Data Center|Colocation

A data center is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems.

A colocation (colo) is a data center facility in which a business can rent space for servers and other computing hardware.

Typically, a colocation provider provides the building, cooling, power, bandwidth and physical security while the customer provides servers and storage. Space in the facility is often leased by the rack, cabinet, cage or room. Many colocation facilities have extended their offerings to include managed services that support their customers’ business initiatives.

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Best Practices and Critical Things to Think About when Choosing the Right Data Center Colocation Solution

Today’s modern IT infrastructure is demanding more out of its resources, expansion strategies, delivery methods and disaster recovery methodologies. To help meet these new growing demands, many organizations are turning to colocation providers to help service their data center needs. But what makes up a good data center decision? Is it just the location? What about the bandwidth coming into the site? What about green technologies and the adoption of new unified technologies? The reality here is that there are several key consideration points which need to be made when choosing the right data center colocation solution. Now with cloud computing and a truly distributed, data-on-demand, environment, making the right choice has become more important than ever.

Consider the following:

  1. Location – Safe, Secure, and Accessible
  2. Facility – Has to have critical infrastructure that can grow with you.
  3. Capabilities to Analyze the Workload – What is being delivered and where, along with CPU, IOPS, Storage to support dynamic applications
  4. Good Environmentals and Control Management with Solid SLAs 99.999% or 100%

 

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