Some organizations may dismiss data center colocation as an expensive alternative to hosting your infrastructure onsite. Others might incorrectly assume that data center colocation is less reliable than hosting your servers in the cloud.
In this article, we'll look at 5 common myths that have been perpetuated about data center colocation. To combat these myths, we'll provide facts that will help you gain a clear picture of how data center colocation can provide unrivaled network uptime, network reliability and physical security for your servers.
Let’s dig right in.
Is Data Center Colocation Expensive?
Not at all. In fact, colocation providers such as ColoCrossing can help you custom tailor the amount of services that your business needs in order for your organization to stay competitive.
ColoCrossing can host a single server for you in any of its 8 US based data centers. If you require a half rack, a full rack or an entire server cage, ColoCrossing can help your rapidly colocate your critical infrastructure at a competitive price.
Contact our sales department and we'll help provide you with the facts you need in order to make a decision about your next server colocation deployment.
Do you Have to Own Your Own Servers?
If you wish to lease a bare metal server, ColoCrossing offers dedicated servers starting at just $74.95 per month.
Many organizations prefer to lease their hardware versus purchasing it outright. ColoCrossing even allows you to custom tailor our leased servers so that your business can get the CPU, hard disk space and bandwidth that it needs. ColoCrossing even offers basic server migration services for free.
Is Data Center Colocation Less Reliable than Onsite or Cloud Hosting?
Data center colocation services provided by ColoCrossing are more reliable than onsite data centers and cloud hosting.
Your onsite data center might be subject to a number of issues. For example, not every business has the ability to build a diesel generator outside of their office nor is it practical for most businesses to do so.
With ColoCrossing, your infrastructure will be hosted in a facility that has battery backups, diesel backups and direct connections to local utility companies. When you combine our ability to provide redundant power alongside our 100% network uptime guarantee, most fears about moving your data center into a colocation facility will be squashed.
How do I know my Servers are Physically Secure?
Physical security is a big part of the reason many businesses choose data center colocation services. At ColoCrossing, each data center facility is equipped with security guards, cameras and access to secured areas require two factors of authentication (Biometric and key card access.)
Our data centers are fully staffed 24/7/365 in order to provide your infrastructure with the highest levels of physical security. In fact, ColoCrossing offers data centers that are SSAE 16 certified, which provides an additional level of assurance for your data center hosting needs.
If you'd like to physically verify that these security components are in place, ColoCrossing welcomes visitors to its data centers. You'll just need to provide us with a 24 hour notice so that we can arrange a data center tour.
What if I need to Physically Change my Data Center Hardware?
That's no problem. ColoCrossing offers you two different methods of making these changes. You can simply visit the data center yourself or you can purchase our "Remote hands" services.
With our remote hands service, we'll only change your data center hardware as long as you provide us with authorization to do so. In this scenario, you would provide us with guidelines and instructions on what to do and we will only perform the tasks that you have authorized.