All about Colocation Services for Business – Host.co.in
Colocation or “colo” refers to the practice of renting out the server space along with other computing hardware situated at a third-party provider’s data center premises. Colocation services usually comprise the physical infrastructure where everything can be housed along with networking, physical security and the cooling components needed to support the server and storage provided by customers. With a colocation data center in place, it eliminates the CAPEX needed to build and maintain the facility, thereby allowing the businesses to have a retained ownership and complete control of the physical servers. Although, with colocation services, it requires the businesses to share the costs of upfront hardware.
Usually, the colocation providers have the capability to house several servers, generators, and an uninterrupted power supply. The providers are also standardized with the pre-defined industry certifications in a similar way like the typical hosting providers.