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4 Reasons Why Colocation Can Help Your Business

October 6, 2017
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For the majority of computer room operations and data center operations, we believe that owning your own data center will provide you with a variety of flexibility, as well as a great return on your investment. However, we know that this is not always an option for every business. There are other options on the table for you, including making the decision to use a colocation company that can support all of the requirements of your data’s infrastructure.

There are various reasons why your business should at least take the time to consider colocation, and some of them are listed below:

Reason 1: You Need Reliability

When people attempt to access your website, do they ever run into any problems? Colocation data centers have nearly perfect uptime because of the multiple levels of redundancies that are used for power access, cooling, etc. If you were going to build multiple levels of redundancy in your own data center, you would have to pay a significant amount of money.

A good colocation center will have all the networks tools you need, as well as a power supply that will not be interrupted. You will also have generators and other equipment so your customers can still have access to your company. Since a colocation center will have multiple redundancies, you will not have to worry about your website being offline when it is time for your colocation provider to perform maintenance and repairs on the colocation center.

Reason 2: Colocation Will Grow As Your Business Does

When you have your own business, you hope the tools, resources, and equipment will grow as your business does. A colocation facility will give all its customers the chance to scale up or scale down, based on the direction the company is going. You will easily be able to add or take away racks. When your business or organization grows, you will discover that a colocation center will be more cost-effective because it truly supports growing businesses.

Reason 3: Get The Support You Need

Data colocation centers have people available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days of the year. Many colocation providers will also provide you with various services, including replacing hard drives when needed, rebooting your system, and the cabling of your systems. There are many colocation centers that will also provide your business with the managed support services it needs to succeed. Your systems will be monitored, maintained, managed, and repaired when needed. When you go the colocation route, you will not have to worry about finding someone in your support staff to take car of the issues.

Reason 4: Effective Security Options

When you use a colocation data center, you will have outstanding security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Your colocation data center will be secured at all times. Many colocation providers will also be able to quickly identify when there has been an intrusion or any other type of attack on the network. Your business or organization needs a stable and secure environment. You do not want your company’s name or organization’s name to make the news because there was a breach of data.

These are only a few of the reasons why a colocation provider can provide you with the tools you need to have a successful business. If you are interested in switching to colocation or if you need advice on how colocation can fit within your business’s strategy, do not hesitate to contact us today. We understand that it takes time to make major decisions, and we want to give you all the information you need in a timely manner.

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