information presented by DCIM allows you to analyse the entire data center in one go, making it faster, simpler and smarter.
    • Easily understanding the requirement of every component like space, energy, etc helps reduce wastage and increases efficiency.
    • DCIM is highly accurate and dependable.
    • With the ever increasing costs for space and energy, DCIM becomes an excellent option for cost reduction providing more in less.

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