Colocation

Are You Considering Colocation? Ask Prospective Data Centers These 9 Questions to Make the Right Decision

Brett Haines January 23, 2014 by under Dedicated Hosting, Marketing 0 Comments

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When you look into colocation, what you need to know to find the right data center is a more limited list than with web hosting because you are providing all the equipment yourself. However, a number of crucial questions beyond price remain. Top concerns are provided below, boiled down into ten questions, in two categories:

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Pros and Cons of Colocation

Reuben May 23, 2013 by under Dedicated Hosting, Marketing 0 Comments

by: Reuben Yonatan, Tech Enthusiast and Analyst at GetVoIP & CloudHostingHQ, providing guidance to Voice Over IP and Cloud Computing consumers.

A colocation center, sometimes shortened to just “colo,” is a facility in which businesses rent space inside a dedicated facility. The space is often provided by an Internet service provider, or it has gateways to ISPs and PSTN carriers. The facility provides the space, the power and cooling, and bandwidth. Some facilities include security monitoring for an additional fee. The customer puts in their own equipment, like servers. There are advantages to placing your servers in a colocation facility, and also some reasons why it might be better to have your own dedicated site.

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Major Consideration When Choosing a Data Center: Don’t Choose One Near an Airport!

Eddie March 19, 2013 by under Dedicated Hosting, Marketing 0 Comments

Last Friday, a plane crashed shortly after taking off from the airport in Fort Lauderdale, killing 3 people and causing a lot of property damage.  Apparently, the plane departed from the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, realized something was wrong, and tried to circle back around and land – unfortunately, this effort was unsuccessful.

The plane crashed within 2 miles of Peak 10’s data center in Fort Lauderdale.  As a result of this unexpected plane crash, many people are raising questions about the location of Peak 10’s data center and why they chose to locate it in such close proximity to a major airport.  Similarly, there are many other data centers all over the world that are located in close proximity to airports, including right here in Orlando, Florida.

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How Can Colocation Benefit Your Business?

Joel August 9, 2012 by under Cloud Hosting, Dedicated Hosting 0 Comments

When it comes to hosting your business’ data and/or website, there are many options.  For starters, you can host your server in-house or rent rack space for your server in a data center.  While some companies have the resources and the space to host their own assets, many simply do not.  At Atlantic.net, we offer colocation web hosting so you have one less thing to worry about when running your business.  But first things first – what is colocation and how can it benefit your business?

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A Few IT Services You Can Leave to the Cloud

The cloud is not just for file backups anymore.  On top of saving companies from needing a data center and actual infrastructure, cloud computing can perform many IT services for your business that you would traditionally have to use a lot more resources to get.  In addition, switching to a cloud service provider offers businesses the potential to significantly improve communication and collaboration.  Your business can use cloud for a wide variety of applications in an overall effort to increase your business’ productivity.

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