What is colocation?

Colocation is a term used frequently for websites, but many businesses don’t fully understand what it means. Essentially, colocation is using a third-party data centre to house networking equipment and privately owned servers. Using a colocation centre means servers don’t have to be kept within a section of an organisation’s business infrastructure. To learn more about colocation and if it could benefit your business, continue reading.

Why colocation?

Colocation centres are shared facilities, which means you will be sharing the cost of communication, floor space, power and cooling with other tenants. This is a much cheaper option than building a new data centre. It works well for businesses that need total control over their equipment, as they can maintain it as if it were in-house. Colocation is different from the public cloud because of how data is managed. With cloud services, the provider manages your storage, server and network. But with colocation, you set up your elements.

What are the benefits of colocation?

The main benefit of using a colocation centre is its reliability. They offer more protection from power outages as many data backups are in place. This means there is no single point of a power failure and full network redundancy.

Colocation datacentres also offer strong levels of physical protection. This is because they often have CCTV, fire detection and mantraps in place to help protect your essential data. Another great perk is that you can get higher bandwidth levels. Compared to a standard office server room, the levels are much higher and at a cheaper cost.

Why choose Clouvider?

At Clouvider, our state-of-the-art datacentres can give you the reliability, performance and speed that your business needs. We have a 24/7 support desk that can help you with any issues that may arise.

To learn more about colocation and if it is right for your business, contact us today. We have EU datacentres like London, Frankfurt and Amsterdam and also datacenters in the USA. Located in NYC, Ashburn, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas and Phoenix. For a no-obligation discussion, get in touch with us today.

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