Why Colocation Matters for Your Business

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Seven Reasons Why Colocation Matters for Your Business

Colocation allows a business to lease space for its own servers at a shared data center in order to take advantage of state-of-the-art infrastructure without having to risk huge amounts of capital expenditure.

A colocation provider, like ITS Fiber Data Center, maintains the physical space, provides connectivity in various forms, and ensures the physical security of the clients’ equipment. If your business is considering a colocation solution, it’s important to note that your company would still manage its proprietary hardware, ensuring that your business remains under your control.

You may be wondering if colocation is the right choice for your business. To help you weigh the benefits of colocation, here are seven reasons why colocation matters for your business.

  1. Reliability
  2. Risk Management
  3. Scalability
  4. Affordability
  5. Performance
  6. Security
  7. Experience

silver icon - number 1Reliability

Downtime costs.

Don’t let your business suffer due to power outages, overheated servers, or lost connections. Data centers and colocation facilities are optimized to prevent your business from losing access to critical systems and connectivity. Facilities, like the ITS Fiber Data Center, feature fully redundant power – including multiple grids, diesel generator backup, and multiple battery backups – advanced cooling equipment, and best-in-class air filtration systems to provide constant connectivity. 


silver icon - number 2 Risk Management

Colocation protects your business from threats to your mission-critical hardware, ensuring business continuity in a crisis. If your servers are at risk, your systems and data are at risk.

Housing your most valuable equipment at a fully redundant, off-site data center specifically designed to protect your hardware means crucial systems will continue to operate regardless of inclement weather, acts of God, and other emergencies that could result in catastrophic failure. The ITS Fiber Data Center has experienced staff dedicated to maintaining connectivity to your business’s lifeline – affording you peace of mind that your business can remain operable come what may. 


silver icon - number 3Scalability

With colocation, you only pay for the space and the power you need. 

Your business has the flexibility to scale up or down easily to meet changing demands.


silver icon - number 4Affordability

Data colocation saves companies money by reducing or eliminating capex commitments required to house, maintain, and protect the servers necessary to business operations.

Just the space and staffing required to maintain an adequately maintained data center have significant costs; add to that tally electricity and connectivity costs, and you’re looking at a major investment for minimum levels of operation. For most businesses, outsourcing this functionality results in significant savings and associated increases to profits.


silver icon - number 5Performance

Electronic equipment performs best in a constant cool temperature and a dust-free environment.

Even the cleanest offices can’t compare with the cooling and air filtration systems that a professional data center provides.


silver icon - number 6Security

Colocation facilities are designed specifically to ensure that your systems are protected from fires, thieves, hackers, and other threats that can compromise the security of your data.

Network security (robust firewalls, IDS systems, etc.) detect and prevent unauthorized access to your business systems. Your servers will be kept secure from physical threats thanks to features like biometric scanners, coded access panels, and anti-tailgating technologies. The ITS Fiber Data Center’s physical infrastructure is engineered to withstand floods, storms, tornadoes, and fires. 


silver icon - number 7Experience

On-site staff have years of experience in maintaining the data center’s infrastructure, and they are qualified to build, implement, and maintain this infrastructure with specialized equipment.


 

 

Take advantage of ITS Fiber's state-of-the-art Colocation Services.

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