A colocation (colo) data centre is a facility in which a business can rent space for their servers and other computing hardware. The data centre building with cooling, power, bandwidth, IP addresses and security is supplied by the data centre operator. The customer sets up and manages his own equipment.
Colo data centres create an environment to build an interconnected community through connections with cloud providers and other businesses.
Business Leaders and IT Professionals understand that data is a critical asset. Storing and connecting data in a secure environment with the ability to scale quickly is essential for a competitive advantage. To realise these benefits, businesses are outsourcing this part of their business to a professional data centre provider.
A colocation data centre will have extremely stringent security. This will include security guards and may include devices such as biometric access control. The building will also have multiple levels of redundancy and resilience to ensure cooling, power and bandwidth are protected. Generators and battery backup to prevent power outages are standard.
Pricing varies by data centre provider, but is usually based on:
Technical resource is normally chargeable. Backup power systems and security services are usually included in the standard pricing and support contracts.
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