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How to Distinguish Pros and Cons of Colocation Server?

Server colocation is a feasible option for organizations that search for cost-effective alternatives to having an in-house data center facility. But it may not work for every type of business. So, it is necessary to look at its merits and decide if it will work for your business or not before you move your servers.

Pros:

Savings in Costs: Businesses can take advantage of utilizing the power and other data center infrastructure rather than invest in building your own facility. You will save a good sum of money on bandwidth since in a data center the costs are split among multiple users that are housing their IT.

Lesser Risks of Network Outages: The third-party data centers offer network up-time of as high as 99.95%. This is possible mainly because of the redundant systems they offer. The technical experts from the providers work around the clock monitoring the equipment to ensure there are no glitches that could affect the performance.

Control: The clients have total control. You can increase or reduce your resource capacity without waiting or asking for the client approval. You can schedule your maintenance and the liberty to install any software and hardware you want. You have the power to host almost anything as you would do in an in-house data center.


Security: The server is placed in an isolated environment that is taken care of by the service provider. It eliminates all kinds of security risks that might occur in a shared environment. It is often crucial to finding a service provider that follows all security compliance in the told manner.


Expertise: Outsourcing your IT services to a colocation service provider will enable the business to get the services from experienced and capable engineers. The service providers have an in-house team of professionals who work for them 24 hours a day and deliver exceptional performance.


 
Cons: 

Requires Upfront Investment: Server colocation hosting will work fine for businesses that do not their own data centers. Though there is a saving on the power and bandwidth, you still must pay for the hardware and software. You pay the license fees and maintain the infrastructure on your own.
 
Technical Expertise: You need qualified and experienced technical engineers to manage your servers. The responsibility of server maintenance including software updates, hardware component replacements, operating system upgrades, security patches is all on your team.

Maintainance: For maintaining your server, you will need a team of technical experts with a few years of experience. They will manage and maintain the server or the service provider's services at an extra cost.


Location: Your in-house infrastructure does not require any movement while cloud data can be easily accessed over the internet. Outsourcing will require frequent travel to data centers which will add extra cost to the plan.

  
You must look for colocation providers that are near or else you may suffer downtime in case there is an issue, till such time, that your experts reach the site.

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