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Whether you're deploying new infrastructure or expanding your presence, our mission is to help you drive your business forward, now and in the decades to come.

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Small, midsized or large, your business has unique needs — from technology to support and everything in between.
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Bloom Host Switches to Evocative Data Centers for Reliable Colocation Services and Outstanding Customer Support

Discover how Evocative was able to provide Bloom Host with flexible and reliable colocation services with reliable facilities, redundant connectivity, exceptional uptime, and solid customer service.
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To Power Your Business For Decades To Come

Through our colocation, network, bare metal, cloud, and managed services, Evocative provides all the critical building blocks that organizations can pick and choose from to drive their business forward.
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Evocative’s data center solutions offer a wide range of colocation power, space, and support options, in addition to cloud, interconnectivity, and managed services options–all in strategically located metros with multiple unique carriers across every site.
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Evocative’s global network backbone lets you efficiently move data within the data center, between data centers, and between cloud platforms, so you can deliver enhanced end-user experiences while optimizing costs.
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Evocative offers several Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) models with different service levels that provide essential compute, storage, and networking resources on demand, on a pay-as-you-go basis.
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Evocative has custom cloud solutions that can be fine tuned for virtually any situation. Whether you are looking for a public, highly-scalable multi-tenant infrastructure, a private, dedicated computing and storage platform, or a hybrid approach, our experts can help you get the job done.
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Through our colocation, network, cloud, and managed services, Evocative provides the infrastructure platform with all the critical building blocks you need to build, connect, grow, and ultimately drive your business forward for decades to come.


As the world becomes more and more digital, connecting and exchanging data in a flexible, open environment is now an innovation strategy. Evocative’s global network backbone, carrier-neutral data centers, and full suite of services set you up for future growth.
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Through our full suite of colocation, network, bare metal, cloud, and managed services, Evocative's secure and resilient infrastructure platform provides all the critical building blocks you need to deliver exceptional end-user experiences and future-proof your IT.
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At Evocative, when you call, we answer. As your trusted partner, we’re here for the long-term to support you with a higher level of service than you can get virtually anywhere else. Our service-focused teams are on hand to help you with everything related to your infrastructure—from onboarding your environment into our facilities, to maintaining and optimizing your deployments.
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Our services are designed with an architecture that’s not only secure and compliant, but also open and flexible. At Evocative, your data stays private—and you remain in total control of it. Evocative lets you facilitate critical data transfers across your hybrid and multi-cloud environments seamlessly, all without the costs and penalties associated with vendor lock-in.
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expertise. Evocative consistently ranks as a top Service Provider in industry publications such as CRN, Channel Futures, and more. When you partner with
Evocative, you get our years
of industry experience and accolades supporting your success — all the way from
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El Segundo Unified School District Making the Move to the Evocative Cloud

Discover how Evocative was able to move the district’s critical student and teacher applications to the Evocative's Cloud giving them the ability to scale processing, storage, and connectivity as needed without the cost to procure additional hardware or build an expensive new facility.
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Evocative Closes INAP Data Center Asset Acquisition

San Jose, CA, September 28, 2022 – Evocative, a global provider of Internet infrastructure, announces that it has closed on the acquisition of the majority of INAP’s data centers, including colocation and related network services. The acquisition nets nine data centers and increases Evocative’s employee count by 30 percent.  The asset acquisition of INAP’s data […]
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Evocative Founder & CEO Arman Khalili to Speak at TMT M&A Forum USA 2022

San Jose, CA, September 26, 2022 - Evocative, a global provider of Internet infrastructure, announces that Founder & CEO Arman Khalili is joining a panel at TMT M&A Forum USA 2022. This event brings together industry executives to share their experiences of facing the challenges and opportunities that telecoms, media and technology investment are encountering […]
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Evocative Sponsors the Nomad Futurist Foundation

San Jose, CA, September 20, 2022 – Evocative, a global provider of Internet infrastructure, announces that it is a sponsor of the Nomad Futurist Foundation, with its mission to ‘inspire the next generation to understand how digital technologies power our world.’ Evocative is committed to supporting a wide variety of community initiatives, and the Nomad […]
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Evocative Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire 9 INAP Data Centers

