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Colocation & Datacenter Services

 

  • Highest ranked Colocation Datacenters
  • Built with your data Security in mind: HIPAA, PCI, SOC Certified
  • High Power density
  • Now Serving Chicago & Most major U.S cities

Reasons to get Colocation

Your office or  your home will not be able to match the level of security, reliability, redundancy, network speed and peering capabilities found in datacenters. Let’s start the process of migrating away from non-compliant closets to enterprise grade top tier world class Datacenters.

Fast & Reliable Network

Speed and reliability with Colocation 

Your IT equipment belongs on a reliable, consistent Network built with redundancy. One that promises a 100% uptime and delivers. By moving into a Datacenter, you position your Business to start benefiting from innovative and modern technology. Compute at 10Gbps + instead 100 mbps or 1 gbps. Your office network cannot compare.

Edge Computing Capabilities

Compute at the Edge 

With Colocation, Businesses have the ability to build the needed infrastructure closer to their end-users. Process data at the periphery of the network, as close to the originating source as possible so that your client-base receive quicker results with little network capacity. With datacenters that are  geographically distributed, you now have a choice.

Disaster Recovery Solution

Colocation as a Disaster Recovery 

An organization without a disaster recovery plan in place can indefinitely impair success and tarnish its own reputation. By colocating, Businesses can launch a replication site away from production. Cloudfitters has space in Chicago, Washington DC area, Los Angeles, Phoenix and in Europe to make this a possibility. We are happy to even

Full Rack Colocation Space

Chicago and Surrounding areas

Space is measured  per Rack Unit in datacenter facilities. The smallest amount of colocation space available for lease is 1 U, which  is equal to approximately 19” wide by 36” deep and 1.75” tall. A full rack colocation is generally 42 U although some datacenters provide 40, 42, 48, 52 U and label it as full rack.

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Full Rack 42 to 52 U

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Specs

Space: 40-52 U Secure lockable Cabinet       Power: 20 Amp Power with redundancy Voltage: 110 Volt to 208 Volts  with UPS Network : Choose between 1 and 10 Gbps Bandwidth : 10 TB Included Free Monthly Access : 24/7/365 on Site security presence Support : Remote and Smart Hands available Tickets : Dedicated Customer Portal
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Starting at $800/M

Pricing varies based on location and exact specification selected. For a more customized and accurate price-point, please submit an inquiry and someone will get back to you.
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Half Rack Colocation Space

Chicago and Surrounding areas

A half rack colocation is a 21U, 36.75″ Height Rack Space that occupies half of full cabinet. Half rack implies that the cabinet will be shared between your organization and other clients. Some datacenter have lockable half racks while some do not. With a half rack, small, medium size businesses can comfortably host their entire infrastructure, Cost usually starts at $450.00 per month

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Half rack 21 U

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Specs

Space: 21-24 U Space       Power: 20 Amp Power with redundancy Voltage: 110 Volt to 208 Volts  with UPS Network : Choose between 1 and 10 Gbps Bandwidth : 10 TB Included Free Monthly Access : 24/7/365 on Site security presence Support : Remote and Smart Hands available Tickets : Dedicated Customer Portal
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Starting at $450/m

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Partial Rack Colocation Space

Chicago and Surrounding areas

We offer partial rack Colocation from single devices 1 U, 2U, quarter Rack up to 15U. Reach out with your partial rack colocation needs and we will provide options.

Partial rack 1 to 15 U

   
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Space: 1 to 15 U Secure Shared Cabinet Power: 1-20 Amp Power with redundancy Voltage: 110 Volt to 208 Volts  with UPS Network : Choose between 1 and 10 Gbps Bandwidth : 10 TB Included Free Monthly Access : 24/7/365 on Site security presence Support : Remote and Smart Hands available Tickets : Dedicated Customer Portal
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Starts at $59.00/m

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Why Colocation?

Connect and Interconnect

Gain direct physical connectivity right at the edge for low latency and high availability to the partner of choice. Choose Cloud, Storage or any Network beneficial to your organization.

Workload security

Your office is not a Datacenter. Move your data to a controlled and secure environment to satisfy compliance while improving workload performance.

Save money

By migrating your existing hardware to a datacenter, you save by not investing into new hardware. Simply pay for space, power and network.

Disaster Recovery

Select a disaster recovery location away from your current production environment. In the event of a disaster your colocation site becomes your backbone for business continuity.

Where in Chicago ?

Downtown Chicago

Downtown Chicago 

CH1 : Coresite 427 S Lasalle 

CH2: CoreSite 1432 S Clinton St

CH1, 2,  4 : Equinix 350 E Cermak

 

Northwest Suburbs

Northwest Suburbs

CH3: Equinix 1905 Lunt Av , Elk Gove

GIG: 545 N Algonquin Rd, Arlington Heights

 

West Chicago

West Chicago,

SBA Edge : 603 W Discovery Drive

 

North Side

TBA 

Schaumburg Area

TBA

South Suburbs

South Side, Chicago 

CH7: 111 Plaza Drive. Westmont

Datacenters with High Network capacity and World-class Peering.

Why Businesses partner with Cloudfitters?

Pre-arranged cost effective & Priority space allocation
Ability to offer partial rack space.
Gain a global footprint
Robust power density options
HIPAA, PCI, SOC2, ISO, FISMA certified Datacenters
100% Uptime SLA-backed
Inter-connectivity to cloud, Network providers or partners
24/7 on site presence
Logged and verified visits with biometrics
Dedicated account Manager


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Included with our Colocation Services

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Around the Clock presence

24/7 On site presence with support availability by phone. Visit the facility with no restriction anytime, any day.

