Business owners know all too well how painful it can be to manage technology. In addition to making sure that your business functions properly, you also need to keep your technology in working order. Many organizations that rely on technology in order to stay productive free up valuable time and resources by outsourcing their needs to third-party providers.
Your business can benefit greatly from colocation services that are designed to keep your business in top working condition. When we talk about colocation, we’re referring to the ability of a business to manage one or more of their solutions in a private cloud hosted off-site. In most circumstances, businesses that utilize colocation are responsible for maintaining their own IT infrastructure. However, to make things easier, a managed service provider can easily fill this roll, which would allow a business to enjoy the benefits of colocation services without having to put in the time and effort.
Rowland Kinch of Custodian Data Centres writes to Data Center Knowledge explaining the great convenience that your business can reap from colocation services:
For financial directors and IT directors, colocation provides the perfect win-win scenario, providing cost savings and delivering state-of-the-art infrastructure. When comparing the capabilities of a standard server room to a colocation solution, an assessment of the power alone demonstrates the gap between in-house solutions and utilizing the expertise of a specialist.
Some of the major benefits that colocation presents to SMBs include:
- Consolidation of solutions and space: If your organization focuses on running its infrastructure out of a colocated data center, there’s no reason to be hosting your data internally or on-site. This helps you use your office space and other resources more efficiently.
- Decreased operational costs: When you host solutions off-site in a data center that’s managed by a third party, you’re saving yourself from hosting them in-house and paying for operational costs. Take a moment to consider how much revenue you can save by eliminating air conditioning and electricity costs. If you do this for multiple pieces of hardware, the savings can quickly add up, and you’ll potentially save a significant amount of revenue that can be used elsewhere.
- Management and maintenance from professional technicians: Technology can be a hassle to manage, especially if you don’t have a team of dedicated technicians who are responsible for maintaining your infrastructure.When you use a colocation data center to host your technology, it can be maintained by professional IT workers who make it their sole responsibility to keep your systems working properly.
If your business wants to take a modern approach to technology maintenance and management, colocation is as good a start as any. To get your technology infrastructure and your budget under control, give ExcalTech a call at (877) 638-5464.