South Florida Tech HubSouth Florida Tech Hub

Member Spotlight | 365 Data Centers

on August 22, 2022 / by Riley Kaminer ,

Read Time 3 Minutes

Business: Providing colocation, cloud, and network connectivity services to leading businesses in South Florida and beyond

Founded: 2017

HQ: Norwalk, CT

Employees: 140


The global data center colocation market size reached $46 billion in 2020, and is expected to grow to over $200 billion by 2030. Demand for cloud services is even greater: $300 billion in 2021 – ballooning to $1.6 trillion by 2030.

For more than a decade, 365 Data Centers has been arming businesses with the colocation, cloud, and network services that they need to keep their IT house in order. The company operates 12 colocation facilities in the U.S., with downtown locations that offer connectivity to major fiber routes. 365 has clients from a diverse range of industries including professional services, insurance, and medical.

In 2017, 365 Data Centers acquired, which gave the Connecticut-based company firm footing in the South Florida market. This acquisition landed the company two data centers in our region: one in Boca Raton and another in Fort Lauderdale. A significant portion of 365’s nationwide fiber network, including 350 fiber miles that connect the regional data centers to the NAP of the Americas in Miami, is also located in Southeast Florida – and has been substantially upgraded since 365 entered the market.

Ray Allieri

Ray Allieri is the Regional Vice President of 365 Data Centers, overseeing all operations in Southeast Florida, which is now one of the company’s largest markets. The New England native has been with 365 Data Centers since January. He told South Florida Tech Hub that 365 Data Centers’ focus on customer service makes the company stand apart from its competitors.

“We’re a single source for integrated network, colocation, and cloud service – one team, one contract,” said Allieri. “That is important for small customers and large customers, because it gives them one source to go to for everything that they need.”

Another unique aspect of 365 Data Centers is that it can serve very small customers, including those only needing as little as a quarter cabinet of space. “Many competitors will not look at anything less than a half a cabinet or even a full cabinet,” said Allieri. “Then we combine that with network capability that allows the customers to connect to their equipment here in our data center.”

365 Data Centers has close relationships with major cloud providers – some of whom even have their equipment in 365’s colocation facilities. “Data centers are the backbone of the cloud,” said Allieri. “Whether it’s your data center or somebody else’s, connecting everybody and being able to get to your customers quickly is very important.”

The advantage to using 365 Data Centers’ private cloud over public cloud alternatives is that customers can know exactly where their virtual machine is located. Allieri also noted that the cost structure of public cloud services can be opaque; whereas with 365’s solution, it’s clear from the get-go and often more cost effective.

Allieri is not new to South Florida – he was here previously for four years, but left in 2020. Comparing 2022 to 2020, he said that “the market has expanded dramatically.” 

“That’s exciting for us because we’ve increased investment into our facilities,” Allieri continued. “And we have lots of room to be able to grow and support the market as it grows around us.” 

He also underscored the growth of managed service providers – third-party companies that maintain IT infrastructure – as an exciting opportunity for 365. “I think we can be a very good partner to them as well.”

Learn more about simplifying your company’s IT infrastructure by contacting 365 Data Centers.

Member Spotlight | 365 Data Centers