Colocation Data Centers:
Sometimes also referred to as ‘colo’ data centers, these are off-site data centers that are owned and managed by a third-party. This is considered a hybrid model where one third-party owns the infrastructure – the physical facility that offers space in that facility that’s properly equipped to store a business’ or organization’s computing hardware, servers, etc. They typically rent this space out by the room, cage, rack, or cabinet. Then another third-party provider is responsible for the managed services side.
Colocation data centers offer a plethora of benefits. They make it easy to maintain continuity and enhanced security for applications, data, and systems. They also make it easy for businesses to scale up or down as necessary. And these types of data centers are typically on the cutting edge, which provides businesses with access to some of the most advanced data center technology.