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OARnet offers two types of co-location services that provide cost-effective, worry-free space with connections back to your organization via OARnet's high-speed network. One is direct co-location with OARnet through Wright State University for higher education clients. The second type is connectivity provided by OARnet to our partner’s co-location sites. Co-location is a flexible, affordable way to expand computing resources without expensive local facility upgrades.

Client Benefits

  • Reduces operating costs by sharing power and mechanical systems infrastructures
  • Reduces cost to back-haul network traffic
  • Can improve overall network performance, resiliency and security
  • Can eliminate the need for expensive physical plant upgrades 

OARnet Provides

  • Secure server space
  • Technical support
  • Fire detection and extinguishing devices
  • High-speed internet connectivity
  • Redundant connectivity
  • OARnet-provided IPv4/IPv6 addressing
  • Primary and secondary DNS
  • Uninterruptible power supply (UPS)
  • 24-hour keycard access
  • AC power included
  • Rack space included 
For more information, please send an email to or contact your client relationship representative:
Education Services P-20, Education-related Healthcare and Research
State & Local Government, Government-related Healthcare and Research

Case Studies

Small OCU is doing big things for students through OARnet resources

Ohio Christian University in Circleville, Ohio, may be small, but its networking is now mighty thanks to some recent upgrades and optimization on the OARnet network.