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3 of the Best Data Center Broker Websites

As businesses try to find the best solution for their colocation needs, data center brokers have increasingly started to play an important role in this process.3 of the Best Data Center Broker Websites As a result, some websites have popped up over the years to help fill in the gaps.

The primary benefit of engaging a broker is to get help with identifying opportunities that might not have been known to the business itself. When you work with good data center brokers, they will take the time to learn about your needs and identify opportunities that are best suited for your enterprise.

 Sometimes these leads won’t pan out as you might discover that your solutions don’t fit the client’s requirements (during the pre-sales qualification process). Sometimes these leads may also be presented to many providers, but this isn’t a disadvantage as your facility can stand out from the competition. It can also help the sales process if a potential client has a reasonable understanding of what to offer in the area.

1. QuoteColo.com

When you look around for colocation brokers, the name QuoteColo will pop up quite often. They have been around for over 15 years and offer a free service to help match colocation buyers with cost-effective and reputable providers of the following:

  • Cloud hosting
  • Dedicated servers
  • Managed hosting

Unlike many other broker websites, QuoteColo is only focused on colocation, managed hosting, and dedicated servers. Once you submit your requirements on their website, you will receive multiple quotes within a day or two.

2. WiredRE.com

Wired Real Estate Group or WiredRE is North America’s leading independent colocation, cloud, and data center advisory firm. Further, they’re also the leading independent data center advisor in the United Kingdom.

The company website has one of the largest (if not the largest) database of data center and colocation locations around the world. Further, they also host the biggest colocation and data center social network.

3. COLOpeople.com

COLOpeople are brokers for data centers that focus on helping businesses find and manage quality cloud providers and data centers. They also specialize in helping buyers better understand this complicated process while providing support every step of the way (at no cost).

Their national database of data centers is quite extensive and provides all the details buyers will be looking for. Thus, a lot of time can be saved by using this resource, even if the buyer is doing their homework themselves.

The Bottom Line

A lot of data centers are not on the internet. As a result, broker websites enable you to identify who else is out there and what services are being offered. These websites are beneficial for both colocation buyers and data center providers themselves (to help better understand the competition).

As data centers multiply to meet the growing needs of the Internet of Things (IoT), data center brokers and their websites will continue to play a vital role in matching buyers and providers.


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