San Jose, CA, September 14, 2022 – Evocative, a global provider of Internet infrastructure, announces today its intent to acquire the majority of INAP’s data center facilities. The acquisition will consist of 9 data centers, including colocation and related network services. The acquisition of INAP’s data centers adds to Evocative’s existing data center footprint with […]
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We Are Evocative: Company Consolidates Brands to One

San Jose, CA, September 13, 2022 - Evocative, a global provider of Internet infrastructure,  announces today that the company has consolidated its portfolio to one brand: Evocative. Evocative enables enterprise organizations with a full suite of digital transformation solutions including colocation, network, bare metal, cloud and managed services. The colocation and bare metal operator has […]
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Evocative President & COO Derek Garnier to Speak at infra/STRUCTURE Summit 2022

San Jose, CA, September 13, 2022 - Evocative, a global provider of Internet infrastructure, announces that President and COO Derek Garnier is joining a panel at this year's infra/STRUCTURE Summit in Toronto. infra/STRUCTURE is an exclusive industry summit that will bring together executives from across the Internet infrastructure ecosystem - cloud, data centre, edge and […]
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Evocative Fortifies Management Team to Empower Enterprise Digital Infrastructure Growth

Evocative, a global provider of Internet infrastructure, data center, and managed services, announces today that it has expanded its leadership team, setting its sights on enabling enterprises with access to a full suite of digital transformation solutions including colocation, network, bare metal, cloud and managed services. Evocative added three core members to its management team including Mark Hassman, Vice President […]
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Colocation Services: How to Select a Colocation Partner

Data centers and colocation services providers are essential to all business operations worldwide today. If you know what to look for in a colocation services partner it will help you meet your organization’s current and future needs when you decide to scale. Here are 5 factors you need to consider. 1. Location "First, ask the […]
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What is a Managed Network Service Provider?

Today’s organizations have complex needs. Companies must have reliable ways to protect sensitive customer and employee data, and they need to be able to easily collaborate with colleagues without worrying about network downtime. Managed network services can help take complicated information technology (IT) work off your plate so you can get back to meeting your company’s […]
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What Is Dark Fiber? How it Works Plus its Many Benefits

Fiber-optic cables provide internet connectivity by sending information through light pulses. Cables that have been installed underground but aren’t in use are called “dark fiber”—also known as black or unlit fiber. There are thousands of miles of unlit fiber-optic cables throughout the country that were installed by telecom providers but haven’t been utilized yet. Organizations in private […]
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Data Centers & the Responsibility of Sustainability

What about a giant, clunky building is earth-friendly or sustainable? That is a great question. Less than five years ago, articles in the media were warning that digital infrastructure, such as data centers, could consume 20% of global energy by 2025. Many would be surprised to hear that the data center industry only consumed 1% […]
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Evocative Expands Further into Dallas with Acquisition of Carrier-1’s Data Center

Evocative today announces the expansion of its global footprint with the acquisition of Carrier-1’s data center in Dallas, TX (DA4). This latest acquisition coincides with Evocative’s recent announcement of its funding round, providing continued growth opportunities for the company. The Carrier-1 acquisition marks the fourth location for Evocative in the Dallas area, enabling Evocative to […]
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Evocative Raises Additional $30 Million Investment from Crestline Investors

Evocative, a leading cloud-to-edge computing and IT solutions provider, announced today a $30 million equity investment led by Crestline Investors, Inc. Proceeds will be used to support Evocative’s acquisitive growth strategy and fund continued organic growth. This extends Evocative’s successful partnership with Crestline, which began with a $30 million preferred equity and debt investment in […]
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VPLS Expands Executive Roster: Derek Garnier Joins as President & COO

We are excited to announce the expansion of our executive team. Derek Garnier joins VPLS as President and Chief Operating Officer. John Minnix is appointed to the role of Chief Revenue Officer. The pair bring more than 50 years of combined industry experience to VPLS. “We are excited to welcome Derek Garnier back to the […]
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What’s the Difference Between Cloud Computing and Colocation?

