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A lot of companies looking to scale their presence online to target their specific audience need their IT-Hardware, mainly servers, and a networking framework. These servers could be a single server located in the corner of an organization's main room, or they could be towers of multiple server hardware found in a common room. Regardless, the server hardware needs maintenance and monitoring.
We at server colocation provide a solution to hardware housing with our server colocation services, with single server colocation being our most demanding one. We'll get to that in a moment, but for now, let us see what server colocation really is.
In 2021 billions of people are connected online through the internet. People are searching for information, entertainment, and businesses. The latter has made the internet a huge marketplace, literally connecting billions of people worldwide. Companies have seen this as an opportunity to scale their businesses to such heights that no one could imagine before the internet.
While it may be easy to manage the single server arrangement on the flip side, managing entire common rooms of server hardware is a painful task. It takes a lot of resources that many small businesses and organizations don't currently have.
As mentioned above, many businesses and organizations such as small businesses don't have enough resources to manage their IT-hardware infrastructure. Physical servers require 24/7 monitoring, proper data connection framework, air conditioning, physical security, uninterrupted power distribution, physical rack enclosures, and a team of professionals ready 24/7/365 to deal with any issues.
For such reason, server colocation has gained popularity. Colo is a service provided by a data center, a business, or an organization partner that will monitor your IT-hardware with a proper infrastructure of resources as mentioned above. That data center will be responsible for managing your IT-hardware for an optimal fee, which saves you the cost of doing it on your own office's premises. All you will be required to do is to move your IT-hardware to the data center facility, and they'll take care of the rest.
Colo has many advantages; the data centers will provide a support team of professionals to manage your hardware regularly, and they'll also be ready 24/7 to deal with any unforeseen events.
The colo facility will provide all the necessary resources for your hardware, such as data connections, adequate power distribution, environment controls, networking framework, physical space, and security. The data centers are known for their reputation for reliability. They take full respectability for your server's uptime and security, ensuring that your business runs uninterrupted.
Lastly, the biggest advantage server colocation has to offer is that it is significantly cost-effective. The cost of housing and managing your own IT hardware on your organization or business' premises adds up to a lot along with the hassle that comes with it, which most organizations and businesses don't have time to deal with.
With colocation, the cost is reduced a lot. The way it happens is that the data centers house other organizations' hardware on their premises, so the overall cost of maintenance is divided among different companies, making it a win-win for the companies and the data center.
On the flip side, the disadvantage is that you need to drive to the data center facility to incorporate changes to your hardware, which in my opinion, is nothing compared to the advantages that they have to offer.
There are different types of server colocation:
As the name suggests, single server colocation is a colocation service from a data center for one physical server of a company, organization, or business. The data center is responsible for maintaining the entire infrastructure necessary for your single server hardware. This is the most popular type of server colocation among small businesses. This colocation provides different sizes for your physical hardware; these are 1U, 2U, 3U, 4U, and 5U single server colocation.
A level beyond single colocation service is the quarter rack colocation, which allows the customers to house their servers in racks with additional physical security. The quarter racks have their locked front and rear doors, which are only accessible by the data center's staff members and you.
Much like the quarter rack, the half-rack colocation provides an entire cabinet with additional physical security for your server with a locked combination accessible by you. The half-rack has double the amount of space as the quarter rack.
Full rack colocation is the most flexible type of private or personal server colocation that will be completely customized to your needs. The Full rack colocation is also one of the best options that a data center can provide for you if you are looking for a tower server colocation.
Some data centers also provide the facility to house multiple full rack colocation with highly sensitive information. These private suites are only accessible to you hence the name private suites.
At server colocation, we provide one of the best, reliable, and cheap colocation services throughout the United Kingdom. Our most appreciated colocation service is undoubtedly our 1U colocation service. 1U servers are most popular among small businesses that don't otherwise require a lot of computing. Our 2U colocation servers are the most cost-effective solution for businesses with more power consumption, such as 1.0 Amp. These services are one of the best 1Gbps colocation services in the UK market right now. Besides our single server colocation, we also have the quarter rack, half rack, full rack, and private suites colocation ideal for your needs. These services are incredibly cheap, especially if you compare them to other colocation services in the UK or worldwide.