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The firstcolo company history

Our development

firstcolo is a modern IT service provider with a high level of competence and service orientation in the area of servers and network infrastructure. Our company has been successful on the market for over ten years and has experienced rapid growth from the very beginning. Our strengths include high flexibility, uncompromising customer orientation and the consistent use of state-of-the-art as well as efficient technologies.

Motivation
The internet is playing an increasingly important role in our lives. More and more services are shifting to the net. With cloud computing, we can access our data from anywhere in the world. Almost every company has its own internet presence, which often even becomes an integral part of the business model. However, the digital society can only operate properly if we can count on the permanent availability of the IT infrastructure.
Vision
That is why we have made it our goal to offer our customers complete security, in order to ensure that services can withstand even the highest loads effortlessly and are available around the clock. It is our greatest concern to always be available for our customers when they need us and to support them at all times. For us, excellent service is one of the duties of a data centre operator. The well-being of the customer is at the centre of every decision we make.
Environmental awareness
At the same time, we are aware that an electricity-intensive company like us must make an active contribution to environmental protection. We include our CO² balance in all strategic decisions and do everything we can to reduce our energy consumption as much as possible through innovations.

A brief review

Jerome Evans founded FSHost GbR in 2004. The company successfully offered hosting and game server products and thus acquired a large customer base. In 2007, Evans founded First Colo GmbH in order to cope with the ever-increasing administrative workload and to expand the product range accordingly. At the beginning of 2011, the firstcolo data centre was opened in the Accent Office Center. In 2017, First Colo GmbH acquired Accelerated IT Services & Consultig GmbH under the parent company diva-e (www.diva-e.com). Since then, firstcolo has been positioned as a brand of diva-e Datacenters GmbH with two data centres in Frankfurt am Main (Accent Office Center and Werkhaus) - and this marks a new entrepreneurial era for us.

Our path at a glance

2022
Opening of the new R3 data centre at the Hanauer Landstrasse site, as well as expansion of data centre capacities at the Werkhaus location
2021
Recertification according to ISO 27001:2013 as well as certification according to ISO 9001 of both data centre locations
Expansion of the capacity of the firstcolo backbone to 1500 Gbit/s
Construction of the redundancy site in Zurich, as well as construction of a PoP at NTT, Frankfurt
2020
Change of name to diva-e Datacenters GmbH
Construction of a PoP at Equinix, Munich
2019
Expansion of the capacity of the firstcolo backbone to 1000 Gbit/s
Construction and productive commissioning of the firstcolo Openstack cluster
2018
Certification of the firstcolo data centres by TÜV Süd as a "tier 3 data centre"
2017
Certification by TÜV Rheinland according to the standard ISO/IEC 27001:2013
First Colo GmbH merges with Accelerated IT Services & Consulting GmbH under the parent company diva-e
2016
Winner of the Deloitte "Fast 50" award
Merger with five e-business service providers for digital value creation to form diva-e (www.diva-e.com)
Cooperation partnership with Proxmox
2015
Winner Deloitte "Fast 500" (Europe, Middle East & Africa)
Capacity expansion of power infrastructure
2014
Winner of the Deloitte "Fast 50" award
Expansion of the data centre thereby doubling the capacity
2013
Winner of the Deloitte "Fast 50" award
2012
Partnership with Radware
2011
Completion and commissioning of the new premises
2010
Start of construction of a high-availability data centre in Frankfurt am Main
2009
Positioning on the market as an international carrier
2007
Foundation of First Colo GmbH - unification and further development of the service offering