Datacenters.com Forms Alliance with American Tower to Deliver Edge Computing

26 Aug 2020 by Bob West

ENGLEWOOD, CO. AUGUST 26, 2020Datacenters.com, the leading technology platform, directory and marketplace for buyers and sellers of IT infrastructure services globally announced a strategic alliance with American Tower to offer colocation hosting and edge data centers.

As part of the agreement, Datacenters.com is now offering American Tower’s colocation data center services and edge data center footprint. American Tower currently has six edge data centers in its portfolio supporting adoption of edge computing and Internet of things (IoT) as demand grows. Their locations include Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Jacksonville, Austin and Denver.

“It’s exciting to see how edge computing is unfolding,” said Mike Allen, SVP of Solutions and Engineering at Datacenters.com. “Pushing data to the edge is going to become a critical factor in the adoption of future technologies like IoT, autonomous vehicles and cloud applications.”

Datacenters.com helps its users purchase colocation hosting, cloud services and network infrastructure solutions online with a directory of hundreds of providers and thousands of data center locations globally. This includes listings and map views of traditional colocation facilities, cloud availability zones, disaster recovery sites, and now edge data center locations.

American Tower’s leading portfolio of wireless communications sites provides the ideal locations for our customers to enable wireless connectivity and optimize the coverage and capacity of their networks.  To satisfy the increasing demand for edge computing and regional data centers, American tower has recently expanded its multitenant solutions, leveraging its nationwide footprint and access to space, power, and connectivity to include edge data center offerings.  These new self-contained edge data centers are available for colocation in select markets.

“As American Tower expands its edge data center business, we are working to ensure our data centers are a top consideration for those looking to build out their network and edge infrastructure,” said Eric Watko, VP of Product Line Solutions, US Tower Innovation for American Tower.  “Partnering with Datacenters.com provides us access to one of the largest directories.”

All American Tower edge data centers have been added to the Datacenters.com directory. They are also participating in the IGNITE Project Platform®, a digital RFP tool that helps Datacenters.com users streamline IT procurement by reducing the time it takes to research, contact and receive proposals from colocation providers matching their requirements.

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About Datacenters.com

Datacenters.com is the #1 technology platform and marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of colocation, cloud, connectivity, managed services, and related IT services. We are dedicated to one thing – helping IT professionals research, purchase, and manage their technologies across a diverse range of solutions, providers and vendors.

Since 2014, Datacenters.com has attracted more than 1.4 million visitors. The platform provides detailed information on 328 providers, 2,921 data center facilities, and 204 marketplace products globally.

Datacenters.com is the sister company of Global Consulting Group, Inc. (GCG), a leading technology services distributor and IT consulting company headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

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Media Contact:

Bob West
VP of Marketing at Datacenters.com
Email: bob@datacenters.com
Phone: 303-406-2108

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Bob West

Bob West is a tech-savvy, digital enthusiast with a deep-rooted passion for data centers, cloud, internet exchanges (IX) and blockchain. He was a driving force within the original team that built Datacenters.com in 2011. It’s his belief that a new breed of data centers will become increasingly important as we move towards IoT, AI, and edge computing.

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