Colocation is a hosting solution where the IT of an organization is stored at a location away from the business premises. Colocation enables the clients to secure and ensure its availability without the need to invest in the expensive data center infrastructure.
Colocation can be a rational choice for the businesses as it can lessen the risks of traffic spikes, downtime and keep the business running with proper and constant monitoring of the underlying infrastructure. The colocation providers recruit the best in industry technically qualified experts to manage the infrastructure which, otherwise, the client would have to do in an in-house environment.
By moving your It to the server colocation hosting, your business can have enhanced features like rack space, data backup, physical security, multiple IP, secure and controlled environment with power backups, cooling, safety devices etc.
The colocation clients continue to have control like they do in an in-house environment. They have complete liberty to configure and customize the resources to meet any traffic spikes. With the responsibility of server monitoring away from their shoulders the clients can focus on core business operations. Colocation can be the right choice for a business as it is scalable and gives them the option to increase the rack space on demand. In-house facility will be difficult to expand and may cause disruption in services.
There will plenty of savings in colocation as the capital investment in infrastructure like generators, UPS systems, cooling solutions etc is not required. Colocation can ensure your business continuity even if the business premises are affected by an outage or disaster. They have superior backup systems and are redundant and manage easily for days together. A business cannot afford to invest heavily in the data center infrastructure without being fully sure of their needs. Colocation can be a better choice.