Top 5 Benefits of Colocation for Businesses


Cloud technology is hitting an unprecedented level of adoption, giving individuals and companies several options when addressing their IT needs. With Colocation, you provide the equipment, and your colocation provider hosts the equipment in their data center and provides the power, facility, and maintenance on your device.


So, what are the benefits of colocation? See here if colocation is right for you:


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1.  Scalability

Colocation can help your company expand (or downsize) when your company needs it. For example, if productivity slows – just call your technician and have the server be taken off line; if business picks up, simply add another server.


2. Connectivity

Colocation providers keep your servers in climate-controlled data centers, with high bandwidth speeds, and proven redundancy – keeping your systems efficient. Additionally, your valuable IT staff will not have to waste precious time managing your servers.


3. Security

Quality colocation providers will keep your servers in secure data centers, with biometric scanners, 24/7 security, coded access, closed-circuit cameras, alarms, and more. Additionally, you do not need to purchase these features – they are included in your service fee.


4. Stability

If a natural disaster, emergency, or other calamity interrupts your physical business location, your collocated servers will not be affected. Secure data centers have redundant power systems and suspended floors in place in case of natural or man-made disasters.


5. Predictability

Colocation not only saves money, it also helps automate monthly expenses – you always know how much it is going to cost. This results in your company being able to budget more effectively.

Have you ever tried colocation? Are you considering outsourcing the company’s needs? Contact us for an in-depth discussion on how 3EX Hosting can improve your business.