For security and control, many people want to run their own dedicated hardware without the ongoing costs of server rental and management. However, building and maintaining a highly redundant and scalable in-house data center and network with the necessary facilities and networking departments can be extremely expensive or nearly impossible.
Colocation allows you to put your servers in our enterprise-grade data centers with highly redundant network connectivity at a fraction of the cost of creating and maintaining your own in-house redundant facilities and network.
In each of our three locations, data center colocation from Steadfast includes:
- Fully redundant data centers to keep your data online
- A 100% uptime SLA to guarantee stability
- A choice of carrier options, connecting your server to the world
- Environmental protection against fire
- Free initial server racking
- Compliance with SSAE16 and SAS70
Chicago Wells Street Colocation
Our data center at 725 S. Wells Street, Chicago, offers colocation at a lower cost than what you would typically expect in a downtown location, up to 30% less than 350 E Cermak Rd, but that does not mean we have compromised on quality or connectivity, with direct links to our Cermak Rd location and a building meet-me-room (MMR) connected to Zayo, Cogent, Sidera, Verizon, CenturyLink and more.
Chicago Cermak Road Colocation
Our original data center, 350 E. Cermak Road, Chicago, is the primary carrier hotel in Chicago and the largest data center in the world with nearly 1 million square feet of data center space. premium space and premium connectivity, one of the world's premier facilities.
In addition to direct internet access through Equinix and meet-me-room connectivity to major providers, Cermak Road’s proximity to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (MCE) and Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) makes this an ideal choice for trading or financial activities.
New York Varick Street Colocation
On the East Coast, our data center at 121 Varick Street, New York, is well connected to the city’s premier carrier hotels including 111 8th and 60 Hudson.
As a result, you can get the performance and reliability you would expect from a premier location, at a fraction of the cost.
To keep your data online, you need to configure and manage your server and the infrastructure that supports it. Between these two activities, you could find yourself spending hours on management and not on your core business.
To help, Steadfast offers managed colocation services, including:
- System administration
- Physical hardware assistance
- Monitoring with proactive response
- Server backup and restore