What Exactly is Colocation?

Flexible.  Secure.  Connected.

Micro Coloco, Macro Coloco, and Telecom services from AiNET

The Colocation Corporation, Coloco, provides reliable, carrier neutral colocation and telecom services from our facilities located worldwide.

 

Our facilities offer an ideal blend of convenience and scalability for clients of all sizes.

 

What We Offer

Micro Colocation

1 RU for $60 per month

24/7 On Site

Technical & Security Personnel

Meet Me Rooms

for connection to your carrier of choice

Macro Colocation

Half, Full, or Private Racks

400 w psf 

Available

60 MW 

Power Supple Available

Telecom

House your CLEC and More!

42,747 ft²

Available Space

150 

 Major Networks & IP Carriers

 

Services

Colocation

Colocation has several advantages for the customer. In contrast to managed hosting, in which the customer is provided service through equipment owned by the ISP, customers use their own equipment in the leased space. Additionally, colocation facilities provide an environment of security and redundancy.

Colocation

Colocation (often spelled as “collocation” or “co-location”) is the provisioning or use of space and/or bandwidth in a data center for lease by customers.

Customers install servers or telecommunications equipment in the leased space. Typically, the leased space consists of rackspace in the form of full cabinets or a portion of a cabinet measured in Rack Units or RU (1RU comprises 1.75 vertical inches of space). Larger spaces, such as a caged portion of one room or private rooms or suites are sometimes offered for lease.

Customers typically connect to the Internet using bandwidth leased by the facility at a predetermined cost and transfer rate (also known as a “contracted rate”). At certain colocation facilities, customers may also provision their own bandwidth through a carrier of their choosing (facilities that allow this are called “carrier neutral”). Colocated customers using the facility’s bandwidth usually experience a significant bandwidth cost savings.

Colocation has several advantages for the customer. In contrast to managed hosting, in which the customer is provided service through equipment owned by the ISP, customers use their own equipment in the leased space. Additionally, colocation facilities provide an environment of security and redundancy. Security is achieved through the use of physical measures, including locking cabinets, keyed access to the server room and video surveillance. Non-physical security measures include network monitoring and bandwidth auditing. Redundancy is achieved through the facility’s use of UPS and/or generator systems to negate the effects of on-the-grid power outages, the facility’s provisioning of several on-net connections through distinct carriers and the facility’s integration of load-balancing or firewall technologies within its network. This blend of security and redundancy makes colocation an ideal solution for customers seeking a stable platform for mission-critical applications.

Mirco Coloco

1RU  – $60 per month

  • Includes 100 GB traffic per month*
  • For larger vertical machines, $60/month per additional U**
  • For example, a 4U machine costs $60 + 3($60)= $240/month
  • 1x 110VAC Power Outlet per U
  • 1x Fast Ethernet per customer.
Marco Coloco

Full Cabinet

  • 42 U
  • 1 20-amp circuit, 110V
  • Biometric access control
  • Escorted or unescorted access
  • Double Interlocking Mantrap
  • Internet Access burstable to 100Mb/s
  • 24/7/365 On-Site NOC Staff

 

Half Cabinet

  • 20 U
  • 1 10-amp circuit, 110V
  • Biometric access control
  • Escorted or unescorted access
  • Double Interlocking Mantrap
  • Internet Access burstable to 100Mb/s
  • 24/7/365 On-Site NOC Staff
  • Each half cabinet keyed separately

 

Cage Space / Private Suite – Contact for details

Telecom

Coloco offers a wide variety of telecom colocation and service solutions including:

For ISP's

You can host your VoIP gateway, or you can put your modems here. A range of VoIP services is available in a variety of configurations. Your gateway can be colocated here and we can supply your PSTN connection via cross connect to any telephone provider or you can use an internet connection for your gateway services.

Other Businesses

By using your own colocated VoIP gateway, voicemail system, fax broadcaster, or company dial-up modems at Coloco, you can the have the pricing and variety of service that are only available in the central office of a telephone company.

 

Our Facilities

Beltsville, MD

Mid-way between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. This building is the only civilian facility to achieve both the Federal Reliability Certification Board and the Uptime Council Tier IV certification level for operational reliability by design. This facility is adjacent to a Verizon Central Office.

Built in and on-net, more than 150 major networks and IP carriers including: Verizon, ZAYO, Time Warner, Comcast, Level 3, AT&T, Fibergate, Global Crossing, Cavalier, XO, Abovenet, Qwest, Cogent, PCCW BTN, and RCN.

Maximum Available Space:
42,747 square feet (prior to pending expansion)

Other Specifications:

  • 24×7 on site technical and security personnel.
  • Carrier Neutral with true “Meet Me Rooms” for connection to your carrier of choice.
  • Diverse cable entry points (x4).
  • Shared colocation cabinets (by-the-U), locking cabinets, half cabinets and telco racks are available at all times.
  • Cages and private suites as well as ultra-secure SCIF space is available to meet custom requirements.
  • Telco and Datacenter grade space is also available.
  • Custom Installations available.
  • Stratum 1 NTP clock services available.
  • Critical functions such as HVAC and UPS: All at minimum 2N redundancy.
  • Full power protection diverse A, B, & C supplies distributed via 4000A 480V passive inter-locking bus with built-in bypass.
  • Multiple generators.
  • 6MW power supply to footprint, 60MW available.
  • 400 w psf available.
  • Industry experts, alumni from the best Internet firms in the world.
  • SAS-70 Type II (pending).
  • Roof rights available.
Laruel, MD - Sold Out

Mid-way between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore. This building is adjacent to the Verizon Central Office and was previously owned by Bell/Verizon. As a consequence, there is extensive conduit between our facility and the Verizon CO.

Maximum Available Space:
13,000 square feet, 6,500 on each of two floors (entire current building).
(entire present structure prior to an anticipated expansion).

Other Specifications:

  • Carrier Neutral.
  • On-Net connectivity presently through: AiNET, FiberLight and TWTC.
  • Shared colocation space and Private Suites.
  • Custom Installations available.
  • Critical functions such as HVAC and UPS: All Liebert, Eaton and Power Ware.
  • Full power protection (UPS + GEN).
  • Multiple generators.
  • Industry experts, alumni from the best Internet firms in the world.
  • Roof rights available.

Contact Us

Phone

1-888-3AiNET3
(1-888-324-6383)

Email

Address

11700 Montgomery Rd.
Beltsville, MD 20705

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