Colocation (also spelled co-location, collocation, colo, or coloc) is a type of data center services where equipment, space, and bandwidth are available for rental to customers.
Most colocation packages are:
This is a service that you pay for which allows you to store your company’s servers at an off-site location rather than keeping them at your own place of business. Our dedicated server colocation is a cost reduction option for businesses that are still storing their servers on-site.
Benefits of colocation include:
A predictable and operational expenditure model
Additional capacity can be brought on quickly, cheaply, and only as needed
Better access to space and power
Experienced professionals managing your data center facility
An ecosystem of partners in the same facility
Dedicated infrastructure to build your cloud strategy
Lean infrastructure to manage during times of rapid business change
A better road map for disaster recovery
Major types of colocation customers are:
Web commerce companies, who use the facilities for a safe environment and cost-effective, redundant connections to the Internet
Major enterprises, who use the facility for disaster avoidance, offsite data backup and business continuity
Telecommunication companies, who use the facilities to exchange traffic with other telecommunications companies and access to potential clients—a colo facility where many carriers are physically present is often called a ‘carrier hotel’; the presence of such a facility at a colo increases its value to some classes of potential customers.
eCommerce sites, who use the facilities to house servers dedicated to processing secure transactions online.