Your business’ server room requires yet another renovation to keep it running smoothly in the older building where your business resides. You wanted to invest those dollars in your marketing. Another tenant in the building mentions colocation as a solution. It works great for their business.
Colocation, what the heck is that? Colocation means keeping your servers off-site, in a space specially designed to house them and keep them happy. A data center offers improved security, excellent connectivity, and expert support.
But data centers cater only to big companies and their needs, correct? It turns out that small businesses and large businesses require similar IT infrastructure. A data center offers both the ability to reduce costs and downtime, a crucial factor for any size business.
To choose the best colocation or data center for your business, arrange a tour of two to three which fit your initial criteria for space and budget. Check the rack/cabinet size for proper fit for your servers, power supply available, and type of Internet connectivity offered. Double check the power supply and connections provided meet your equipment requirements.
Utilizing a data center or colocation helps your IT infrastructure grow with your business without many of the accompanying headaches such as space constraints, and lack of IT expertise. The benefits include reduced downtime, decreased costs, and extra security. Your business doesn’t need to be big to realize the advantages of colocation.
Author: Kris Keppeler, writer for Crossing Genres on Medium.com, and Does This Happen to You? on Channillo. Award-winning podcast producer. Follow her @KrisKKAria on Twitter or on LinkedIn.