As the need to drive down costs within business gets ever greater, many organisations of all sizes are considering their spend on IT. One of the greater costs associated with IT is the need to rely on an internally maintained server, to run business critical apps or to store data. Given the improvements in connectivity, many companies are choosing to reduce the internal need for storage and move their infrastructure out to an external source, the data centre. However there are varying degrees of usage and not everyone will require a fully serviced data centre, this is when colocation becomes a viable alternative.
Colocation effectively gives you the security and infrastructure of a fully operational data centre with the flexibility to manage your own equipment. Your servers are housed in rented rack space, and surrounded by the latest technology in power, cooling, connectivity and security. Not only that, but the space is fully compliant with the latest data storage regulations from across Europe.
There are also added benefits to colocation such as disaster recovery. Nowadays as so much of business is data critical, a large scale loss of information or down time doesn’t really bear thinking about. Colt has therefore developed state of the art disaster recovery solutions that are easily accessed from within a colocation package.
Colt currently operates twenty data centres across Europe with colocation on offer in many of them. We have the staff who are also ready to assist you with any server migration or installation that you need. Not only that, but our data centres are certified to ISO27001 offering guaranteed security for your data and equipment. To learn more you can download our White Paper – ‘Six Points to Consider when Opting for Colocation’ on the subject or contact us to speak to a representative. As a means of saving money and securing peace of mind, colocation offers a viable, flexible alternative to your app delivery and storage needs.