Why Data Center Colocation?

Increasingly, businesses are turning to data center colocation for a variety of reasons. Access to advanced power, cooling and connectivity capabilities are high on the list. But lowering costs and risks associated with operating an in-house data center remain front and center for many businesses.

Here’s a list of some of the main reasons businesses migrate to data center colocation:

  • Costs Savings – Outsourcing your data center facility can lower your IT costs considerably. You don’t have to invest the capital to purchase a site, design a facility, build a state-of-the-art data center, equip the facility with the most advanced capabilities, staff the facility, secure the data center and upgrade it regularly to stay competitive.
  • Risk Reduction – There are numerous risks associated with operating a company-owned data center. Cost is a primary risk. Could the substantial investment made in a data center be better spent elsewhere? Will your facility accommodate anticipated growth? How long before the infrastructure becomes obsolete? Can your facility withstand a disaster? Can you provide the required levels of physical security to protect your data, applications and infrastructure?
  • Power and Cooling Redundancy – Installing high levels of redundancy is extremely expensive. Businesses that build their own data centers often have to make a trade-off involving cost and downtime. However, an advanced data center colocation facility operated by a proven provider will offer a resilient environment backed by a Service Level Agreement (SLA). The SLA guarantees continual uptime.
  • Enhanced Connectivity – A data center colocation facility may offer improved performance of your IT infrastructure. In some cases, the data center service provider may also offer a robust portfolio of network services that can be attractively packaged and priced.
  • Expert Management and Support – Qualified experts with access to the most advanced monitoring tools manage professional data centers. Data center staff can be alerted to and often resolve issues before they become major debilitating events. They can also provide highly-skilled on-site support.

FairPoint’s data centers provide organizations with network connectivity and rack space in physically secure, reliable locations. Businesses can use this space as primary or secondary data center sites. In addition, data center colocation space can also be employed as an essential part of a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy. FairPoint’s data centers are strictly controlled environments with essential power, cooling, connectivity and security features – including continuous video monitoring and keycard access at ingress points.

For data center colocation services that address your remote storage, off-site IT and disaster recovery requirements, call FairPoint Data Center Services (1.866.984.4001) or visit www.fairpoint.com/businessclassdatacenter.

FairPoint Communications

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