Benefits of colocation data centers

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There are many reasons why you might choose colocation, i.e., moving your IT hardware to an external colocation data center. The following factors show how companies can benefit from collaborating with an experienced data center provider.

Secure infrastructure with excellent flexibility and connectivity

Our dependence on digital structures is growing in the digital age. Many companies have high demands when it comes to the security and availability of their IT infrastructure. As data centers are very expensive and time-consuming to build and operate, more and more companies are turning to specialist providers of colocation data centers. Leasing individual racks or larger spaces is far quicker than setting up your own data center, which would be subject to strict regulations. Moreover, a colocation data center gives you the flexibility to react quickly to changing needs, e.g., if you need better performance or the amount of data you handle is growing. Costs remain transparent and predictable.

What’s more, colocation data centers generally also boast superior connectivity. The modern and carrier-neutral data centers offered by ITENOS, for example, are connected to the DE-CIX internet exchange.

Professional operations and comprehensive services

Medium-sized companies in particular often don’t have the necessary staff or expertise to run a data center smoothly around the clock. By contrast, colocation providers have years of experience, in-depth expertise, and highly qualified employees. Plus, maintenance is handled by the data center operator, helping relieve some of the pressure on your IT department. ITENOS also provides various remote hands services, including building, dismantling, and disposing of customer-specific racks or installing and removing hardware.

Availability, IT compliance, and data protection

Most colocation data centers have redundant systems and supply channels to ensure excellent availability. Whether it’s fire safety, power supply, or air conditioning—data centers certified in accordance with the Tier classification can provide extremely high availability and resilience. Even when it comes to building security and access controls, most external data centers outperform small in-house solutions. Regardless of the regulatory requirements a company must meet—whether it’s running web servers or complying with the GDPR—external data centers typically have all the necessary certifications. Moreover, colocation data centers allow you to build redundancy into the design of your company’s IT to implement disaster recovery strategies.

A sustainable future with colocation data centers

Another positive aspect of colocation data centers is that they are often more sustainable than in-house data centers. This is partly down to bundling, as more resources are required to build several smaller data centers than one large one with the same capacity. But it’s also down to economies of scale, since cooling and backup power supplies are more efficient when operating on a large scale. On top of that, the operators of large data centers rely on modern concepts and developments that help enhance data center sustainability.

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Thomas Wolpert

Head of Account Management