University of Oregon

Allen Hall Data Center now open for colocation

On June 1, 2016, Information Services opened the Allen Hall Data Center. We invite researchers, IT staff, and departments to consider locating their servers in Allen Hall.

What is colocation?

Colocation allows you to place a new or existing server in a rack in the data center — a secure, temperature-controlled, energy-efficient facility. You would continue to manage your own hardware and software.

Why should I colocate?

Benefits of the Allen Hall Data Center include redundant power and cooling, 24/7 video surveillance, and high-performance network connectivity (multiple 10-Gigabit Ethernet connections). The facility is highly energy-efficient thanks to the use of heat recovery and the university's chilled-water system. Professional staff manage the data center and can help you install your equipment.

Who should consider colocating?

  • Researchers running their own servers in their labs or offices
  • Departments operating small server closets

More information

For more information about colocating in Allen Hall, visit
If you have any questions, please contact the Technology Service Desk.