Advantages of Colocation

Businesses of all sizes use colocation as a hosting option for various reasons.  Without making a financial commitment, small firms can have the necessary features of a major IT department.

Here are a few of the main advantages of using a quality web hosting provider, such as Electric Kitten, which provides colocation hosting in Los Angeles.

Colocation enables you to keep your equipment in a secure data center cabinet with a public IP address, bandwidth, and power given to your server by the service provider.

In addition, colocation offers

Better connectivity.
The completely redundant network connections in colocation data centers ensure that clients’ mission-critical applications always function without interruption.

Improved network security.
Data centers feature top-notch network security to identify and stop illegal access to their customers’ systems, including the most recent firewalls and IDS systems.

Redundant power supply.
Colocation data centers provide power redundancy through multiple power grids, diesel generators, dual battery backup systems, and excellent maintenance procedures.

Bursting capability.
Customers who use colocation facilities can increase bandwidth levels to meet their traffic demands without making additional financial investments. Data surges are spread over many users over a long time, dramatically lowering bandwidth costs.

Room for growth.
Without having to incur capital expenses, colocation enables you to extend your infrastructure to meet the demands of expanding your business. If your business expands, your IT infrastructure can quickly and inexpensively grow to accommodate it.

A step toward cloud migration.
Colocation enables you to move your equipment to an offsite facility with enhanced capacity and performance to fulfill business demands while ensuring a smooth cloud transition if your firm is considering cloud computing in the near future.