Datacenter collocation specifications

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ACD collocates gear within datacenters or hosting sites for the purposes of a) distributing bandwidth to other end users b) providing redundancy to our network c) providing bandwidth within the datacenters.

ACD will only collocate in "Carrier Neutral" sites where we have access and the ability to freely connect to others, and are able to bring in fiber optic cables into the location without restriction.

  • Series 1: Customer aggregation locations.
  • Series 1a: Typically are locations that we are installing equipment for Fiber to the Home. The equipment in these locations is "hardend" gear with a wide tempurature range. Often in the field we are deploying road side pedestals and pole mounted cabinets. These cabinets have passive cooling, and are outfitted with battery systems, these locations are not required to be generator powered. Typically these locations are homed to Series 1b locations All ACD equipment runs on -48VDC.
  • Series 1b: Typically these are locations that we are installing equipment to aggregate Series 1b locations (i.e fiber to the home cabinets). The locations may also be used to aggregate residential customers. These locations are usually road side huts or central office locations. We
  • Stage 2: Hosting location.
    • These are locations where there are multiple users that have web hosting applications or server platforms, and these users need access to ACD backbone Internet or point-to-point connections.
  • Stage 3: Carrier-to-Carrier Datacenters.
    • These locations have have multiple carriers, or are generally consider carrier hotels.

Access Requirements:

  • 24*7*365 access via swipe cards/key cards only.
  • ACD does not collocate in sites that use metal keys or other restrictions, or where we have to call someone before we have access.
  • ACD does not collocate in shared use sites MTU/MDU sites that do not have key card access.


  • 19" Rackmount, 4 post.
  • 32" depth.
  • Standard 7ft or 42in Rack Unit.
  • We do not share rack space.

Open Frame Racks:

  • 19" or 23" Racks
  • ability to have 32" in depth.
  • We do not share rack space.
  • Space should be caged or limited access, i.e. carrier meet-me area.

Building Entrance:

  • 1" 1/4 HDPE conduit or larger.
  • qty 2 minimum.
  • ability to add more conduits.

Power: Either AC or DC, please specify availability.

  • DC is preferred for Carrier-to-Carrier locations.
    • -48vdc, 50 amps per feed, dual feed required.
  • AC power
    • 208/220/240 V
  • 30 amp each, dual feed, separately fused.

Battery feeds and Generator systems will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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