Remote hands availability

We provide free basic remote hands. Call us and let us know what you need done. If it doesn't' require having to open the server, it's free.

Highest Security

Physical security with around the clock cameras, in person check-in, biometrics & proximity card readers. Certified & Compliant
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Reliable Network

We provide each one of our clients a blend of top tier bandwidth with a 100% Uptime guarantee

High density

Each one of our datacenters provides redundant and consistent high power electricity for your appliances. Choose 120 to 208+ volts,
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Interconnect

Inside our datacenters, our customers can choose to connect to any Cloud, Storage or Application provider on site for a quicker result.

Our Datacenter Partners

World Class Facilities with Unrivaled Peering and connectivity

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Cloudfitters partners with Coresite for Colocation Services

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Connect globally, reach end-users faster

Take advantage of our centrally located Datacenters in Chicago to quickly connect to your end-users as if you were local.

Locations

Major US Cities

Atlanta, Boston, Chicago,IL and Metro area, Culpeper, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, FL; Jacksonville, FL, New York, Philadelphia, Seattle, Silicon, Valley, Ashburn, Va; Sillicon Valley, Denver, CO; New York, NY; Boston, MA; Los Angeles, CA; Ashburn, VA ; Washington DC and metro

Canada and South America

Canada: Toronto; Calgary Kamloops, Montreal, Ottawa, Saint John, Vancouver, Winnipeg Mexico: Mexico City, Monterrey Brazil : Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo Osaka, Japan; Colombia : Bogotá

Europe #1

Bulgaria: Sofia / Finland: Helsinki / France: Paris /Germany: Dusseldorf Frankfurt Hamburg Munich/ Ireland: Dublin/ Italy: Milan /Netherlands: Amsterdam Enschede Zwolle /Oman: Muscat /

Europe # 2

Poland: Warsaw /Portugal: Lisbon /Spain: Barcelona Madrid Seville/ Sweden: Stockholm /Switzerland: Geneva Zurich /Turkey: Istanbul/ UAE: Abu Dhabi Dubai /United Kingdom: London Manchester

Colocation FAQs

Why choose Colocation?

Owning and operating a Datacenter simply cost millions. Unless you have a strong business case for owning one, most companies choose to colocate (rent space) from providers who have such business model. As result, many of our clients find it cost-effective and secure to outsource. In fact, with an increase for working remote for employees, a centralized environment to host all of your core business applications makes sense. We’ve compiled few key reasons why colocation would make sense:

 

1- Your office is not a datacenter :

For optimal performance, your servers and network devices need to have proper cooling,  redundant power and network connectivity. In a datacenter, uptime is set to 99-100% because they offer uninterruptible power supply (UPS), emergency backup generators  and HVAC System to ensure stability & reliability even in the face of natural disasters. Redundancies also allow the colocation provider to perform maintenance without taking a single customer offline.

 

 

2- Compliance and Security:

Compliance has become a centerpiece of data planning. In the financial and health care verticals especially, it is exceedingly expensive to maintain compliant in-house data centers. Using a commercial colocation data center facility enables organizations to more easily and cost effectively maintain compliance with ever-changing federal regulations and industry standards. Many colocation facilities adhere to the specific administrative, physical, and technical safeguards set by the HITECH Act and are HIPAA compliant or PCI compliant. Most of these facilities have 24/7/365 in person security, restricted access etc…

 

3- Disaster Recovery :

Having a primary Datacenter is great, but what are your plans if it goes down?  Colocation facilities allow customers to colocate servers for disaster recovery replication or leverage additional disaster-recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) offerings from the data center provider. We work with our customer to make this a reality.

 

What's the meaning of Colocation?

What is Colocation?

Colocation or “colo” is the practice of renting space from a third party datacenter to host your servers or other computing devices. In a colocation setting, businesses are provided with networking, physical security, redundant power and redundant cooling. We have a strong partnership with both local Chicago datacenters, the continental U.S and abroad. If looking for Private Cages, Full Rack/Cabinet, Half Rack or single server colocation, we can help. We get involved from the hardware shipping or procurement process to the time your servers are connected and online.

Can I connect my on premise devices to a Datacenter?

If moving your services to a Datacenter is not an option for your company, we can still help with getting a dedicated private connectivity to your office(s). This is a Direct Internet Access (DIA) coming directly from our providers with connection speed ranging from as low as 50 mbps to up to 150 Gbps. We currently offer:

– IP TRANSIT SERVICES

Traffic from an ISP or customer network to the Transit Provider Network.

– POINT TO POINT CONNECTION

Uninterrupted direct connection between your on premise infrastructure and datacenter.

– CLOUD CONNECT

Direct private connection to your cloud provider : AWS, GOOGLE CLOUD or AZURE

Why choose a Private Cage Colocation Space?

Choosing private cage data center colocation ensures that the highest level of security protects your resources. Only IT professionals from within your organization and technicians at the data center in question will be able to access those private cages – no other client will have access to your valuable equipment. Private suites also provide more flexible cooling options. Instead of taking the needs of multiple clients into consideration, a data center can customize the cooling options for the cages within the suite to the exact specifications that are needed for your servers.