As companies race to keep up with a rapidly evolving digital landscape, many IT teams are employing colocation and cloud computing to augment their existing infrastructure and support growth. While both services can improve business efforts, each model has distinct features and benefits. To provide greater insight into colocation vs. cloud computing, review each service with this outline […]
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VPLS Recognized on CRN’s 2022 MSP 500 List for Seventh Consecutive Year

We are excited to announce today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named VPLS to its Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Elite 150 category for 2022. CRN’s annual MSP 500 list identifies the leading service providers in North America whose forward-thinking approaches to managed services are changing the landscape […]
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VDI vs. VPN: What’s Best for Remote Employees?

The widespread shift to remote operations has left IT departments looking for tools that support employees at home. The two most common solutions for remote work situations include virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and virtual private networks (VPNs), but many companies struggle to decide which is better for their workforce. To help your business determine the best option […]
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What is VDI (Virtual Desktop Infrastructure)?

Businesses that implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies require a service that grants access to work desktops through personal computers, tablets, and smartphones. Virtual desktop infrastructure, or VDI, is the ideal solution to this predicament by merging the benefits of cloud hosting with the management and security features IT administrators demand. Gain a better understanding […]
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What is Server Colocation (Colo)?

Managing an on-premise server environment can be challenging, but professional server colocation services offer a more efficient and cost-effective option for many organizations. With this service, companies can grow their IT departments and benefit from enhanced security. To help you better understand server colocation, Evocative offers an overview of the service and the benefits it can bring […]
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Cloud vs Colocation: And Why Not Both?

In today’s digital world, most businesses utilize the Internet to conduct several operations, whether it’s administrative work, sales endeavors, or development activities. Companies need robust and dependable IT infrastructures to host applications and systems and ensure long-term success. While many businesses choose between using cloud vs colocation services, it’s not always necessary to use just one for […]
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VPLS Partners with Polargy to Increase Power Density for Post-Production Client’s Colocation Environment

We’re excited to announce that, through our partnership with Polargy, we have successfully completed the installation of a new cold aisle containment system to support a client’s high-density computing needs. During the past year, VPLS’s post-production client experienced significant growth, but their colocation infrastructure was not seamlessly scaling with them.  The client needed to consolidate […]
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VPLS Acquires New Enterprise Data Center in Silicon Valley from Wave Broadband

VPLS, a cloud-to-edge computing and solutions provider, today announces its acquisition of a data center located in Santa Clara, California. The renamed “SV3” is a 30,000 square feet facility with 3 MW of power, 24/7/365 security staff, and cross-connects to major Bay Area network carriers. The SV3 data center currently has 1.5 MW of available […]
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VPLS Ranks #6 on Silicon Valley Business Journal’s List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in 2020

VPLS announces today its recent recognition as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the Bay Area by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. In addition to year-over-year sales growth exceeding 100%, VPLS is also recognized as a well-rounded company that mastered the balance of providing excellent customer service, growth, and leadership, earning the company the […]
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VPLS Expands Bare Metal Capacity in San Jose Facility to Meet Growing Demand for Connectivity to Key Global Markets

We are excited to announce today a significant expansion to the capacity of its San Jose data center (SV7). The SV7 expansion was driven by demand for VPLS’s bare metal servers brand,, which offers direct connections with a capacity of over 200 Gbps to China Telecom, China Unicom, and China Mobile International. Located in the heart […]
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VPLS Acquires Fully Leased Texas Data Center, Strengthening Its Footprint in the Central US

We are excited to announce today that VPLS has completed the acquisition of its second Texas data center location (DA2). The property includes 18.8 acres of land and a 75,000 square foot, 10-megawatt facility that is currently 100% leased to a data and technology company. The acquisition provides VPLS with another modern, well-run and maintained […]
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VPLS Ranks on the Inc. 5000 2021 List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Inc. magazine today revealed that VPLS is No. 4,264 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other […]
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VPLS is #113 on the 2021 CRN® Fast Growth 150 List

VPLS, a cloud-to-edge computing and solutions provider, announces today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company®, has named VPLS to its 2021 Fast Growth 150 list. With this list, CRN recognizes the fastest-growing North American technology integrators, solution providers, and IT consultants for their significant growth and meaningful performance over the previous two years. “We are […]
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Bloom Host Game Hosting Selects VPLS as Its Colocation Provider

