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What Should Your Startup Company Know About Colocation?

May 12, 2017
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Like every company that is trying to find its place in the digital age, your startup is going to need a server. We know you are probably ready to go out and invest in a server that is in the traditional form, but there are some things we want you to know about colocation.

What You Need Is What You Will Get

When you make the decision to invest in colocation, you will not be asked to sacrifice anything you already have or anything you will need in the future. Colocation may not be a prefabricated server, but this should be no cause for concern on your part. You should actually be thrilled about it because this means you will get what you need. If you need small server space or large server space, colocation will give you either.

You Can Afford Colocation

When you make the decision to go the traditional route when it comes to servers, you will find that you will have to spend a significant amount of money. With colocation, you will only be asked to pay for what your company will use.

Colocation Allows You To Be Scalable

Since you do have a startup, you will probably always think about flexibility and scalability. One of the best things about colocation is that scalability comes with it. When the time comes for your company to request more server space, the only thing you will need to do is add it on. We also understand that you may need to scale back at any given moment; this will not be difficult for you to do. You will be in complete control.

You Will Need Someone On Your Side

You may think you will need to know a great deal about colocation in order to use it. Although you do not need to be an IT whiz kid, you will need to have someone on your side who can help you. It will be a great idea to have someone on your IT staff who has the skillset to understand any IT problem you may have. There are many colocation providers that will have a team of consultants to help you when you need them.

Customization

One of the key differences between colocation and the traditional server is that colocation is customizable. With colocation, you will get to pick what you will need and what it entails. When you use a third-party server, you will not be able to make any customizations. Since you have a startup company, things will change over time. What will work for your startup now may not work next year. Colocation allows you to make the necessary adjustments whenever it is necessary.

Security Is Always Important

We understand that after reading all the essential aspects of colocation that you may be thinking that something is missing. You may think that security is not an important part of colocation, but you would be incorrect. One of the greatest advantages of colocation is that the security aspect is certainly better. When you think about all the equipment that you will own and all the information you will store, you will be well-aware of how important it is to secure that information.

Colocation is growing all across the world; which means there is plenty of competition. You have plenty of options to choose from, and this can be very confusing. However, you should not let the process of choosing a colocation provider discourage you. There is a colocation provider out there for you.

If you think that a colocation server will fit the needs of your startup company, contact us today.

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