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Tacoma Data Center

Tacoma’s Center for IT Colocation

Our Tacoma Colocation Center is SSAE 18 certified and compliant with national standards for security and availability. The data center has been audited by third party inspectors to ensure it complies with rigorous standards for physical security with 24/7 video monitoring, electronically controlled locks, and customer access controls.

Inside the historic Perkins Building, this reinforced concrete building houses both our Tacoma data center and network operations center. Users enjoy all the advantages of enterprise infrastructure and connectivity without colocating or traveling to Seattle.




Organizations requiring advanced communications can use our 180 Gbps redundant dark fiber with the Westin Building Exchange. Colocation Northwest's connectivity network features the Westin and two more carrier hotels.

For Tacoma area companies, this data center makes it easy for IT administrators that prefer to host and service hardware. Companies without on-staff technicians or expertise, or businesses that simply prefer to keep their team focused elsewhere, can contract managed services from Colocation Northwest. These range from monitoring to general maintenance to performing advanced custom work.


The 5,000 square foot Tacoma data center is the city's only carrier-class, commercial data center offering retail colocation up to 10 kilowatts per cabinet. Total electrical capacity is 800 kilowatts. Numerous configurations are available with plenty of room to scale.

  • Single servers
  • Half-cabinets
  • Cabinets up to 10 kW
  • Suites
  • Secure Private Cages
  • Partial Cabinets to the Facility

It has forced air cooling, uninterruptible power supply (UPS), its own 800-kilowatt generator, HVAC, pre-action fire suppression.

The Tacoma data center is SSAE 18 certified and compliant with national standards for availability and security.


On-site engineers and technicians at all times for planned and emergency Managed Services.

Globally Connected

High bandwidth, low latency connectivity with over 250 carriers, networks and content providers.

Certified Facility

Professional data center meeting all SSAE 18 requirements for power, cooling and connectivity.

High-Bandwidth Colocation in Tacoma's Only Carrier-Class Data Center


For businesses requiring data communications with company IT, cloud providers and business partners, the Tacoma data center offers high-throughput, low latency connectivity.

It connects to Colocation Northwest's 10 gigabit ethernet dark fiber ring which loops from Tacoma, around Lake Washington and back, connecting to our data centers in downtown Seattle, Bellevue and Redmond. This loop provides fast, redundant connectivity. Should the cable become severed, data flows unencumbered in the opposite direction.

Over 250 Carriers and Networks

This facility features multiple Tier 1 and Tier 2 carriers onsite. Over 250 additional networks and providers are available from our dark fiber link to the Westin Building Exchange and lit fiber routes with two additional carrier hotels.


180 Gbps Redundant Dark Fiber Access

Global Access

Connected to Three Large Carrier Hotels

Roof Rights

Wireless Point-to-Point Antennas

West Coast Network

The Tacoma Data Center is part of Colocation Northwest's U.S. West Coast network. Businesses can link-up with Asian, Canadian, European and American network service providers, carriers and ISPs. It features connectivity to three carrier hotels and other points of presence in the San Francisco area, Los Angeles and Las Vegas regions.

Wireless Point-to-Point

Roof access is available for receiver and point-to-point antennas. The Perkins Building offers clear sight-lines to most of the city and surrounding neighborhoods. Wireless point-to-point can be a good option for delivering high-speed connectivity.

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Tacoma is an 800-kilowatt data center receiving an economical three-phase 208 volts from the municipal grid. All cabinets are protected from power loss by uninterrupted power supplies to keep equipment running until the onsite diesel generator takes over.


This data center features mechanical water-side forced air cooling with hot and cold aisles. The three combined units are rated for 110 tons or 1,320,000 BTU per hour.

Staff and Security

Network Operations Center

Tacoma data center serves as the Network Operations Center for monitoring all Colocation Northwest and IsoFusion facilities, equipment and activities. It is staffed at all times without exception.

This site is ideal for mission critical managed services. If your equipment may require immediate attention that cannot be handled remotely or with traditionally scheduled managed services, Tacoma is the perfect place to house your equipment.

Secure Facility

Entry into this facility is manually secured 24/7.

Colocation Northwest's Tacoma Colocation Data Center has been audited by third party inspectors to ensure it complies with rigorous standards for physical security with 24/7 video monitoring, electronically controlled locks, and customer access controls.

All personnel entering the data center must walk through and sign-in at a 24/7 staffed security checkpoint.

Learn More About Managed Services

Enjoy all the advantages of enterprise data center infrastructure and connectivity in Tacoma.

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