You’re done with all those horrible midnight runs to the office to get the servers back up and you know you need a solution… right now. The folks from IT mentioned “colocation” and if that would stop all those urgent midnight calls, you’re willing to give it a try.
Well, that’s great but, let’s back up a little. First, let’s explore what colocation is. Secondly, we’ll take a look at what colocation can do for you.
What is Colocation?
Colocation is essentially renting a space (co-locate) for your servers and other computing hardware in a third-party provider’s data center.
Naturally, the servers are your own. You’re not renting a server from the provider but simply leasing space. You’ll, of course, retain ownership and control of all hardware and software within your servers.
As for the colocation provider, it provides the space, power, cooling, network connectivity and physical security for your servers.
Benefits of Colocation
So, how can colocation help your business? Well, let’s check it out.
If you store and manage your data in-house, some responsibilities and expenses come along with it. The responsibilities and expenses can be costly and time-consuming. Worse, they can distract you from doing what you should be doing: running your business. You know, things like hiring IT and security staff, equipment management and maintenance, and troubleshooting technical problems.
A good colocation provider, on the other hand, will handle all of these tasks for you. Plus, there will be no extra cost for things like outages and maintenance because you’re only paying a fixed price for your plan and the colocation company shouldn’t ever go down. In addition, no more middle of the night urgent calls. Good colocation companies provide that service for you.
Colocation allows you a certain scalability that you wouldn’t have if you house your own servers. When you manage your servers in-house, you’ll have to add or remove equipment whenever there’s a change in what your business needs.
With colocation, you can easily and quickly scale up or down to meet your business’ demand. All you have to do is to contact your colocation service provider.
Retain full control of your equipment
When you engage a colocation provider, you’ll still have full control over your servers, hardware, and software — just like when your servers are installed in-house.
But, the good thing is that you don’t have to find a secluded space or room in your office to accommodate the equipment.
On top of that, good colocation providers often have stringent security measures. For instance, Coloco offers 24/7 interior and exterior surveillance, 24/7 human network monitoring, 4 factor authentication for entry, backup generators, advanced biometrics, and more.
All of these measures ensure that your data is guarded and safe 24/7.
In a nutshell
It doesn’t matter if you’re running a small business or a large enterprise, Coloco’s colocation services can help you to get rid of all the hassles of housing your servers on-site. Give it a try now!