Market Overview

What is Colocation – Data Center Server Benefits

Share:
Colocation is the expression that is used when you own a dedicated server and want it running in a computer room with optimal operating conditions and has good security systems, operating conditions and uninterrupted power supplies. Colocation is a unique way to be sure that your website or Data is always in the air and online.
 
Why choose colocation? Below are the important reasons to choose for colocation
 
In short, colocation is of great importance,
 
You don’t want to be responsible for the power for your IT infrastructure fails
You don’t want the important valuable office space is occupied by IT infrastructure
You don’t want to be responsible for the power for your equipment for well cooling
You don’t want to be responsible for your equipment must be properly secured
You don’t want to be responsible to have the fastest possible internet access for your IT Systems
 
All the above can be rented at some place where the responsibility becomes their (service provider) core service.
 
The benefits of colocation include:
Guarantee of continuous flow
Leveraging space
Cooling of the equipment
Protection afforded
Connectivity with major providers
 
Important reasons to choose for colocation
What is colocation? Colocation is placing your servers and/or telecom hardware in a data center.
 
Why is colocation important?
The reasons to choose colocation vary by company, but there are a few important general points which can be taken care off before looking for a service.
 
When choosing colocation it is important to consider below points and important questions to ask yourself.
 
Power outage in a certain area or region can take hours or even days. In today’s world of e-commerce and email may be the failure of one server, even for minutes, have a major impact on the business. Also your intranet or private network is of course crucial. The failure of this is not acceptable for many companies, especially as a break in the steam supply can lead to hardware failure with even longer downtime as a result.
 
Important question:
Does your building have sufficient reliable power for your equipment? Is there an emergency power supply?
 
Space Racks, servers, and IT infrastructure occupy valuable space in an expensive office building. As your business grows, your equipment often grows with it. Growing businesses often have trouble getting a sprawling infrastructure a same central place.
 
Important question:
Can your current location to all your current and future site needs?
Cooling your servers require that they operate under a constant temperature. There should not be a difference in too much. To your IT equipment at the right temperature to keep your heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems of your building weighed down by the great heat produced by servers is issued.
 
Important question:
Is your equipment kept at the right temperature? And what happens when your heating, ventilation or air conditioning systems failure?
Strict security laws and regulations required by many companies tight security with regard to data storage and data retention. But even without this regulation is of crucial importance for any business data. And the latest safety technologies in a building can require a disproportionate investment.
 
Important question:
Do you have sufficient protection for your mission-critical data and equipment?
Connectivity many buildings have limited connectivity to the internet.
 
Do you have sufficient bandwidth and a choice of internet service providers?
It could be that these points have not yet affected your organization, but they are certainly worth considering. Making a decision about colocation you can directly do better than later. It avoids a lot of problems in the future.
 
Avoiding problems and obtain peace of mind are not the only benefits. Colocation can deliver significant savings compared to the cost of the infrastructure, hardware, and staff needed for a company to have a similar solution.
 
The benefits of colocation
 
Electric power and reliability Servers require a lot of power, and the electrical infrastructure of a building is often not designed there. The electricity system in the office building to alter is very costly.
 
As far as reliability is continuous, the uptime of IT systems is always at critical point for the business of a company. Many business-critical processes are dependent on the IT infrastructure. Even a momentary power loss can mean a significant loss for organizations.
 
It is of course possible to own their emergency power system. But such system should be tested regularly, the batteries need to be replaced, the fuel must be monitored and/or renewed, the engine cleaned, and so on.
 
A colocation facility, by contrast, usually contains a reliable and maintain relegate energy system. In addition, many data centers ensure virtually no downtime of the servers.
 
Physical space, now and in the future The Office space used for the hosting of servers can often be put to better use. Also because the space for servers are often not built specifically for easy expansion when needed. A data center, you must provide a range of options for hosting your servers.
 
It could also be that you want to vary the size of the storage. For example, a portion of a rack, a half rack or full rack. In addition, you would also have to be prepared for a growing need in the future.
 
In the field of moving offers colocation you another advantage: If your company changes of location does not mean that you need to move your servers. That stays safe online in the data center.
 
Keeping it cool many buildings are not designed to with the great heat to go be issued by (multiple) servers. This certainly applies to older buildings. Servers must operate at a constant cool temperature.
 
This problem is overcome by data centers. A data center has refrigerated spaces that provide a stable temperature.
 
Safety In an office building is a coming and going of people. to guarantee 100% security is not. Even with the strictest safety procedures can create errors. And that while many data from the companies certainly not accessible to everyone.
 
A data center is designed with security in mind. The specially designed security features are usually anonymous and there is no attention to drawn. The access is often monitored through surveillance cameras and access is limited to the data center staff, authorized tenants, suppliers and contractors.
In addition, the individual racks are locked to ensure that access is granted only to the right tenant. For a company it can be priceless to own such layers of security.
 
Fire suppression systems and flooding All modern office buildings today have sprinkler systems. A state-of-the-art data center needs the latest fire-extinguishing system. A fire protection system by a data center using sprinklers filled with compressed air connected to a fire detection system. When a fire is detected safely, air is released so that a fire is put out.
 
If the region where you live extra is prone to earthquakes, floods or other natural disasters, it is all the more reason to colocation to consider.
 
Savings Colocation sacks various savings. So you can significantly save on staff and bandwidth. It also saves you because you don’t have to upgrade your data infrastructure, no need to install fire suppression, no back-up generator need to purchase, no need to impose new wiring, etc.
 
Conclusion
Reliable performance, peace of mind, cost savings-these are all reasons to colocation to consider. Because of the importance of data for companies is an important alternative for safeguarding colocation. Think about it therefore cannot wait.
 
The same goes for companies that already have colocation but dissatisfied with their current situation. For example: Because there is no space available for future needs or if you are dissatisfied with the infrastructure or support.

The following article is from one of our external contributors. It does not represent the opinion of Benzinga and has not been edited.

 

Related Articles

View Comments and Join the Discussion!