Modern Colo The Way You Want It

We’re here because your I.T. deserves better.

Your applications have evolved, your computing needs are changing, and your servers have become more and more dense. But your data center hasn’t changed so you can’t get the benefits of cheaper, better, smaller, faster… until now. Colovore is Silicon Valley’s premier provider of high-density colocation solutions that are a perfect fit for companies operating modern, high-performance hardware. No other Bay Area colo provider can match our density, operating efficiency, and ease of scalability.

Come to Colovore and watch your TCO plummet and scalability rocket.

Our Management Team

Sean Holzknech
Sean Holzknecht,
President & Co-Founder

Sean has been leading and managing colocation facilities and data centers in the Bay Area since 1997. Prior to co-founding Colovore, Sean was VP of Operations at Evocative, Inc, a leading retail colocation provider in the Bay Area and winner of numerous Inc. 5000 awards for its impressive growth. Sean ran all day-to-day sales and operations activities. Prior to Evocative, Sean founded and ran Emerytech Data Center, and served as Western Region Operations Manager for both Navisite and Sean started his career at Pacific Bell, managing multiple central offices in San Francisco.

Ben Coughlin
Ben Coughlin,
Chief Financial Officer & Co-Founder

Ben has a long history as a communications-focused private equity investor, providing advisory services to and serving on the Boards of Directors of numerous growing technology companies. Prior to co-founding Colovore, Ben was a Partner at Spectrum Equity Investors, a leading private investment firm with $5 billion in capital and specializing in communications, digital media, and technology-enabled businesses. Over his 13 years at Spectrum, Ben was involved with investments totaling nearly $3 billion in equity and debt capital.

Peter Harrison
Peter Harrison,
Chief Technical Officer & Co-Founder

Peter has built the core web infrastructure for several of Silicon Valley’s internet titans and is CCIE-certified, among many technical accomplishments. Most recently, Peter worked at Google where he helped manage global data center demand and capacity planning; the Google Fiber FTTH program and its initial data center infrastructure rollout; and YouTube’s CDN server deployment and maintenance. Prior to Google, Peter was an Operations Director at eBay, where he helped build’s search engine grid infrastructure, and a Network Manager at Netflix, where he helped launch Netflix’s streaming Internet Video technology.

Dave Smithn
Dave Smith,
Vice President of Design & Engineering

As Principal and Vice President of Critical Facilities Design at Ecom Engineering Inc, Dave brings Colovore a unique blend of data center and electrical critical facilities design and construction management experience. For the past eleven years Dave has overseen the design, construction and commissioning of multiple data center projects including Fortune Data Centers. Prior to Ecom, Dave spent three years as MEP engineering manager at Equinix overseeing the design, construction and commissioning of seven IBX projects and also spent seventeen years as a senior project manager for one of the largest design-build electrical and engineering contractors in California.

Our Investors

Colovore is profitable and jointly owned by:


Digital Realty Trust, Inc. is the leading global provider of data centers and colocation solutions, with facilities spanning North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.



Pelio & Associates
One of the Bay Area’s most successful developers and owners of data centers. In existence for over 30 years, the group has successfully developed over 50 MW of power across 12 data centers in Silicon Valley alone. Colovore marks their 13th development.



Private Investors
A group of Silicon Valley based private investors who have collectively invested multiple billions of equity capital in emerging technology companies.

We are well-funded and built to last

Board of Directors

An experienced group who has developed and run data centers, and significantly invested in and advised growing technology companies and REITs over many years and economic cycles.

Ben Coughlin

Chairman and Chief Financial Officer
Former Partner, Spectrum Equity Investors
Executive Advisory Board, Camden Partners
Trustee, Carey School

Sean Holzknecht

VP of Operations at Evocative, Inc
Founder Emerytech Data Center
Western Region Operations Manager Navisite and

Les Pelio

Founder and Principal of Pelio and Associates

Scott E. Peterson

Chief Investment Officer, Digital Realty
Former Managing Director, GI Partners

Michael Torres

Principal and CEO of Adelante Capital Management
City National Bank Advisory Board
Advisory Board UC Berkeley’s Cal Athletics

Doug Tudor

Managing Partner, Ravenscourt Partners
Former Senior Executive, Asurion
Co-founder and President, Clear Creek Environmental


Redefine Colocation With Colovore

We are looking for smart, dedicated, and hard-working professionals who want to change the Bay Area colocation marketplace.

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