Our history

Digitization… plays an increasingly important role in our lives. More and more services are shifting to a digital environment. Cloud computing helps us in accessing our data from anywhere in the world. Almost every company has its own online presence, which is often an integral part of the business model. However, such a digital society only works if we can rely on the permanent availability of the IT infrastructure.

For this reason, our goal is to provide clients with the best level of security so that services can withstand even the highest demands while being available around the clock. It is our greatest interest to always be available for our customers with advice and support when they need us. For us, excellent service is one of the responsibilities of a data center operator. The well-being of our clients is at the center of all of our decisions.

At the same time, we are aware that an electricity-intensive business such as ours, must make an active contribution to environmental protection. Our carbon footprint is a criterion in all strategic decisions. Through innovation, we do our very best to reduce our energy consumption to a minimum.

First Colo is a modern, service-oriented IT service provider with high competence in the areas of servers and networking. Our company has been successful in the market for over ten years and has been growing rapidly from the very start. Our strengths are unlimited flexibility, unconditional customer orientation, and the consistent use of state-of-the-art technologies.

A short retrospect: In 2004, the company Digitallabs Network GmbH was founded by Martin Verges. The company successfully offered hosting and housing products, thereby developing a solid customer base. In order to cope with the ever-increasing administration work, and also to correspondingly expand the product range, the company was renamed First Colo GmbH at the end of 2007. At the beginning of 2011, the data center was opened in the Accent Office Center. In 2016 First Colo GmbH merged with Accelerated IT Services & Consulting GmbH under the parent company diva-e (www.diva-e.com). Since then, First Colo has established two data centers in Frankfurt am Main (Accent Office Center and Werkhaus) – marking a new entrepreneurial era for us.

2020 – Renaming of legal company to diva-e Datacenters GmbH

2019Expansion of the capacity of the First Colo backbone to 1000 Gbit/s

2018First Colo’s data center is certified by TÜV Süd as “Level 3 Data Center”

2017Certification by TÜV Rheinland according to ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard

2017Merger with Accelerated IT Services & Consulting under the parent company diva-e

2016Won Deloitte Fast 50 award

2016Merger with 5 e-business service providers for added digital value to form diva-e (www.diva-e.com)

2016Cooperation partnership with Proxmox

2015Won Deloitte Fast 500 award (Europe, Middle East & Africa)

2015Expansion of power infrastructure’s capacity

2014Won Deloitte Fast 50 award

2014Expansion of data center to double its capacity

2013Won Deloitte Fast 50 award

2012Partnership with Radware

2011Completion and putting into operation of the new premises

2010Beginning of construction of a new high availability data center in Frankfurt am Main

2009Positioning on the market as an international carrier

2007 – Founding of the First Colo GmbH Association and further development of the services provided

2004Renaming of company as Digitallabs Network GmbH; product expansion to include data center technology and housing and hosting products

2001Founding of the company Servernetworks, with core expertise in the game server and e-sports industry