Four Ways Hiring a Colocation Provider Will Help Your Business

If you own or work for a small-to-medium sized business you know that you often wear many hats and perform tasks well outside of your official title. This is the reality for most organizations of this size and in a world where technology is constantly evolving, sometimes it seems impossible to keep up. Your systems need to be secure, reliable, and accessible. This isn’t always easy to achieve. I’m going to give you 4 reasons your organization should hire a colocation provider, but first, what the heck is colocation anyways?

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It’s actually pretty simple. Instead of hosting your existing servers and other computer hardware on site, you can choose to house them in a colocation center. Typically, the process of hosting your own servers is not only expensive, but it also means that if your location is for some reason offline (internet outage, power outage, natural disaster etc.) your team or customers will not be able to access mission critical data.

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Is It Time to Start Using IPv6 in Your Data Center?

With IPv4 only containing approximately 4.3 billion IP addresses, is it time to begin using IPv6 on your network?

This topic has become a hot button issue, as many tech enthusiasts have argued the virtues of each protocol. While it is inevitable that the internet will eventually be forced to use IPv6, what are the benefits of enabling IPv6 in your data center now? Continue reading

Consider location when looking for a data center

Making a decision on a data center or colocation provider is neither easy nor is it to be taken lightly. There are a lot of factors to consider when making a choice that has the potential to impact your mission critical infrastructure – especially now that it’s housed in someone else’s facility.

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But you’ve made this choice to at least get all the facts straight so that you can make a well informed decision. I have good news, you’ve already made one great choice and that’s to move your data offsite and into the hands of professionals that can monitor and protect your data around the clock.

This is where it gets a little tricky. As with any industry, the right choice for one organization may not be right choice for your organization. I’d like to stress the importance of location when looking at data centers.  Continue reading

Examining Data Center Colocation in the Midwest USA

ColoCrossing has emerged as one of the top data center colocation providers in North America. Enterprises haves teamed with ColoCrossing to host critical infrastructure across their vast network of 8 data center locations.

ColoCrossing exceeds the IMG_1892expectations of your typical data center colocation provider. ColoCrossing offers 24/7/365 support, a plethora of managed services and a 100% network uptime guarantee. More IT decision makers are choosing ColoCrossing as their exclusive data center colocation partner. Continue reading

A Closer Look at ColoCrossing’s East Coast Data Centers

ColoCrossing is one of the leading providers of data center colocation services in North America. ColoCrossing’s 100% network uptime guarantee is a testament to the company slogan “Dedicated to Uptime.”

ColoCrossing’s competitive pricing combined with its unparalleled network uptime guarantee is the reason that more CIOs are choosing ColoCrossing, even when they choose to shop around with other data center colocation providers.    Continue reading

Colocated Servers Maximize Uptime During Disaster Recovery Scenarios

Businesses that own and operate an onsite data center typically do so at their own risk. If your enterprise does not have a data center redundancy plan in place, how can your business rapidly recover from a disaster recovery (DR) scenario?

Don't let a disaster catch your organization off guard.

Don’t let a disaster catch your organization off guard.

All IT professionals will agree that it is a best practice to regularly backup your data. For enterprises that thrive on uptime, file level backups of your data may not be enough. Organizations must weigh the costs associated with the downtime that is incurred when IT staff is restoring the data during a DR event.  Continue reading