Colocation is one of those few things in life where you have to ask yourself, “Why wouldn’t I want this?” It can unburden you from some of the routine and resource-sapping chores that come with the care and feeding of running your own data center. A top-notch colocation facility enjoys big-time economies of scale that you could never hope to realize on your own.

  1. It is fiscally responsible, allowing you to leverage a provider that already made the investment in infrastructure and personnel.
  2. It is highly secure, with facilities staffed and monitored 24/7 by trained professionals and backed by video surveillance, PIN-based card access and locked cages.
  3. It increases the redundancy, bandwidth and availability of your systems, providing more speed and reliability than is available or even feasible at most office locations.
  4. It provides back-up power to your systems, fueling your business during the most challenging of times.
  5. It is highly reliable, allowing you to sleep peacefully through the night if anything goes down.
  6. It comes with an on-site technical team who operates and maintains state-of-the-art infrastructure so that you don’t have to.
  7. It can help you meet the requirements of regulatory compliance acts such as ISO 27001, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), HIPAA/HITECH, PCI DSS and Gramm-Leach-Bliley (GLBA).
  8. It allows for flexibility, with infrastructure that is already in place to accommodate your needs for more rack or floor space, additional bandwidth and faster connection speeds.
  9. It comes with a high quality of service, allowing for a more customer-centric approach to information technology.
  10. It can be used for disaster recovery to ensure business continuity and availability of mission-critical data and applications.

If your business is considering colocation and you would like to talk to a Flexential expert, contact us at or at (877) 448-9378.