Colocation Clients find a new home with Blue Hill

May 15, 2024

Focusing on lifecycle management, consulting, managed services, cybersecurity, and software development, a leading provider of managed IT services in Connecticut decided to close its doors to colocation. Though it had provided colocation services for many years, it made a strategic decision to emphasize its core service offerings. This decision could have created a lot of problems for the colocation clients that were forced to relocate.


The co-located clients were given appropriate notice to start the search for a new home and the service provider committed to continue to provide colocation services until the clients had time to move. Throughout the state of Connecticut there are seventeen (17) colocation data center facilities. Blue Hill’s Shelton, CT data center facility, d/b/a ‘CAPS’ as locally known, was the best choice for many of the displaced clients because it was conveniently located and because it offered a high-availability, secure, and cost-effective data center with a long history of providing colocation services.

Blue Hill’s commitment to client satisfaction and its flexibility in adapting to serve the specific requirements of each of its clients made it an excellent choice for the displaced clients. The Blue Hill team worked with the clients and their Managed Service Providers to create a plan for the transition to the Shelton facility that minimized any service interruptions. Most of the clients moved in over a weekend and were fully online before the new workweek began.

The displaced clients were incredibly pleased with Blue Hill’s pricing. In most cases they saved money and they even got enhanced services. The clients were able to take advantage of extremely competitive internet communications service prices to significantly increase their internet bandwidth while saving money each month on their communications bill.

Though it is unusual for a service provider to exit a business offering, it is even more unusual for two former competitors to work together to help clients move from one data center to another. Fortunately, Blue Hill had the necessary resources to provide a smooth transition to its colocation data center for those clients who found themselves needing a new home.

About Blue Hill Data Services

Blue Hill Data Services consistently achieves 100% client satisfaction by providing Private Cloud and fully managed 24/7 data center hosting solutions, with a full array of IT support services.

Blue Hill delivers all services from On-Shore, USA, and since 1994 has supported government and commercial clients; helping reduce operating expense, eliminate capital expense, mitigate the risk of a retiring workforce, meet all regulatory compliance, and audit requirements, and achieve 100% client success with their objectives.

Blue Hill specializes in mainframe-as-a-service, and also provides multi-platform support services and infrastructure solutions. Blue Hill successfully carved out a niche in supporting Mainframe mission-critical business applications. Functioning as our Clients’ partner, Blue Hill can support client environments either indefinitely or until they choose to move off the Mainframe platform to other platforms while providing flexibility in reducing costs as utilization decreases.

Blue Hill’s differentiators include providing customized solutions, flexibility both in contract and solutions, cost effectiveness, and personalized attention. Client data center environments can be hosted within Blue Hills’ private cloud facilities, or Blue Hill support services can be delivered remotely to the Client’s site.

IT Managed Delivery Services and Solutions:

  • Mainframe-as-a-Service (MFaaS)
  • AS/400 – iSeries-as-a-Service
  • Server/Cloud Infrastructure
  • Applications Development and Maintenance Support Services
  • Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
  • Colocation Services
  • Remote Support
  • Software-as-a-Service – Credit Insurance and Debt Protection Solutions (XyberNET)


Blue Hill’s deep technical skills and longstanding experience enable support of our clients’ legacy environments as well as implementing modern technology solutions.

We do not force clients to upgrade or change the way they are used to doing business. This enables seamless transitions, minimizes risk, and completes migrations in shorter timeframes.

We are proud of our 100% client satisfaction.