Dallas Data Center Partners with The Planet to Deliver ‘Colo By The U’

September 8, 2010 by  

Hosting ServicesHOUSTON – The Planet, the global hosting leader, today announced that Dallas Data Center, a provider of Colo By The U, is the company’s newest referral partner, and joins its growing portfolio of referral agents within the Partner Plus program. Through the partnership, The Planet provides colocation services from its wholly owned Plano, Texas, D7 data center to Dallas Data Center customers who require less than a full server cabinet.

Dallas Data Center specializes in colocation, managed hosting, virtualization, disaster recovery and cloud computing. Its Colo By The U line of business is flexible and scalable, and allows customers to house their equipment in a secure data center without minimum cabinet-size constraints. Customers can start small and expand their technology footprint as they grow, while paying only for the cabinet space required.

“Many businesses want to manage their own IT environments, and recognize that office closets or servers under desks are no place for critical company data,” said Tim Freeze, CEO of Dallas Data Center. “Colo By The U caters to customers who are tech-savvy enough to manage their own servers, but may not have enough hardware to fill an entire cabinet. We chose The Planet as our partner to deliver our services, and our customers reap the benefits of a world-class data center that provides 100 percent uptime and a robust network, all within a cost-effective model.”

“Company data, from customer and financial information to strategic databases, is the lifeblood of any business,” said Drew Jenkins, channel sales manager for The Planet. “As more companies worry about how to secure that data, they look to providers like The Planet that offer data centers with 24/7 protection and redundant power. By partnering with Dallas Data Center, we’re able to offer these benefits to an even broader set of customers.”

About Dallas Data Center
Dallas Data Center (DDC) specializes in Colo By The U, managed hosting, virtualization, business continuity and cloud computing. DDC’s Colo By The U facility operated by The Planet was opened in 2009 in north Dallas and has 106,000 square feet available for colocation services. The new facility offers a world-class SAS 70 Type II-audited colocation environment with unmatched network speed and bandwidth capacity, local and remote Network Operations Centers, expert support services, and high power-density. To learn more about Dallas Data Center and its colocation services, visit

About The Planet
The Planet is the leading provider of On Demand IT Infrastructure solutions, hosting more than 18,000 small- and medium-size businesses and 12 million Web sites worldwide. Customers have the power to choose from the broadest range of hosting solutions in the industry, from dedicated servers, Essential Managed Services, Managed Hosting and data center colocation, all backed by 24x7x365 support. With the best choice of servers, software tools and world-class service, backed by state-of-the-art data centers and an enterprise-class network, The Planet turns IT into a powerful competitive advantage that enables customers to grow their businesses. For additional information, visit

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