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Decades of Dedication: The History Behind ColoCrossing 

October 27, 2023
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In the past 20 years, ColoCrossing has proven the ability to adapt in the industry of IT infrastructure. In this blog post, we’re taking a look into our past and what the future brings for ColoCrossing. From humble beginnings opening Velocity Servers, to becoming a leading provider in the industry, our journey is a testament to our reliable services and dedication to our clients.

From Velocity Servers Inc. to ColoCrossing

In 2003, our parent company Velocity Servers Inc was founded. We began as an internet service and web hosting company which paved the way for what would soon become ColoCrossing. By 2006, ColoCrossing became a division of Velocity Servers and we had expanded our services from primarily hosting websites and computer gaming servers to providing enterprise level colocation and dedicated server hosting at our nation-wide data centers.

Expanding our Locations

In March 2009, ColoCrossing expanded our footprint by opening at the newly constructed Dupont Fabros Chicago facility. This expansion marked the completion of our first large-scale data center build-out and set the stage for robust growth in the years to come. Fast forward to 2012, and we opened our first Buffalo-based data center facility, increasing our nationwide total at the time to nine. To support growing business in 2014 we opened our first 24/7 network operations center in Downtown Buffalo, located within the same building as our then two Buffalo datacenter facilities. Which we later moved in 2016 to a much larger and modern office space in Downtown Buffalo.

Further Growth

Over the years of becoming a leading provider in the industry, we have been awarded the INC5000 award three times for being among the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States. In 2017, we additionally became recipients of a Deloitte Fast 500 Award as well as the Buffalo Fast 50. In 2018 ColoCrossing was acquired by Deluxe Corporation which brought on new growth and expansion to our infrastructure.

What’s to Come

In June of 2023, ColoCrossing has embarked on a new and exciting journey as we were acquired by HostPapa, a leading North American hosting provider. This acquisition ensures that we can continue to evolve and serve our clients even better in the years to come. With that being said, we are working behind the scenes in order to enhance our services, expand our data center locations and provide you with the best hosting experience possible. Our journey has been marked by achievements, recognition, and expansion, and it is with great excitement that we look forward to the future. With HostPapa’s support, we are committed to delivering even more innovative hosting solutions and exceptional service to our clients. Contact us at to get started with us today!


Samantha Rattner
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