Businesses make a decision to collocate their equipment and services due to personal or professional reasons. Some businesses need more bandwidth space to operate their servers without limitations. Other businesses use Colocation servers as a security base, because they do not have an in house IT team.

In technical terms Colocation involves the transfer of services and/or equipment to another web location. When additional security is needed, or more bandwidth is required, administrators make the ultimate switch. Whether the item in question is a server, an ISP service, or a piece of equipment, Colocation provides benefits to companies that need a reliable IT provider.

An IT team can safeguard internet connects, increase bandwidth usage and speed. Since most companies do not have the technology or the skilled technicians to perform these tasks, the send their servers to companies that do. Making changes to bandwidth functions only takes a few minutes. The process involves making slight changes to the router’s operating panel, which trained IT technicians can complete.

Problems with Inadequate Space

In order to properly set up Colocation servers, several operatives must be in place such as adequate server racks and sufficient latency functionality. Rack servers serve housing components for electrical equipment and other devices. Most businesses are not sure as to the number of server racks they need. Not having enough rack space can create serious problems, which often leads to slow performing equipment and failed internet connections.

As businesses grow so do need for additional services. More rack space for servers is needed, so that their services can continue to expand without comprising quality, services or customers. Colocation help businesses to retain their independence and maximum their operating potential. This is why businesses need unlimited space to expand and operate in a network environment, which does not impose limitations or restrictions.

Businesses know when it is time to invest in Colocation servers. If they act quickly and address the problem they can save money, time and future disappointment. However, once the servers are moved they have to be properly configured to perform in their new setting. Colocation does not hinder or prevent businesses from accessing their equipment. In fact Colocation actually improves businesses ability to access more services, and enjoy a stress free working environment.

Benefits of Using a Colocation Server

In layman’s term, Colocation allows businesses to access the same services as before, but with more options. Businesses can choose from either shared or manageable IT server services or protection. Sharing server racks is cost efficient, safe, and better for smaller companies on a budget. Businesses cannot be too careful. When it comes to colocating their servers, safety is the key element to maintaining a successful online business.

The internet is filled with hackers and cyber thieves all of whom is waiting to steal personal information or exhort innocent web users. Colocation offer administrators online security that surpasses ordinary hosting services. Colocation allow companies to access the same benefits as large companies, but with lower operating costs, less responsibility and more internet connection power.

VPN, filtering, web hosting, IPS services, firewall protection, email hosting and Virtual private networking are services included in the Colocation process.

+Katrina Matthews is a tech expert and blogger for RackSolutions, manufacturer of server racks from 6u to 42u server racks and larger.  She gives tech tips and advice every week on our blog.