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Server Colocation is gaining more and more popularity in the IT industry. The Server colocation provides one of the most reliable and cheap server colocation UK services in the market right now. This particular article is written to give you a detailed insight into server colocation, its alternative, its uses, and its pros and cons.
As we all know, in 2021, many businesses and organisations are targeting their audience online as the growth of the number of people on the internet has been exponential, especially in the last two decades.
In the last few years, billions of people have connected to the internet. Every day, hundreds of millions of people browse the internet for entertainment, connecting to other people via social media. People also buy things off the internet. Because the internet has become a global marketplace, companies and businesses are making their online presence to target their specific audience.
There are essentially two ways organisations and businesses manage their online presence; they invest in buying their hardware or choosing a hosting web service. This choice depends on the organisation's needs or the business and the budget as buying the hardware can be costly, and housing and managing it will cost more. Server colocation helps cutting down the housing and managing costs if you have your hardware.
Server colocation is a service provided by a data center facility where a company can house their IT hardware and get it to manage without the hassle of doing it on their organisation's premises. Furthermore, the costs of housing and managing the IT hardware, which primarily includes servers, are reduced by a lot. These data center facilities will provide all the resources and the infrastructure to manage your hardware.
These resources include, but are not limited to, adequate power distribution and backup plans, proper network bandwidth allocation, physical and network security protocols, environmental controls and air conditioning, data backup framework, disaster management infrastructure, and a team of highly skilled individuals in their own domains. All of these resources are included in every colocation service package by any service provider; however, companies might also have their own different additions that they might offer and these services.
Regardless, server colocation pricing is always going to be less than the overall costs of housing and managing your hardware on your own organisation's premises. The hardware that a company or the organisation has might be a single physical server that might be found inside a specially designed cabinet in the room's corner. They can be entire racks and towers of servers found in specially designed rooms dedicated to housing and managing them. These data centers will house multiple organisations' hardware in their facilities; this way, the overall costs of managing the infrastructure gets divided among different companies and organisations whose hardware is being housed and managed.
Generally, it is recommended that you should choose a colocation service provider if you have physical server hardware that you would want to manage. However, if you don't have your own hardware, then the server colocation is useless for you, and you would be better off leasing a physical server from a web hosting service provider.
You have to relocate your hardware to the data center facility in server colocation, and they'll have your hardware set up. Here is where the web hosting service gives an advantage, you can manage and configure your leased server from a remote location. One of the best web hosting types is dedicated to web hosting, which allows you to have full control of a leased web hosting server's resources. There is also private and public cloud web hosting, which is also a great alternative to server colocation.
Server colocation has many benefits, such as the overall costs of running and managing the hardware in your organisation is a lot more than what server colocation has to provide. Additionally, the hassle of owning and housing your own hardware on your organisation's premises is also managed when you opt for the data center facility. However, the downside is that in server colocation, you will need to relocate your hardware to the data center facility manually, and you will need to drive to the facility whenever you would want to incorporate physical changes to your hardware setup.
Server colocation has different types, and the most renowned and common type in the UK is the single server colocation. As its name suggests, the single server colocation is for housing and managing the facility's single server hardware. There are different types of single server hardware, and the most popular one in the UK is the 1U colocation UK which is for servers that don't need much processing and space.
There is also 2U colocation UK service, which is for servers that need more virtualisation processing and a bit more space. Each tier of single server colocation has a different resource allocation available for your server, depending on its needs.
Additionally, there are Quarter Rack, Half Rack, Full Rack, and Private Suites services in addition to the single server colocation. These services provide additional physical spaces with more security and flexibility with the addition of more hardware.
The Server colocation is one of the most renowned cheap server colocation UK service providers with incredibly affordable data center rack space pricing UK. Our data centers are found just about everywhere in the major locations in the UK, especially if you're looking for colocation London. One of our most popular services among small businesses is the 1U colocation UK service. Furthermore, we also have quarter rack colocation UK services, one of the most cheap colocation services in the UK other than the single server colocation.