Black Rhino Data Services

Managed Web, Email & Application Hosting, Twin Cities Co-Location

With over 10 years experience in the industry, we're a team comprised of customer-centric sysadmins and engineers focused on delivering high quality service on exceptional infrastructure.

Managed Hosting

BRDS has the experience and team that can manage the most complex websites, applications and carrier class email.


Colocation options include single-server, half or full rack in addition to management services such as data backups, uptime and performance monitoring.


If you want to run your services using enterprise-grade infrastructure, we can help with hosted virtualization powered by Microsoft Hyper-V.

Disaster Recovery

Rest assured your critical data is protected, BRDS can custom-fit a backup and recovery solution best suited to your orginization's needs.

The Managed Difference

It may be tempting to maintain hosting infrastructure in-house, but it could place your mission-critical data at risk and cause unnecessary strain on your IT staff. By moving to Black Rhino Data Services (BRDS) and using our managed infrastructure, you can focus on taking care of business while we maintain the technology, data centers, resources, and network to ensure your applications are always running at optimal performance.

Managed Hosting is not limited to just keeping your website online - we offer a full range of solutions including small-business and carrier-grade email hosting, Microsoft Exchange Server and other 3rd party application management. These services can be part of a Virtual Private Server (VPS), Dedicated Server or a more cost-effective Shared Hosting configuration - Everything is custom tailored to your organization's needs and provided through Tier IV data centers on a custom-built, resilient server infrastructure. You won't find one size fits all packages here.

Colocation Services in Minneapolis/St. Paul

BRDS offers colocation sublease options for critical servers and networking equipment. In addition we can perform on-site maintenance and remotely monitor and administer systems as needed by your organization. Colocation is an excellent way to host your own equipment with critical data, websites, email or a DR environment off-site in a secure facility that has access to enterprise-class connectivity with a number of Tier 1 internet backbone providers.

Managed Hosting
Minneapolis Data Center

Minnesota Data Centers

BRDS contracts with several data centers to maintain a diverse presence across Minnesota allowing enterprise-class connectivity our clients need for today's demanding applications.

Facility Features -

  • 24x7 On-Site Security and Support Staff
  • Tier 1 Providers
  • Multiple, Redundant Network Paths
  • UPS and Redundant A/B Power, N+1 Cooling
  • Latest Generation Routing
  • Content Delivery Capabilities
  • Enterprise-Class Firewalls with Stateful Packet Inspection
  • Dell PowerEdge Servers

St. Cloud, MN

We maintain a majority of web, application and email hosting services out of the Vaultas IT Data Center in St. Cloud, MN. The Vaultas facility has 10,000+ square feet of data center space with access to multiple regional, national and international fiber carriers to ensure reliability and maximized coverage footprint. The data center features 24x7 security, redundant industrial cooling systems, multiple UPS systems, redundant power sources and modern fire suppression systems. With data center services from Vaultas, we can easily meet or exceed the hosting requirements for most small-business customers.

Minneapolis, MN

Located in downtown Minneapolis, MN - The 511 Building, also known as the Minnesota Technology Center or the "most wired building in Minnesota" is an industry-leading colocation facility that offers all of the internet connectivity, power and security your business needs for servers and equipment located off-site, including backup and disaster recovery environments. BRDS provides Virtual Private Server (VPS) and dedicated hardware services in addition to sublease, monitoring, maintenance and management services for colocated equipment in the 511 Building.

Partnered With Industry Leaders

The best hardware and software in the industry, no compromises. Our managed platform is made possible through the partnerships we have with vendors that provide cutting edge, reliable solutions in information management and security.


You Have Questions, We Have Answers

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