Datacenter colocation is when a customer hosts private servers and networking equipment at a data center. Organizations can rent rack, network and other resources at data centers across the world to create a worldwide reach to their customers.
Colocation becomes an imperative part of technical infrastructure for any business to interact with their customers, ecosystem partners or government agencies. Instead of spending months setting up their own data centers, companies can purchase colocation services to launch their internet presence quickly with much less investment and operational burden. Instead of messing up with data center buildup and operation, a company can focus on their core services by simply selecting colocation services.
Below are some key considerations in evaluating colocation service providers.
In today’s highly competitive market, it becomes essential for a businesses’ services to be available all the time. With colocation service, you to ensure your applications are always online with the right support from your colocation service providers.
With enterprise application vulnerabilities being exploited by hackers constantly, security should be a paramount concern to any online business when their evaluate their potential colocation service provider. For example, AquaNX.com colocation provides Managed Firewall, DDoS detection and migration, on top of physical security like perimeter fencing, keycard scanners, mantrap entries.
● Compliance Requirements
it is also necessary to remember that colocation services place customers’ IT equipment in a shared facility. Hence, specific security requirements should be designed in, to meet compliance requirements like HIPPA, PCI, GDPC etc.
Another key consideration for colocation service is its ability to support your growth across the globe, wherever your customers are. Besides the geographic reach, colocation service providers should have the ability to provide the space, power, cooling, internet infrastructure required to support your business expansion as well.
● Low Operating Cost
Obviously, a lower cost of operation with colocation service is essential to help the business stay competitive in their own market. One needs to be careful to evaluate the total cost of colocation services. Besides monthly recurring costs like power, space, cooling, internet connectivity, customers need to understand non-recurring costs like setup fee, remote hand service policy and price etc.
Data center colocation services are extremely advantageous when deployed thoughtfully, with careful considerations for all the factors listed above. Feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] should you want to discuss colocation service with our experts.