The colocation industry is home to a vast range of vendors with wildly varying capabilities. At the bottom end of the market, all it takes is the room, power, and bandwidth to house a few servers and keep them connected to the internet most of the time. At the top end of the market are… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Colocation
Incremental back-ups hosted on secure colocated servers are the best defense against ransomware attacks like those that hit healthcare operations across Europe last month. Without isolated, verified back-ups in a secure data center, there’s little an organization can do if its data is lost to a ransomware attack.
The quality of colocation providers and colocation data centers varies enormously, from companies that will house your infrastructure in a world-class data center they own and manage to fly-by-night operators who can’t guarantee great service no matter what their marketing might say. If your company has decided to host its hardware in a colocation data… Read more »
When you’re in the colocation business, you hear the following story all the time. A couple of smart entrepreneurs found a startup. They’re looking for low-cost, agile infrastructure so they launch their first servers on a cloud platform. The cloud lets them get up and running quickly. They launch more cloud servers as the amount… Read more »
Atlanta is known internationally for many things: Coca-Cola, the Atlanta Braves, Southern hospitality, and incredible music, but over the last couple of decades The City in a Forest has established a reputation in an entirely different area: as a globally renowned tech hub and the data center location of choice for thousands of businesses. We’d… Read more »
Although it’s a bit of a mouthful, the location of your colocation data center is a vital component in the success of your business’ infrastructure strategy. To choose the right colocation data center for your servers, you need to balance several factors, ranging from geographical location to network connectivity. Compromising on any one factor can… Read more »
A private cloud is a single-tenant cloud platform. On public cloud platforms, the underlying physical layer is shared between multiple users. Public cloud is a useful and popular modality, but there are many reasons an enterprise organization might prefer private infrastructure.
Colocation is the hosting of your hardware in a data center managed by a third-party data center provider. Unlike many forms of infrastructure hosting, you don’t lease the hardware from the data center provider. You choose and purchase the servers and other equipment you want to host, and your colocation provider houses them and provides… Read more »
In the life of any successful company, there comes a time to expand IT infrastructure to accommodate increased demand. In 2017, companies that once would have chosen to build on-premises are looking for alternative solutions as they outgrow their existing data centers. For all but the largest of companies — those that need to house… Read more »
There’s a persistent myth in among executives in startups and even established businesses that cloud platforms invariably work out less expensive than colocated or hosted dedicated servers. For some types of workloads, that’s true. But for the majority of infrastructure hosting scenarios, colocated hardware has a lower total cost of ownership. Let’s take a look… Read more »