What is Colocation?
For those who are unfamiliar with the term ‘Colocation’, ‘Co-Location’ or ‘Colo’ for short – this is when a business houses its own equipment (i.e. servers) in a professional datacentre.
Why should you chose colocation?
Trying to recreate the benefits of colocation within your own in-house server room is a costly endeavour for any business, no matter its size. There is also the danger from of having all your data stored in one place and the upfront cost of the equipment and systems. Also, the substantial workload alone would mean taking on more staff or taking the focus of your existing staff away from current business operations.
With colocation you no longer have to manage your server infrastructure (i.e. power, network, broadband & cooling etc.., all these components are taken care of by your datacentre provider), are far less likely to experience network outages and gain the benefits of using dedicated servers without the high cost and limitations of a server room.