In search of a colocation provider with excellent customer service and a reliable, high-speed network, Bloom Host selected VPLS to host their colocation at VPLS’s Reston facility at 1807 Michael Faraday Court. As a trusted cloud-to-edge computing and solutions provider, VPLS has an extended global network of data centers and points of presence. The company’s […]
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VPLS Featured on CRN’s 2021 Solution Provider 500 List for Third Consecutive Year

VPLS is excited to announce that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named VPLS to its 2021 Solution Provider 500 list. CRN announces its top 500 solution providers list each year, ranking the leading IT channel partner organizations across North America by revenue. This year’s impressive list represents a remarkable combined revenue of […]
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VPLS Named to 2021 Managed Service Provider 500 List by CRN

Los Angeles, CA – VPLS is excited to announce that CRN ®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named VPLS to its 2021 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Elite 150 category. The list, released annually, recognizes the leading North American solution providers that have demonstrated innovative and forward-thinking approaches to managed […]
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VPLS Ranks No. 239 on Inc. Magazine’s List of California’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Inc. magazine today revealed that VPLS is No. 239 on its second annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: California list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing California-based private companies. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the California economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent […]
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VPLS Expands Bare Metal and Cloud Platform into A New Singapore Data Center, Reinforces Presence in Southeast Asia

We are excited to  announce the addition of a second Singapore data center location. The facility, known as SIN2, is located at 20 Ayer Rajah Crescent in Ayer Rajah Industrial Park in Singapore. Home to the Asia-Pacific Network Operation Center (NOC), the SIN2 datacenter provides access to one of the world’s three GRX peering points, […]
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VPLS Acquires New York Data Center and Strengthens Connectivity on Eastern Seaboard

We are proud to announce today our successful partnership with Summit Development to oversee data center operations at the data center facility located at 480 N. Bedford Plaza in Chappaqua, New York. The Chappaqua data center will be known as NY2 within VPLS’s global network of data center locations and points of presence. In partnership […]
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VPLS acquires ZR Systems and expands its managed IT services in Hawaii

We are excited to announce VPLS’s acquisition of ZR Systems, an Aiea-based managed IT services company. The combined company will more effectively serve the growing Hawaiian client base with a range of dedicated onsite support, professional services, and industry-leading software and hardware solutions. With this acquisition, VPLS expands its data center footprint into Hawaii, bringing […]
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Evocative Acquires VPLS, Inc. and VPLS Solutions

Los Angeles, CA, November 14, 2019 – Evocative Data Centers (“Evocative”), a leading provider of Internet infrastructure, colocation, hosting, and managed services, announced today that it has acquired VPLS, Inc. and VPLS Solutions, LLC to form one of the fastest growing cloud, managed services, colocation and value added resellers in the United States. The combined company […]
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Evocative Provides a Solid Foundation But Our People Are Our Real Strength

Evocative is experiencing tremendous growth and we’re always looking for talented individuals to join our global team. If you’re ready to dive into a world of limitless and ever changing technology, Evocative is the place to be.

The Evocative Data Center Experience

Gain access to Evocative’s robust interconnected network to leverage fast data transfer, hybrid and multi-cloud connectivity, and peak performance at the edge.

Our Facilities

Evocative provides a full suite of data center solutions. We boast a wide range of colocation power, space, and support options, in addition to cloud,
interconnectivity, and managed services options–all with several unique carriers across every site. 
Access to over 140 carriers.
High-Density power infrastructure
N+1 or better backup
Redundant cooling
HIPAA, PCI DSS, SSAE 18, SOC 1/2, and ISAE 3402
Sustainability - several  LEED-certified data centers
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Evocative’s colocation services offer a full range of cabinet, cage, and suite options with customizable power, connectivity, and security options to suit your needs.
Full suite of services
Industry recognition
Flexible options and agreements
No vendor lock-ins
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Points of Presence

Evocative has a global network of 26 interconnected data centers with 46 points of presence. Our centers are carrier and cloud-neutral, with several top-tier network providers in 28 strategically located global edge markets.
Geographically diverse ecosystem
Strategically located
Reliable and secure
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Fully Managed

Our service-focused teams are on hand to help you with everything related to maintaining your infrastructure, from onboarding your environment, maintaining the health of your deployment. And we do this while you maintain control over your data and avoid vendor lock-in.
Service-obsessed team
Recognized top service provider
Extensive industry expertise
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