Colocation services let businesses host their IT infrastructure in a data center, removing the need to invest in an actual data center or to take on the initial costs of traditional hardware infrastructure. Colocation facilities also provide cooling power, security, and cooling. This allows customers to cut their operational expenses (OPEX), by eliminating the requirement to maintain equipment on their own.

With almost unlimited scalability colocation lets companies scale resources to meet business growth and changing IT requirements. This helps startups save on large upfront costs and provides a cost-effective way to expand resources.

Colocation’s flexibility and reliability allows companies to boost their performance and redundancy, decreasing the risk of downtime for business. A colocation datacenter could, for example, provide low-latency edge computing performance with high-performance connectivity to support real-time apps and ensure uptime.

Colocation services allow businesses to connect to a variety cloud providers, third-party vendors and other sites using carrier neutrality, ensuring best connectivity for their infrastructure. This opens up a variety of new opportunities for business growth, while reducing the complexity of operations and allowing seamless expansion across geographies and cloud ecosystems.

Many colocation providers offer dedicated racks, cabinets, and cages that house customer-owned IT infrastructure. Space that is dedicated comes with dedicated bandwidth and private access to the facility’s network as well as local support engineers who can help you with your IT issues when required.