The decision to go with server co-location means the movement, consolidation and potential expansion of your data systems. With proper and effective design, you will reap the benefits of better management in web hosting, bandwidth, outage protection and security, just to name a few benefits.
What is Co-location?
Co-location entails turning over the hard and soft faculties of data center management to a full service provider that will maintain their processes. It is a way to have an infrastructure without necessarily spending the money larger corporations do with their team of IT pros and equipment. A smaller business may not have the capacity to compete on those levels, but cannot ignore the need for data centers and what they bring to operations.
Reasons for Co-Location Servers
The bottom line for these services is reducing cost of overall IT management without minimizing the potential to be competitive in a world of rapidly growing technology that is absolutely critical to success. With co-location, a business no longer has to concern itself with designing, building, securing and maintaining a data center or the technology, power and cooling it needs. Co-location offers a scalable solution that can be managed and redesigned to their changing needs without a need to search, buy, install and maintain upgrades on UPS and HVAC needs, backup generators and manpower.
Greater Bandwidth Capacity
Bandwidth requirements continue to grow as solutions like cloud computing become the norm. A good service provider offers diversity in co-location. There’s no better way to improve network performance and stay competitive without having to concern yourself with ever-evolving tech that seems to be impacting how things get done. Service providers can counsel and implement the solutions you need based on the most advanced tech.
Instead of needing onsite professionals, co-location offers 24/7 local support. There is always access to someone to troubleshoot, answer questions and assist with the IT infrastructure. A good service provider is already prepared to deal with your issues, ensuring you have options at all times.
Data Protection and Security
With a new story about data breach in the news all the time, and data regulations becoming stricter and penalties getting more expensive, data breaches can be disastrous for smaller businesses. A server co-location promises stronger access deterrents and plans for everything from natural disasters to fire. They can also have onsite security and camera surveillance.
It can be costly to maintain a data center that has 100 percent network reliability. Your provider can develop network configurations that deliver functionality and availability designed specifically for your needs.
Server co-location is becoming an attractive option for data centers. It leaves room for scalable solutions without worrying about space, hardware, software and staff. It gives you more room to grow products and services, as opposed to using resources to facilitate the data center. The key benefits to cost, management and security and the impact on your productions are unparalleled.