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Colocation

Colocation

Millions of websites are running over the internet and almost the same amount of user access them
every day. In today’s world, it has become very easy to do business online even for small companies.
Most of us know that if we are owing to an IT related company we have to stack a lot of servers and
other network equipment in the working area and have to take good care of those delicate devices.
This is why the practice of colocation was initialized.
Now instead of keeping the delicate equipment and servers at the homes and office areas, the
companies can store or ‘co-locate’ them in different colocation centers. It may look similar to server
hosting but instead of renting a server, in colocation, the company rents a place in the colocation
centers and place their servers and other equipment which are pre-owned by the company.
The thing which makes colocation centers extremely useful to the companies is the services
provided by it. The data centers provide power, bandwidth, IP address and cooling systems which
are extremely important to the customers for a proper functioning of their servers. Colocation also
provides a much better level of security which includes security guards, efficient surveillance
systems, and biometric access control. These centers also beneficial at the times of natural disasters
as they provide backup and UPS facilities at the times of power outages and other natural calamities
like fire, earthquake, and flooding.
Space is rented in the colocation centers in terms of racks and cabinets. A rack is a metallic frame for
mounting the equipment and hardware. The equipment which is mounted in the rack is measured in
rack units, where one rack unit is equal to 1.75 in. and the prices will be set according to the number
of racks used.
Colocation can be extremely useful for small and large-scale companies. Here are some of the
benefits of using colocation centers-
Low network Latency
Network latency can be reduced to a very higher extent with the help of colocation, this eventually
increases their reliability.
Economies of scale
Colocation centers can help its customers to get benefits from economies of scale which is not
available to them if they are managing the equipment in-house or office areas. Customers will also
get higher bandwidth at very low cost.
Physical Security
Colocation centers provide a much higher level of security in comparison to in-house hosting. They
provide security guards, CCTV monitoring and biometric access which is not possible for all in-house
hosting.
Colocation centers are best for those information technology-related companies and website
companies which don’t have proper space to keep their servers and other equipment. By saving the
space and money to manage that equipment in in-house hosting, the companies can invest more
time and money in their business which can become a huge factor in their success. So, if you own an
IT company and want a proper and secure space for your equipment then you should go for
colocation centers.