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I've found myself discussing colo options in Atlanta with a number of people recently. Since there still are a number of folks looking at colo options I thought I'd post some info. Most of this information is based on my recollection of facilities I've been in. As it is based on memory it likely contains some errors. I'll gladly correct any mistakes I am notified of. Mail me - andy@andy.net

This guides contains facilities with >1000 sq. ft datacenters in the metro Atlanta area which offer collocation services. Note, not all listed datacenters offer transit. Some locations are more carrier oriented or in close enough proximity to a Meet-Me-Room that the operators expect you to establish your own transit.

I need to add a number of things to this page in some cases I already have the info in others I don't. If you can contribute additional facts about a location please let me know. (Please keep in mind any NDAs you may have signed before you send me info).
-Andy

56 Marietta
BellSouth
Exodus / Cable and Wireless
e^deltacom
GlobalCompass
Globix (Comstar)
Inflow
Level3
LinkAmerica
Qwest
Sprint
Switch and Data
UUNet / Worldcom 'Megahub'

Assorted other companies I don't know much about

Colo in other cities near Atlanta

Former Providers

56 Marietta
www.56marietta.com
Data Center Size: 160,000 sq. ft.
Address: 56 Marietta St., Atlanta, GA
NPA-NXX: 404-525
Upstream(s): Non-transit
ASN: N/A ()
Address Space: N/A
Power: 100 watts/sq. ft. @ 480V
Generator Capacity: Multiple generators > 10,000 gallons fuel storage
Battery / Flywheel runtime: ?
Cooling:
Fire supression: Dry-pipe pre-action
Notes:

BellSouth
www.bellsouth.net
Data Center Size: sq. ft.
Address:
NPA-NXX:
Upstream(s):
ASN: ()
Address Space:
Power:
Generator Capacity:
Battery / Flywheel runtime:
Cooling:
Fire Suppression:
Notes:

C&W (formerly Exodus)
www.exodus.net
Data Center Size: ~250,000 sq. ft.
Address: 101 Aquilla Way (behind Six Flags out I-20 West)
NPA-NXX:
Upstream(s): Exodus / Cable and Wireless
ASN: 3967 (ASN-CW-AS3967)
Address Space: Various blocks out of 216.32.0.0/14,
Power:
Generator Capacity:
Battery / Flywheel runtime:
Cooling:
Fire supression: Dry-pipe pre-action?
yy Security:
Notes:

e^deltacom
e^deltacom
Data Center Size: ~300,000 sq. ft.
Address:300 Satellite Blvd., Suwanee, GA
NPA-NXX: 678-835?
Upstream(s): AT&T, C&W, Level3, UUNet
ASN: 20141 (EDELTACOM-SUW-300)
Address Space: 66.35.144.0/22, 209.16.252.0/24
Power:
Generator Capacity:
Battery / Flywheel runtime: Flywheels for ~2 minutes until generator start-up
Cooling: 5 * 1250 Ton chillers (500k gallons chilled water)
Fire supression: VESDA sampling FM-200 + dry-pipe double action sprinklers
Security: single entry (+ loading dock) key cards, biometric scanners and cameras throughout.
Notes: Huge space. Big Auditoreum. Customer lab/staging space.

GlobalCompass
www.globalcompass.com
Data Center Size: sq. ft.
Address: 56 Marietta St. 4th floor
NPA-NXX: 404-525
Upstream(s): Marietta FiberNet
ASN: 22653 (ASN-GLOBALCOMPASS)
Address Space: 66.154.64.0/19
Power:
Generator Capacity:
Battery / Flywheel runtime:
Cooling:
Fire supression: Dry-pipe pre-action
Security:
Notes:

Globix (Comstar)
www.globix.com
Data Center Size: 1200 sq. ft.
Address: 2812 Spring Road, Suite 210 (Near I-285 at Cobb Parkway)
NPA-NXX: 770-485?
Upstream(s): Globix
ASN: 4513 (ASN-TIG)
Address Space: 208.216.80.0/21, 208.222.120.0/21, 209.195.0.0/18. 206.65.48.0/20
Power:
Generator Capacity: ?
Battery / Flywheel runtime:
Cooling:
Fire Suppression:
Notes: The space is a bit small, but adequate. The amount of address space they have routed to Atlanta seem s really high.

