Some Information about Cloud
Colocation (colo) is simply renting space in a highly secure data centre for your own servers and other computing hardware.
The package includes the building, cooling, power, bandwidth and physical security. You just bring your own equipment (unlike cloud where this is provided for you).
Whether you need a rack, cabinet, cage or room we can compare different providers to make sure you receive the best value surrounding your key criteria.
Using a colo facility reduces you capital expenditure (CAPEX) associated with building, maintaining and updating a large computing facility… you just pay a small monthly fee!
A colocation facility is a type of data centre where space and bandwidth are available for rental to businesses. Colocation facilities provide space, power, cooling, and physical security for the server with a minimum of cost and complexity.
Colocation has become a popular option for companies with midsize IT needs because it allows the company to focus its IT staff on the actual work being done, instead of the logistical support needs. Significant benefits of scale result in large colocation facilities.
Colocation facilities provide businesses:
Lockable rack cabinets or cages
Physical security (including video surveillance, biometric and badge access, logging etc.)
Redundant systems to mitigate the problems when each inevitably fails.
Among the economies of scale which result from grouping many small-to-midsized customers together in one facility are included:
Higher reliability due to redundant systems
24/7 monitoring by engineers
Lower network latency and higher bandwidth at a lower cost
Specialist staff, like network and facilities engineers, which would not be cost effective for any single client to keep on the payroll.
Major types of colocation customers are:
Web commerce companies: for a safe environment and cost-effective, redundant connections to the Internet
Major enterprises: for disaster avoidance, offsite data backup and business continuity
Telecommunication companies: to exchange traffic with other telecommunications companies
e-commerce sites: to house servers dedicated to processing secure transactions online