What are colocation services?

What are colocation services?

Colocation services are ideal for businesses which want to have their own hardware and software systems in parallel with the security of partial or total hosting in a data center.


To offer such an important service, a data center needs to cover and be transparent with a client about some important key aspects: 

  • Physical security 
  • Physical durability 
  • Guaranteed reliability 
  • Redundant internet connection – and even a neutral one from a connectivity perspective, allowing clients to use multiple supplier connectivity’s 
  • Redundant power 
  • On-Site technical support 
  • Powerful cooling systems 
  • Geographic redundancy  
  • Onsite fire sensors and extinguishing solutions


But what is a colocation system? 

A colocation center is a data center which lends it’s space for servers and hardware systems. Through this loan, the colocation service provider offers space in the building, power, bandwidth and security while the clients bring or configure their own server and storage solution. This space is being rented as a rack, cabinet or storage room. In most cases, a data center also offers extra services which can support and improve the colocation service. 

 

Why would I use a colocation service? 

There are many reasons for businesses to start using a colocation service but one of the biggest reasons is the reduction of costs related to maintenance and updates to a potential in house IT solution. Having this in mind, the service provider is responsible to update and maintain the infrastructure and most recent solutions.


Romania also brings another benefit to companies which are coming from countries like Belgium, Italy, Germany or Austria. In Romania, cost of powering such solutions is around 20-40% smaller compared to other countries. To put this into a bigger perspective, following a study from the second part of 2020, Romania has an electricity price of 0.1449 EUR per KWh while the mean of the entire European Union is around 0.2134 EUR per KWh.


To have a better understanding of other advantages of a colocation system, we can look at: 

  • Much lower renting costs compared with maintenance of in-house data center or even building of local data center solution 
  • Clients have the liberty to align and configure what server and storage solutions best fit their case 
  • Power and cooling costs lower than in house solutions 
  • High level of security is provided by the data center, to cover disaster or attack situations 
  • Easily scalable service to what the client wants, as the data center always has extra rent space 
  • A data center can also provide Disaster Recovery solutions through geographic redundancy, backup and replication services 


For more details on the advantages of a colocation service provided by EUDC, you can take a look here: https://eudc.net/colocation-data-center  

 

EUDC offers benefits like: 

  • Carrier Neutral Data Center – multiple connectivity service providers  
  • No installation tax 
  • Rack – 1U / Half Rack – 20U / Dedicated Rack – 42U colocation solutions 
  • InRow Rack Cooling 
  • Remote Hands 
  • Seismic Isolation 
  • High Density architecture through the possibility of powering 25 KW IT per Rack 
  • Rack cabinets 
  • Fire detection and extinguish solutions 
  • Redundant powering solution 
  • Seismic Isolation through ISO based platforms. 


EUDC offers its client a simple configurator approach for the colocation services, which can be accesed here: https://eudc.net/colocation-configurator  

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