Colocation hosting offers many benefits over conventional dedicated server hosting. Most data centers offer a remote service so if your server needs a task performed like an OS reinstall which can only be performed from the console, the connectivity that the equipment receives will normally be more efficient than what you would receive from a dedicated server. This is because your equipment is not surrounded by other customer’s equipment so your connection speed will not be negatively affected.
A colocation data center is an efficient solution because the data center has full power backup such as Generators in combination with UPS systems. This helps guarantee maximum availability, which hosts offer in a range of 99.9% to 99.999%. Data center collocation enables businesses to concentrate on boosting profit and revenue. The server housed in a data center will be in safe hands and receive quality 24/7 support.
A data center’s team of professionals offer fully managed support services including OS installation and configuration to a server reboot. In addition, a data center eliminates the need for expensive equipment such as generators and UPSs. A client’s servers will be protected by the best in server colocation professional services.
When you choose a colocation hosting plan, your own server is installed in a rack in a high tech secure data center that is owned and managed by the colocation provider. In addition you will benefit from efficient network and bandwidth resilience when connecting to the internet. Most colocation data centers have numerous feeds to different bandwidth carriers to ensure the best redundancy.
Colocation services are available from web hosts by using their private racks. Or, a customer can pay a data center directly to have their server located in a rack that is run by the data center. Other equipment such as storage equipment and networking equipment can also be collocated within server racks.