TeleAce (S) Pte Ltd Colocation | Blog
What is colocation?
its also known as co-location, or colo or carrier hotel, is a type of data centre where equipment, space, and bandwidth are available for rental to customers. Colocation facilities provide space, power, cooling, and physical security, while the customer will bring their own servers and other network equipment. Also connect them to a variety of telecommunications and network service providers with a minimum of cost and complexity.
Uncertainty drives the need for greater scalability in digital infra to match the transformation.
organizations today still rely on colocation facilities for the deployment of applications and services on a private and public cloud services. This Hybrid cloud environment will require colocation services that are fluid, flexible and hyper connected.
Affordability: Customers lease racks and space in a shared facility, all costs are shared among the tenants.
Reliability: colocation providers are often better prepared to prevent unplanned downtime and be ready to solve any issues to keep the services running. They offer Higher level of physical protection and greater protection from power outages
Network Scalability: Customers can use cross connects to scale up their network with other service providers
Better Security: includes physical and network security architecture designed to protect from all forms of breaches including the access controls like, key card access, security cameras, security personal and etc
Around the clock support: Professional IT support staff monitoring the colocation services.
Key Factors when choosing the colocation partner
Location: Datacenter should be located as close to end users as possible to provide low latency.
Power Density: improved power density is a crucial element to support current and future technologies. There are numbers of customers demanding for more then 8kW but only few colocation providers are supporting future technology advancements.
Comprehensive solution: should offer more than basic colocation services.
Built in scalability and flexibility: should provide scalable options when organizations grow. And flexible to adjust the overprovisioned infra.
Security: should offer redundant power supply, multi-layered security, climate controlled environments and robust SLAs.
An interconnected Ecosystem: Must provide highly-connected environment that enables the organization to rapidly connect to other data centers, public clouds and internet exchange points.
Disaster Recovery and Business continuity plan: Its essential to run your business even if a disaster strikes.
On demand cloud connectivity: With hybrid cloud being the preferred cloud environment, an organization will benefit from cloud on-ramp from the colocation facility. The colocation provider should offer dedicated access to cloud service with secure and reliable connectivity.