Colocation Services are data center solutions that help businesses secure, maintain and run servers and applications using scalable off-site resources.
For many businesses, building an expensive facility to host their internet infrastructure is a capital investment and long-term operational commitment that simply doesn’t make sense. The bottom line is that companies are seeking seamless, economical ways to deploy their infrastructure — and colocation services are a popular solution.
Colocation services generally include:
- Layers of security with biometrics and video surveillance
- Around-the-clock, fully redundant power
- Up to 2N uninterruptible power systems (UPS)
- On-site diesel-powered generators
- High-density power handling
- N+1 cooling
- Computer room air conditioning (CRAC) units
- Technology-neutral network with access to multiple carriers
Typically, providers of colocation services use closed-circuit security cameras to monitor the facility and locked cages or cabinets that keep the clients’ servers secure, while allowing controlled access by the clients’ authorized IT staff. Some facilities also use identification cards and PIN codes as an added measure of security.