Colocation is a technical solution for businesses that require additional space and resources in a secure location. The resources are available as an alternative to building a custom Atlanta data center managed by internal IT resources. Businesses require the solution when they want to increase reliability, promote efficiency, or cut costs.

What is colocation?

DataSite is a colocation data center facility that rents out space to house resources like servers and hardware. A colocation can provide management of IT resources for use in disaster recovery planning. Additionally, these facilities may offer cooling, bandwidth, power and physical security in addition to storage. Colocation companies can rent out existing spaces or develop custom centers built to client needs. Space in these centers are usually rented by the rack. Companies can use colocation services only as a storage resource or use the managed services in addition to the storage being rented.

Why consider colocation?

DataSite colocation services deliver reliable performance to meet financial goals. Colocation minimizes the impact of business interruption in availing backup resources during an outage. Companies can cut costs by using IT managed resources to rent an alternate space shared by other companies. The infrastructure costs, IT labor costs, bandwidth costs, and onsite storage costs are all reduced when using colocation resources. Companies are also better prepared when disaster recovery measures need to be rolled out the moment the need arises.

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What businesses benefit from this solution?

Growing businesses need access to reliable DataSite IT solutions when internal IT resources are limited. Managing resources may not be cost-effective for some companies so a colocation solution may be ideal for them. Companies that rely on IT resources in their everyday business will benefit from a reliable IT resource that permits customization and personalized configuration of server resources. Companies with a smaller footprint aren’t capable of managing significant resources in-house locally due to space constraints. An offsite location provides them with the space they need, and the colocation resource is highly scalable for the business owner. Companies with compliance requirements they must meet benefit from this type of resource. Typical mandates require that data be transferred and stored in a certain manner. Privacy and security constraints causes companies to consider colocation options to address those needs. A data breach is a common threat to all businesses with significant intellectual property. While storing data onsite locally does reduce risks of hacking and resolve privacy concerns, a company can benefit from a private colocation resource of their own. The benefit of a colocation resource like DataSite makes it possible to better protect private data and prevent network resources from being compromised. Businesses with on-site data centers have to invest in IT resources to ensure the reliability of their infrastructure, which can be cost-prohibitive for some companies. A company can have the facilities they require without having to invest heavily in the overhead it takes to maintain the resources. They don’t have to sacrifice in the area of quality by utilizing external colocation facilities managed professionally by the DataSite IT personnel.

What are the advantages of colocation?

• Save space
• No need to sacrifice quality in area of facilities
• Save money in overhead for IT labor costs
• Disaster recovery resource, minimizes downtime
• Scalability, businesses can increase IT resources as needed
• Electronic equipment kept in protected, well-ventilated cool area

Atlanta Colocation Services by DataSite are perfect for companies that want to expand their IT resources to meet performance and reliability needs without spending a fortune. Companies with limited space, internal IT resources, or compliance needs benefits from a dedicated colocation resources. The costs it would take to manage a world-class IT data center onsite internally far exceeds the costs of a managed colocation resource offered by DataSite.

 Save space

No need to sacrifice quality in area of facilities

Save money in overhead for IT labor costs

Disaster recovery resource, minimizes downtime

Scalability, businesses can increase IT resources as needed

Electronic equipment kept in protected, well-ventilated cool area