With a growing need for flexibility, scalability, complexity, and power, more and more businesses are keeping their server systems off-site. While cloud servers work great for a number of businesses, some companies need (or just want) to utilize their own equipment.
Colocation is still very much alive in the 2020s, offering a best of both worlds approach to hosting. Businesses get to purchase, setup, and control their own equipment. However, they don’t have to worry about housing, cooling, or powering it.
That is, as long as they choose the right colocation provider. What should you look for when deciding on a colocation site?
What to look for in colocation...
One big reason businesses look to colocation is because they simply don’t have the space to house their equipment. But it’s not enough for a colocation space to meet your current needs. As your business grows, your technical needs will grow as well. This doesn’t just mean you need more space, but you will also need more power.
Before looking at a colocation space, consider what your technical needs might be 5-10 years from now. Make sure that you choose a provider that can easily grow with you, providing the space and resources you need.
While colocation systems might be housed off-premises, they’ll still need to be accessible to your team. After all, it’s your equipment. With how dependent businesses are on keeping their systems operational at all times, you need to be able to get to your equipment anytime, day or night.
24-hour access, 7 days a week, 365 days a year is a must.
Servers don’t just need digital protection; they need to be physically safe as well. While protecting your systems from cyber threats might be the responsibility of your team, it’s up to your colocation provider to keep your equipment safe.
In addition to keeping it secured from unauthorized access and theft, they also need to keep it temperature controlled, safe from power outages, and more.
Our Colocation Services
In need of a secure, scalable, and reliable colocation facility to house your servers and equipment? Our Data Center is an excellent choice. Wherever you’re operating from, our facility has the capacity and capabilities for both today’s and tomorrow’s needs.
Here’s what you can expect from our colocation services:
- Move-in Ready
- 24/7/365 Customer Access
- SOC 2 TYPE II Certified
Not entirely sure what you need? Maybe you’re looking for additional help building out your infrastructure? Our experienced team of IT consultants in Dayton, Ohio is up to the task. For all of your hosting, IT, and data center needs, DataYard is here for you.