A Colocation Facility is a data center equipped with environmental control systems, 24/7 security monitoring, uninterruptible power supply (UPS), available internet connectivity and essential cooling for servers. Businesses often use colocation facilities to house their primary and secondary IT infrastructure, as well as to provide off-site storage.
A leading-edge colocation facility can provide business customers with a comprehensive, cost-effective approach to server management, connectivity and security. When selecting a data center, location is the first thing company decision-makers should consider. For example, colocation facilities located near major power hubs are in a better position from an energy-supply standpoint than a facility located farther away.
These facilities often include advanced firewall solutions, along with targeted security expertise and open communications with their clients to keep enterprise customers informed about cyber threats, secure networking and off-premises backup strategies.
Modern colocation facilities are designed and engineered with highly redundant systems to maximize uptime and prevent outages. It’s a good idea for client companies using a colocation facility to review availability and uptime reports before signing a contract for data center hosting.