Colo Atl expands downtown Atlanta colocation facility

Atlanta-based network-neutral colocation, data center, and interconnection services provider Colo Atl says it will expand its facility at 55 Marietta Street downtown. The JT Communications company says it will add 6,400 square feet, bring its total footprint at the 55 Marietta Street location to approximately 24,000 square feet.

Atlanta-based network-neutral colocation, data center, and interconnection services provider Colo Atl says it will expand its facility at 55 Marietta Street downtown. The JT Communications company says it will add 6,400 square feet, bring its total footprint at the 55 Marietta Street location to approximately 24,000 square feet.

"In the last few years we've seen a number of new technologies that are changing how data centers operate coupled with the growth of fiber interconnections," stated Tim Kiser, owner and founder of Colo Atl. "It's our job to expand and evolve with the technology and facilitate meaningful interconnection capabilities, today and for years to come. The need is apparent and we're responding."

Founded in November 2001, Colo Atl uses the Marietta Street facility to offer colocation and meet me area (MMA) interconnection capabilities to more than 80 local, regional, and global network operators. The 55 Marietta Street location also houses Colo Atl's sister companies, the Southeast Network Access Point (SNAP) and Georgia Technology Center (GTC).

"As the U.S. market experiences growth and investment in all areas, but particularly the intersection between fiber deployments for small cell backhaul and content distribution, those that are already in the game need to expand to meet that demand at the core," said Hunter Newby, partner in Colo Atl and founder and CEO of Allied Fiber (see "Allied Fiber's southeastern dark fiber route links to Colo Atl"). "This expansion helps to ensure that there is ample conditioned space ready for the scaling of our national network infrastructure."

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