Inflow
www.inflow.com
Address: 1055 Spring St. NW
Data Center Size: ~10,000 sq. ft.
NPA-NXX: 404-898
Upstream(s): AT&T
ASN: 19294 (Inflow8)
Address Space: 216.183.126.0/23, 66.45.76.0/23, 66.45.15.0/24, 66.45.16.0/22
Power:
Generator Capacity: 2 Diesel generators 500 kW each?
Battery / Flywheel runtime:
Cooling:
Fire supression: ?
Security: Must sign in and be escorted
Notes:

Level3
www.level3.com
Data Center Size: ~150,000 (Courtland) 120,000 (Peachtree) sq. ft.
Address: 345 Courtland & 180 Peachtree (adding significant space), 56 Marietta (no colo, just transit a nd interconnect?), 55 Park Place
NPA-NXX:
Upstream(s): Level3
ASN: 3356 (ASN-LEVEL3)
Address Space: 209.244.115.0/23
Power:
Generator Capacity:
Battery / Flywheel runtime:
Cooling:
Fire Suppression:
Security: Card reader, biometrics, cameras
Notes: It looks like all L3 and Genuity colo will be centralized in Atlanta and Denver. They're picking up a big chunk of the Macy's building (180 P'tree) and will be moving many folks to ATL.

LinkAmerica
LinkAmerica
Data Center Size: This entry does not meet the size guidelines listed above. It is a much smaller facility, but it is the only colo I know of in North Georgia. If you want to be close to your equipment and you're in North Georgia this is your best bet.
Address: Sautee (between Cleveland and Helen)
Upstreams: Worldcom/MCI & AT&T

PSI (does Cogent run this facility now or was it sold to another firm?)

Qwest
www.qwest.net
Data Center Size: 75,000 sq. ft.
Address:
NPA-NXX:
Upstream(s): Qwest
ASN: ()
Address Space:
Power:
Generator Capacity:
Battery / Flywheel runtime:
Cooling:
Fire Suppression:
Notes:

Sprint
www.sprintesolutions.com
Data Center Size: 100,000 sq. ft.
Address:
NPA-NXX:
Upstream(s): Sprint
ASN: ()
Address Space:
Power:
Generator Capacity:
Battery / Flywheel runtime:
Cooling:
Fire Suppression:
Notes:

Switch and Data
www.switchanddata.com
Data Center Size: 13,000 sq. ft.
Address: 56 Marietta
NPA-NXX: 404-525
Upstream(s): Space only, no transit, but building has: Cogent, Level3, Verio, UUNet, etc via switch and dat a meet me room
ASN: N/A ()
Address Space: N/A
Power:
Generator Capacity: 750 kW
Battery / Flywheel runtime:
Cooling:
Fire Suppression: pre-action dry-pipe
Notes:

UUNet
www.uu.net
Data Center Size: 87,000 sq. ft.
Address: 600? Interstate North Parkway
NPA-NXX:
Upstream(s): UUNet
ASN: ()
Address Space:
Power: 4 feeds - 7000 kW
Generator Capacity: 2 * 1500 kW (Diesel) 2 * 10,000 gallons diesel
Battery / Flywheel runtime: Batteries 30 minutes
Cooling: 4 chillers ? Tons
Fire Suppression: dry-pipe, dual-action
Notes: large, but feels a bit cramped.


Providers I know very little about:
(A few folks have asked me if these providers are in any way inferior to the ones listed above. Some probably are, while others may be better than locations listed above. I simply do not know. I have not been in these facilities or heard from enough people I trust to confirm details. If you're looking for colo and have the time to conduct a full search I'd consider every facility. Feel free to send me details of what you find.)

5Star / Dragon Networks
www.5sc.net
Address: Contact address is in Norcross
Upstream(s): GlobalCompass ASN: 6982 (Vecnet)
Address Space: 209.124.64.0/19
Notes: Name servers are on adjacent IPs.

AT&T
www.att.net
Data Center Size: 250,000 sq. ft. in Lithia Springs
2400 KW of uninterruptible power, and an 1800-ton chilled water plant
8,000 KW generator power

atlantawebhost
www.atlantawebhost.com
Some of the claims on their website don't match what I noticed doing some lookups and traces. They seem to be single homed to C&W.

