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Colocation and Data Centres

Customise your server experience

Businesses often have a need for customisation and power when it comes to data handling. This is why many choose a data centre to fulfil their specific requirements. A Data centre stores and maintains computers named servers all in one building complex. A server can be described as a computer which is designed to handle and proccess large amounts of data. Their primary function is to store webpages and send them direct to a web browser when a particular URL is requested. Data centres typically organise the servers in racks in a well-ventilated area. Each room usually has its own backup power supplier in case of power failure. Colocation data centres allow the client to control the server, putting the server into the client’s hands.

colocation data centres

Traditional data centres allow a hosting company to be responsible for maintenance repairs, upgrades and other aspects; however, the server is ‘shared.’ Many refer to this setup as ‘managed hosting.’ However, this current model has downsides for example the number or domain names. This actually has a restricting effect on the ability for a client to fully customise their domain environment.

On the other hand, a Colocation data centre model allows users to customers to be as specific as possible when it comes to customising their server environment. Setting up these systems involves purchasing the server equipment, software and any other hardware needed. This is the first step towards customisation as this gives the user freedom to choose, purchase and configure the equipment themselves. After the hardware and software are set up, the server is then placed in a space provided by the data colocation centre which covers the running costs necessary to  run the server, i.e electricity, IP addresses and a connection to the server network.

Some of the advantages of colocation data centres include extra security and protection as well as enhanced customisation. Also, constant support should be offered by data centre staff although it is the responsibility of the owner to maintain his/her servers. This is the only drawback as the server will have to be run by the owner.

The leading colocation centres need to meet specific criteria and maintain a certain level of quality. When choosing a reliable centre, note that the data centre should have been in businesses for a number of years. Also, make sure the location is close to your business so that you can have the easiest access possible. The Bunker have been providing colocation data centre services for 5 years providing fully flexible, secure and reliable servers. Facilities available range from quarter rack to dedicated cages offering 100% uptime and 24 hour support throughout the year. For more information please visit http://www.thebunker.net/

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