Colo5, LLC Expands To Central Florida Market, Lakeland

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Colo5, LLC, a leading independent data center operator headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, announced it will be building out a new data center in Lakeland, Florida. The new center is scheduled to open in March 2013, servicing the Central Florida market.

Colo5 chose Lakeland because of land elevation, access to freeways, power costs, the city's fiber optic networks, and to attract business from Central Florida including cities such as Orlando and Tampa. Colo5 will occupy a facility of about 105,000 square feet in Lakeland. The company plans a $20 million data center and disaster recovery workspace to be built out in 10,000-square-foot phases during the next three years. The new location plans to house both retail and wholesale clients and is designed to be more energy efficient than the Jacksonville location.

"We've experienced 950% growth since 2008," said Doug Recker, CEO of Colo5. "It's the right time to expand and capture more businesses that need world class disaster recovery services, full service colocation and cloud services."

Colocation protects a company's IT infrastructure from sabotage, theft, hardware malfunction, viruses, man-made and natural disasters. Colo5 will also offer a robust offering of cloud services; a viable solution for small to enterprise size businesses. The Lakeland data center will be SSAE16 certified, will feature redundant power and 24/7 year-round support among other facility features.

Recker said, "The Colo5 commitment to excellence is what sets us apart from our competitors. We are excited for 2013 and we're ready to bring excellent customer service and flexibility to the data center industry in Central Florida."

Colo5 currently houses clients in industries such as retail, banking, managed services, and healthcare. Data centers such as Colo5 provide its customers the certainty of uptime and network stability by supplying redundant sources of power, bandwidth and cooling efficiently in a secure setting.

For more information about Colo5's Lakeland facility and cloud services contact Doug Recker at (904) 394-9611 or

About Colo5, LLC

Colo5 is a leading independent data center operator offering secure and hardened colocation and data recovery services to customers nationwide. With more than 120,000 square feet of dedicated facilities, Colo5 provides state-of-the-art security, redundant power systems, and a robust fiber network optimized for performance and speed to a host of demanding customers. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, the company's core infrastructure is rated to withstand hurricane category five forces to ensure maximum reliability and peace of mind. Colo5's data centers are designed to accommodate the changing power density and cooling needs of the colocation market while maintaining consistently superior levels of customer service and support. For more information on Colo5's data center services, please visit

CONTACT: Jessica Thomas at (904) 651-7976 or

COMPANY CONTACT: Doug Recker at (904) 394-9611 or