Colocation – What are the advantages?

Friday 31 October 2008

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For many of us, colocation means hosting at the lowest possible cost, with total control over equipment.

If you looking to cut costs and maintain/improve excellent server uptime, colocation may be the ideal solution for your business.

So, what exactly is colocation?

The term colocation can sometimes sound quite frightening to new businesses searching for hosting arrangements. The thought of a managed server sounds much more appealing, although in many cases parting the extra cash for a managed server is not always necessary.

With co-location, we give your server a home and provide all necessary functions required to have your server online. We take care of your server and ensure all possible disaster eventualities are prepared for, allowing you to relax and not worry about any potential problems that could arise.

Space is available for all types of setups, from small 1U servers to a full rack full of equipment. Like a hotel, you will receive a luxury service with all expenses covered. With our dedicated support team onsite, you can request for a server to be rebooted even without leaving your office, day or night.

Different options are available for businesses interested in colocating, find all the information you need on our colocation hosting page.

Is colocation for my business?

There is certain knowledge required when colocating a server; you will need to maintain the operation and setup of the server. Businesses that have servers located in-house would always benefit from colocation, the running costs will be a lot less and the reassurance of our redundant data centre is a key advantage of choosing to colocate.

As a reputable company we own 2 data centres located in the midlands, both located in the city of Nottingham and each run independently. This gives customers the option to have servers running in separate data centres in a fail-over configuration for total resilience.

Moving servers from their current location may seem to be an unnecessary and complicated task, although you will save money in the long run. How could a power or network outage affect the day to day running of your business?

Talk to us and find out further information about what colocation is all about with our contact page.

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