It is not uncommon for a business to ask a question about who has the cheapest colocation rates in a specific area. This is especially true when it comes to customers who reside in Europe and want their colocation services as near to them as possible. That’s where we’ll be turning our attention today.
We went through dozens of colocation providers to find the best of the best where value is concerned, but also where quality is concerned. As such, we feel confident offering you some insight into a few of our favorite choices.
Serverius is based out of the Netherlands and offers engineers every day of the year. They also welcome customers dropping by whenever they would like. This company provides all-in-one unit server colocation, which means that the price includes rack space, power, use of the network, and seven day a week assistance on site. In addition to that, Serverius offers free installation service. You simply send the hardware via FedEx, UPS, or DHL and they get it only for you. Serverius has four different options from 1U rack to 4U rack. All include a 1 Gbps uplink, free DDoS protection, 1 Gbps internet data traffic, and more.
Another option is Swiftway, which offers three different facilities. These are located in Poland and the Netherlands, but plans are in place to expand to France, Germany, and the UK. All facilities at Swiftway are built to provide N+1 or better power redundancy, and Intelligent Routing ensures high uptime and fast routing. Swiftway also holds the promise of only choosing datacenters in the Tier III or higher class. This brand offers a reasonable price, but you will have to contact them via email in order to get a quote based on what you need. Still, they are a solid possibility for colocation needs.
Another affordable option for colocation in Europe is PsychzNetworks. They have quarter rack colocation in London and Amsterdam. They also provide 1 Gbps port speed and 1 TB of bandwidth monthly. PsychzNetworks has flexible prices depending on the services that you require. This is another situation where you need to write in for a quote, but it’s a simple process, and you can expect a response fairly quickly. This company often has specials, as well, which are worth looking into.
Rax has a number of business options when it comes to colocation solutions. They support a fully redundant network with 100% uptime. They also host all servers in a Tier 4 data center. They’ve been around for over a decade, which shows they understand the business and are in it for the long haul, which can sometimes be a concern. Their servers are all dual powered and resource-rich with 10 Mbps global IP bandwidth to enjoy. The collocated servers are out of Bulgaria, and the company has 24/7 onsite NOC management support. They seem like a solid option for anyone who needs that constant uptime and high tier server facilities. Another perk is that they offer their prices right on the website.
Enzu is another colocation option that drew our eye. They have two colocation facilities, both of which are in the Netherlands. They have a list of security features that are pretty impressive with key cards and biometric scanners for facility entrance. There is also constant surveillance and both perimeter and interior IP-DVR. They offer Tier 1-3 facilities that are LEED certified, along with Enzu’s TruCloud Global Services Platform. This is another option that requires an email for a quote but based on the information; they seem to be both reliable, scalable, and affordable.
And there you have it. These five options for colocation in Europe should get you started on seeing what is out there. All had impressive features, although those vary a bit depending on the company. All you need to do is determine what you need and see which best fits your needs.