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Managed Colocation Hosting - A Very Valuable And Peaceful Hosting Service To An Organisation

Published on 09 April 18
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A managed colocation hosting comprises of multiple features to the user, such as, providing administration of the system, giving all assistance of physical hardware, providing round the clock monitoring, complete back up service provided to the server, immediate restoration of any lost server functionality etc. Managed colocation hosting service is covered with 24x7,365 days monitoring. This monitoring offers pro active response to any situation that arises during server hosting service.

About Colocation Hosting-

A colocation, which is popularly known as colo, is a data centre facility. In this data centre facility, any business can rent or take on lease physical space to house its servers and other associated hardware for computing.

A Colocation provides the housing infrastructure, with cooling facilities, power supply with back up provisions, in case of power failure, bandwidth to the business, who house their servers and associated computing accessories, in the building. The colocation also provides every measure of physical security to the premises, which include security personnel, measures and tools for fire control, instruments for intruders’ surveillance, such as CCTV cameras, TV monitors etc. The business or the customer provides servers with storage. The building infrastructures rent out space to house the server and the computing components, in racks, in cabinets, in cages or in a room. There are a number of colocation hosting services include managed services for providing full support to the business initiatives of their customers.

About Working of Colocation Hosting Service-

A colocation provider does not sell the options chosen by the customer, to the customer, who sets up her/his colocation hosting solution. The customer is completely free to choose the combination that suits her/his business best. The customer can install the equipment at the data centre of the colocation hosting service provider, once the customer is ready to do so.

In a managed colocation hosting service, it guarantees that the customer is provided with a client server solution, which is totally configured, to suit the needs of the client. The customer is free to build her/his own data base, her/his web sites and the requirements for hosting her/his e mails, by accessing the available software and the hardware. Managed Colocation hosting is fully managed by the colocation hosting service provider, or the chosen provider of the data centre. It guarantees that everything and every work is carried out properly. In a managed colocation hosting service, the customer does not have much control over the server hosting.

About Managed Colocation Hosting-

The managed colocation services definitely cover at least one of the cost categories, such as power supply, bandwidth, labour and equipment related to the set up, or the rack space to house the server. Managed colocation generally outsources the operations of monitoring and tracking, of providing response to problems and repairing of the technical issues with the server, of providing back up to the customer’s business data, to an operator of a data centre. These operators of the data centres provide these services at a cheap price than the cost involved by a company for deploying these services all by themselves. The managed colocation hosting service providers provide facilities of providing system administration, providing assistance of physical hardware, offering round the clock monitoring of the server with pro active response to problems, providing server back-up service with server restoration facilities and providing equipment for managed networking, to the customer.

Data Centre Provider

A data centre provider is a very important part in colocation hosting service. A data centre provider provides the building infrastructure, cooling facilities, power supply and necessary power back up service, in case of power failure and the network connectivity to the customer of colocation hosting service. A data centre provider looks after the daily management work of the data centre. The data centre provider also supervises all features and facilities, which are provided by the multi-tenant colocation hosting service.

These data centre providers are extremely helpful in drastically reducing the costs involved in purchasing, maintaining and up grading the Information Technology infrastructure, for the customers. It also provides a team of skilled technicians, who takes care of the security, availability and maintenance of the customer’s mission critical data and applications.
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