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Considering Colocation: A Look into Its Advantages, Limitations, and Future Trends

Posted on October 4, 2017 by Taylor Chan

With a recent boom in data center needs, the concept of colocation has become a more popular option among all kinds of firms, from big corporations to small businesses.  Colocation (“Colo”) facilities run and rent out shared data center space to various tenant customers, as opposed to individual companies managing their own data center. 

Startup companies and larger organizations looking to expand their data centers may benefit from researching the colo options available.  To help in broadening your knowledge about colos, here is a list of the benefits and challenges of allowing your data center to fly “colo” instead of “solo”: