Data Center Colocation

Colocate with 5NINES

There is a lot to consider when deciding where and how to physically store your data. Data centers have many technical requirements to ensure proper security, accessibility, main and backup power supply, fire detection and suppression, and disaster mitigation. For most small and medium-size businesses, the cost and expertise required to do it right is prohibitive, making colocation the best option.

With colocation, you can easily scale up your data center as your business grows without having to foot the bill for a purpose-built facility.

5NINES offers world-class, carrier-neutral colocation services in south-central, south-eastern and northern Wisconsin. Our unparalleled data center environments will keep your most critical data and equipment safe, secure and available 24/7.

Benefits of 5NINES Colocation


Colocation cuts out all of the startup costs of building a data center — like buying a building, hiring a team, setting up and maintaining a generator, and other expenses. Colocation allows you to only pay for what you need and let experts monitor your data center 24/7.


With colocation, you don’t have to worry about storage limitations or network capacity. You can easily scale your hardware up or down. 5NINES can help customize a set up that will evolve with your needs.

Physical security

Your data is your most critical asset. Keeping it safe requires the full-time attention of a team of experts and a carefully designed physical environment. 5NINES’ purpose-built data center has every modern security measure in place.

Disaster Protection

Whether it’s a fire on the floor below you or a city-wide flood, a disaster can result in lost data and lost revenue from your website being offline. At 5NINES, we’re prepared for the unexpected with redundant power sources, backup generators, state-of-the-art cooling systems, and a well-rehearsed disaster response plan to prevent downtime.

5NINES Data Center Specs

Name:  Network222
Owner:  The Fiore Companies
Size:  2.0 Acres
Year Built:  1975
Location:  222 W. Washington Ave., Madison, WI
Commercial Power:  1.5 MVA, N+1, dual-diverse substation medium-voltage supply
Utility:  Madison Gas & Electric, redundant feeds
On-Site Office: 200,000 square-feet of class-A office space

Data Center Area:  5,489-square-feet
Type:  Purpose built
Floor:  Raised tile, 12 inches
Floor Load:  250 lbs per square foot
Roof Deck Height:  18 feet
Column Spacing:  30 feet
Loading Area:  Loading zone (grade level)
Parking:  On-site parking available
Building Access:  24/7 customer access (escorted or unescorted)

Services Type:  Private suite, cage, cabinet
Access System:  Biometric locks, key cards
Surveillance System:  High-resolution digital video
Standby Power:  350 KVA diesel
Fuel Storage:  24 hour+ on-site, 4-hour fuel contract
Power Conditioning:  Multiple UPS for A/B Redundant Power Supply, Online UPS, lead-acid storage
Fire Detection:  Particle and passive infrared sensing
Fire Suppression:  Interlocked pre-action dry pipe
Cooling:  Direct-expansion CRAC

Type:  Carrier-neutral facility
Entrances:  Diverse multi-entrance
On-Site Fiber:  Private MAN to local carrier POPs and colocation sites
Available Carriers: Airstream, AT&T, CDW, CenturyLink, Charter Spectrum, Hoyos, Hurricane Electric, Midwest Fiber Networks, Netwurx, Spiralight Network, SupraNet Communications, TDS, University of Wisconsin, US Signal, Verizon, Wisconsin Independent Networks, Windstream, WiscNet, Xenion, Metro Unified Fiber Network

Colocation Pricing*



per Rack Unit (RU)


per 1/4 Cabinet (10RU)


per 1/2 Cabinet (20RU)


per Cabinet (40RU)


per sq. ft. Cage Space (100 sq. ft. minimum)

Power & Cooling

A/B UPS Power (includes dual UPS feed, cooling & generator):


per kVA


per kWh (estimated)

*Prices are subject to change. Discounts are available to large orders. Please contact us with any questions.

Our Promise

At 5NINES, our name is a promise: We guarantee 99.999% uptime for all of our services. We enjoy delivering the highest availability, adaptability, and accountability in the industry.


Our customer support line is open and staffed by human IT specialists 24/7/365. Our average response to support tickets is 2-3 minutes, and 90% of tickets are resolved the same business day.