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What is Colocation?

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Colocation centers offer services including Colocation, Cloud Computing or a Hybrid Colo-Cloud solution that are highly beneficial for companies in today’s fast paced business world. For enhanced security, high availability and the ability to grow quickly and efficiently, many companies are converting to colocation, cloud computing, or both for their critical IT infrastructure needs.

What is Colocation? image colocation servicesColocation centers offer data center space and a number of other services to companies of all sizes and all industry sectors. Besides the obvious security benefits of having secured, off-location servers, colocation centers have around-the clock physical security officers as well as firewalls keeping hackers and the like out of your web servers and storage servers.

Many companies offer advanced infrastructures for your server and colocation needs. According to one company, “our data centers give you access to high density state-of-the-art facilities equipped with 2N uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), N+1 backup generators, climate controls, redundant network connectivity, and 24×365 monitoring and security. Our high-availability, fully redundant switched fabric network delivers N+1 reliability.”

Colocation’s Benefits Don’t Just End There

In addition to the advanced infrastructures and security features, colocation in high availability data centers offers clients a number of optional services to exceed their needs and drive them further into the future. Whether you prefer to maintain all of your equipment yourself from your headquarter location, or you’re interested in the full spectrum of services offered by colocation centers, you can enjoy enhanced managed firewalls, monitoring of routers and switches, remote access, intrusion detection and protection, backup services, reboot services, network monitoring and reporting, load balancing and disaster recovery systems, to name a few.

Colocation centers are able to quickly adapt to meet the needs of each individual customer. Whatever you desire for your colocation services, companies can work directly with you to meet your needs. In addition, whether you require a small cabinet of storage space or a ballroom-sized location for your extensive servers, colocation can be tailored to fit your needs.

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  1. James says:

    Love the article. Business owners are easily confused by the buzzwords of our industry. The fact that you have defined what types of services colocation facilites can provide should shed some light on the subject. Commercial Data centers are the only place colocation companies can setup shop to successfully and redundantly support IT services as we know them. -Thanks b2b. We love your site.
    Sincerely,
    James

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