With 43 colocation data centers, Denver has a global Cloudscene ranking of #29 and is the 11th most dense region* in the United States.
Considered to also be the fastest growing major city in the United States, there really is plenty to love about the “Mile High City” which has been named:
- One of the top cities leading the way for growth entrepreneurs (Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 2016)
- Among 365 US cities as the best city for tech professionals based on wages and home prices (Homes.com New Tech City Index, 2016)
- One of the hottest American places for new and expanding business due to its prime workforce, economic strength and rate of growth (Area Development)
- Alongside the best cities to start a career (WalletHub, 2016) and a ‘millennial magnet’ due to its attractive economy and youthful lifestyle (The New York Times, 2016)
- Number one in the Top 100 Best Places To Live in the US list (U.S. News & World Report)
According to JLL’s 2016 Data Center Outlook, demand in the region is being driven by retail colocation requirements and disaster recovery needs. The outlook summary also attributes Denver’s enterprise attractiveness to its workforce of technical talent and the central US location (which supports low latency specs and interconnectivity to communications networks serving Chicago and San Francisco).
It’s no surprise then that Colorado’s capital has attracted the likes of Coresite, Equinix, EdgeConnex, Zayo, T5 and ViaWest. But how do the data center operators stack up?
Based on the listings on Cloudscene, the top ten data centers in Denver are:
- Denver, 910Telecom
- DE1, Coresite
- 1500 Champa, Morgan Reed Group
- DE2, Coresite
- DEN1, Latisys
- DE1, Equinix
- EDCDEN01, EdgeConnex
- Fortrust Denver, IO
- Den-3431, Sungard Availability Services
- 1500 Champa St, Zayo
Our ecosystem-style ranking is unique to Cloudscene’s data and calculated based on the number of listed service providers and PoPs in each facility. To find out the top ten data centers and service providers in any market on Cloudscene check out Cloudscene’s rankings page
In terms of growth in Denver, ViaWest completed the remaining capacity at its 140,000 square feet Compark facility and CoreSite broke ground at its DE1 data center this year. In the second quarter of 2016, Coresite announced that it had executed a 10-year lease providing for the expansion of the facility with 23,000 square feet of shell capacity. At a cost of approximately $14m, Coresite expects to complete construction of the initial phase of 8,000 square feet early next year.
Prior to this, the last data center to cut the ribbon was OneNeck’s $20m Tier 3 data center in 2015 which was the operator’s first facility in Colorado and its ninth in the United States.
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*Based on the total number of colocation facilities listed on Cloudscene