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What Is Colocation?

Understanding the Internet Infrastructure in A Colocation Facility

One must understand the Internet and how it works to realize the benefits of a colocation facility or Internet data center.  The Internet is built on a network of networks connecting to major points on a worldwide type of grid that enables traffic to properly get to its destination.  Guaranteed Internet reliability in conjunction with the fastest delivery time possible is achieved by garnering the backbone of a technical infrastructure that only exists in a colocation facility.  Colocation facilities are equipped with capabilities that far surpass what a company could do on its own premises.

There are key connecting points that allow the best Internet connectivity. Colocation facilities are geographically positioned specifically for these connecting points assuring the best Internet connection attainable.  With large amounts of bandwidth piped through the colocation facility, a company can access far more bandwidth than it could ever on its own.  Redundant service is also included since a colocation facility has direct partnering with hundreds of other networks, thereby preventing latency.  

Technical & Financial Benefits of Colocation

For a company to benefit from a colocation facility's resources, they must ship or deliver their server(s) to a colocation facility to host their Internet web sites and other Internet services, such as web hosting, VOIP, streaming Internet radio, IPTV, etc.  These computers along with network equipment are coupled with the colocation facility's large Internet connections, such as 100Mbps, 1,000Mbps or 10,000Mbps.  To ensure technical reliability for your Internet business, a colocation facility offers redundant UPS and prime source type of generator backed electrical power, redundant A/C systems, 24/7 onsite technical support, and 24/7 physical security.  All of these services are included in a state-of-the-art data center.  

Impressively, if ever a power shortage occurred within the city, a colocation facility has back-up battery banks (UPS) that are always on-line to keep the power up while power generators immediately take over to prevent any outages within the facility itself.  This is a great advantage to your company to sustain business regardless of outside factors.  By using a highly secured, technically maintained, specially cooled environment around the clock with an advanced staff that serves to satisfy all your technical needs, a colocation facility is a company's best investment.  The abovementioned combined services would cost up to $20,000/month.  But by using a colocation facility, the price is 1/20 of that - only $1,000/month or less.   

Colocation Empowers Internet Business

Technology is an amazing force constantly propelling us into new realities of existence and commerce.  Ideally, technology serves the betterment of society allowing individuals new and better opportunities in the world.  Colocation is one such advancement for entrepreneurs, consumers, and businesses alike.  Though its origination came nearly 20 years ago, like any new technology it requires time to be embraced.  Often, something as technically superior and exceedingly cost effective can seem too good to be true.  Thankfully, there are those rare exceptions capable of revitalizing business where newfound prosperity is not a boardroom projection but an actual truth.  The inevitable financial savings and return due to colocation is a no-brainer.  Simply put, it works.  Fortune 500 companies, as well as millions of other businesses are turning to colocation as a crucial entity to maximize their company’s stability and financial growth.

It is clear that a company will save thousands of dollars by using a colocation provider.  The prime Internet location of the facility paired with sophisticated maintenance/services at an affordable price makes colocation the best choice for any company’s Internet needs.  In business, the bottom line and superior service is what speaks the loudest.  Colocation is a welcomed answer around the world.  We are living in a time where global communication and commerce occur incessantly and the Internet is driving a large percentage of that business.  Colocation provides the means to competitively grow your company, achieving its vision with stability and helping it to achieve the financial success it deserves.  


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