All you need to know about data center colocation

by | Colocation

Building and running a data center is a very complex and expensive undertaking. From capital expenditure to operational expenditure, hardly any line item can be considered inexpensive. Besides, most technologies implemented today will become obsolete in a short period.

A great option for businesses

Today, companies looking for a solution without the hassle of managing their own data center can find the best solution in Data Center Colocation services. Colocation or simply “Colo” offers facilities that are secure and fully staffed with shared space for businesses to store servers and other equipment.

Hassle-free operations

For businesses, the engagement with colocation facilities is similar to a rental relationship with a property owner. The businesses will bring their own equipment: servers and other hardware necessary for daily operations. And the colocation company will provide a cool environment ideal for servers, and monitor and ensure that bandwidth needs are met. This gives the ability for businesses to focus on running their business while the colocation company maintains their data center

The growing demand for Colocation Data Centers

The best examples are today’s cloud service providers. They use colocation as a means to meet their global equipment storage needs and also country-specific laws related to data storage. A recent report suggests that the demand for colocation is set to rise along with stringent security.

Datacenter colocation is the right choice for all types of business from the following perspectives:


By buying into a specific tier each business server client receives guaranteed uptime without any additional costs:

  • Tier 1 DCs -99.671% uptime
  • Tier 2 DCs- 99.741% uptime
  • Tier 3 DCs have a 99.982%
  • Tier 4 DCs have a 99.995%


Access to Datacenter colocation facilities is strictly limited to authorized personnel and businesses can only access their own equipment. All facilities utilize two-factor authentication that includes key-card and biometric scanners.


Datacenter colocation facilities have the capacity to transmit petabytes of data on a network. With multiple customers as their clients, their bandwidth “pipes” are big enough to support the amount of data that needs to be sent back and forth.


Datacenter colocation facilities offer businesses the flexibility to expand by allowing them to rent space, power and security.


Cost is the primary advantage of Colocation because Datacenter colocation helps with cost savings in terms of capital expenditures such as UPS, backup generators, power grids, and HVAC units.

The Next… for Colocation

Internet of Things (IoT)

The amount of data generated and the bandwidth necessary to deliver content to devices and gather data in return from Internet-connected appliances and smart devices will transform the economics of data storage and delivery. Having content available regionally through colocation facilities will offer scale, resiliency and uninterrupted customer experiences.

Businesses can optimize devices and capacity to move volumes of data and content for broadcasting to larger audiences or personalizing for each individual user.