BroadRiver
www.broadriver.com
Address: 1000 Hemphill Ave. (near GA Tech.)
Upstream(s): Qwest and: Savvis
ASN: 13703 (ASN-NETSYSTECHINC)
Address Space: 216.88.0.0/20, 216.24.160.0/20
Fire Suppression: VESDA + FM200
HVAC: Claimed redundancy of N+2
Power: AC (up to 220V 30Amp) and Dc feeds to cabs/racks. Diesel and Nat. Gas generators.
Security: Card-key + biometrics.
Notes: Each address block appears to be single-homed to Savvis (216.24.160/20) or Qwest (216.88/20).

Capital Internet / Coloatlanta
www.coloatlanta.com
Address: 200 Sandy Springs Place
Upstream(s): Internap
ASN: 21560 (ASN-CAPITAL-TECHNOLOGY)
Address Space: 63.175.100.0/24, 63.173.68.0/24, 208.4.52.0/24, 204.214.92.0/24, 208.32.175.0/24

CET Networks
www.cetnetworks.com
Address 1: 55 Marietta
Address 2: 230 Peachtree (formerly NetRail)
Upstreams: GigE Verio & Williams
ASN: 22394 (EBROADBANDNOW)
Address Space: Lots of small allocations (/23, /24) in PA space, /19 of PI space
Power: Redundant in-line power for the entire facility.
Security: Secure Cabinet enclosures Biometric to access the vault and proximity cards to access the facility. 24/7 guards
Notes: 1,200 sq ft secure Vaulted (Literally 2 ft thick steel doors at both ends.) + 2,200 sq ft mid tier secure colo @ 55 Marietta. 5,200 sq. ft. of raised floor @ 230 P'tree.

Dinix
www.dinix.com
Address: 55 Marietta
Upstreams: Internap
ASN:
Address Space:
Power: Dual 750 kVa Liebert.
Security:
Notes: In Internap's space @ 55 Marietta.

EDS
www.eds.com

HP
www.hp.com
Notes: 6 Generators 3 days of run-time

IBM
www.ibm.com

Internap
www.internap.com
Address: ?
Upstream(s): GTE (BBN), UUNet, Sprint, ?
ASN: 14745 (ASNBLK-INTERNAP-BLOCK-4)
Address Space: 216.52.192.0/23, 216.52.194.0/24
Notes:

Looking Glass
www.lglass.net
Address: ?
Upstream(s): ? ASN:
Address Space:
Notes:

MetroNexus Atlanta
http://www.metronexus.com/properties/atlanta/overview/overview
Address: 1033 Jefferson St.
Upstreams: N/A - Fiber from BellSouth, Level(3), Sprint, Worldcom
Notes: Total facility 940,000 sq. ft. (Sprint has 10% of space for an 'esolutions center').

NetSentinel
www.netsentinel.net
Address: Corporate - 227 Sandy Springs Place, Sandy Springs
Again the website seems to imply they are larger than they appear from traces ARIN lookups, etc. No ASN, less than a /24 of address space in their name, DNS on another network, etc...

Southern Telecom
www.southern-telecom.com
Address: 270 Peachtree
Power: 3 * 4800 amp DC
Battery / Flywheel runtime: Batteries 8 hours
Fire Suppression: Oxygen replacement (e.g. Inergen)

TranXact Global / DV2 www.tranxactglobal.com
Address: 55 Marietta
ASN: 3595 (NET-DEPO) and 16626 (DV2-NET)
Address Space: 209.51.128.0/19
Upstreams: Cogent, Williams/Ebroadbandnow,
Notes: Domain servers are on adjacent IPs in same subnet. Why do people do this??? I'll secondary on a rem ote network if you're really in a pinch for a non-local secondary.
DNS1.DV2.NET 209.51.128.17
ATLMAIL.DV2.NET 209.51.128.18


Other regional colos

CNC2 www.cnc2.info
Address: Birmingham, AL
ASN:
Address Space:
Upstreams: ICG
Notes:


No longer in the Atlanta Market

Aperian ???
Broadwing (pulled out of Atlanta Internap facility)
Interliant pulling out of ATL as of 12/2002
NetRail (out of business)

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