Colocation is essentially a carriers’ data center or another third party who specializes in data center space. Businesses rent a portion of the space, where they co-locate their equipment, hence Colocation.

Colocation is becoming more and more prevalent. Not just for large businesses either, SMBs are rapidly moving infrastructure offsite. The cost of building and maintaining data centers doesn’t typically provide the efficiencies and effectiveness of leveraging an existing space, which is managed by specialists.

Colocation can be used for many reasons, but often our clients are looking for disaster recovery/redundancy or a remote data center, as opposed to an in-house data center.