What is colocation?

Colocation, also known as colo, is the renting of space from a data center service provider to house your physical servers. The amount of space required depends on the footprint of your physical hardware; you can lease anything from a half rack to entire cabinets or secure rooms depending on needs. The service provider is responsible for providing the IP addresses, bandwidth, cooling systems, and power for your servers while you are responsible for their maintenance. Colocation lets you focus your business operations on your products and services while still letting you retain full control of your physical servers and hardware.

Enterprise-grade infrastructure, innovative technology and service expertise – delivered within your budget

In today’s fast-paced, dynamic business environment companies are more dependent on technology than ever before to enhance their business processes. Companies that do not use cloud computing services often must build their own private data centers to house their IT infrastructure such as servers as well as other physical hardware. The building and maintenance of private data centers can be an incredibly costly endeavor though.

As a business owner, building your own data center may be cost prohibitive or simply not in your business plan. In addition, you may also not be prepared to transition your business applications to a cloud computing system. If this sounds familiar, Flexential colocation services are the perfect fit.

Benefits of colocation:

  • Cost: Colocation reduces your capital expenditures considerably. With colocation, you don't have to incur expenses involved in building a data center – buying or leasing land, hiring skilled IT personnel, managing security, and ensuring redundancy, among other things.
  • Scalability: Colocation offers you the ability to easily scale your hardware up or down, depending on your business needs. With colocation, space limitations as well as network capacity, these are not considerations in deciding how or when to scale your hardware.
  • Physical security: Colocation service providers typically have multiple layers of security around their physical locations to protect the hardware of their clients. Examples of security measures include, but are not limited to, security guards, CCTV, and biometric identification.
  • Disaster recovery: Colocation offers you an additional layer of protection from physical incidents that could result in data loss. Colo facilities have redundant power sources and cooling systems to minimize downtime and ensure that your hardware is functioning optimally round the clock.
  • Flexibility: With Flexential colocation services a wide of cabinet space, managed services and Edge data center services are at your disposal.

With Flexential Colocation services you get:

  • Convenient data centers near you – 40 nationwide
  • Industry-leading PCI and HIPAA compliance standards
  • Advanced security protocols
  • Global interconnection capabilities
  • 100% uptime commitment, built-in power and cooling redundancy, professionals onsite 24/7
  • Solutions that scale to meet changing business requirements
  • Optional managed colocation services
  • A trusted partner with the Flexential team of hardware, software and security professionals

When you entrust your servers and business applications to our data centers, we take your valuable IT assets as seriously as you do. Your technology is the backbone of your business operations. Our people are working 24/7 to ensure we deliver the most current technologies, vital security features and skilled expertise to protect your technology backbone and help keep it strong, healthy and flexible.