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About Co-Location and Why Customers Use It

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Datanet customers use co-location services for their benefit in a variety of different ways. The term co-location is used to describe housing critical equipment in resilient data centres that feature diverse connectivity, cooling and power. Here are a few of the uses associated with co-location which has been implemented by 3 of our loyal customers that highlights some of the few positive benefits of an offsite co-location.

Co-Location as a Portion of Your Business Continuity Plan

A business customer that operate from central London, who has used co-location to form a portion of their own business-continuity plan, required to house critical DR servers in offsite secure locations which fall outside of London. This offsite hardware still needed to be in close proximity so that they can access it quickly when required and the Datanet’s London Edge data centre happened to be situated ideally for this purpose.

This customer also backed up all of their data to the Datanet’s Dell EqualLogic storage arrays which means that if they lose this infrastructure in London, they are able to retrieve this valuable data. This is possible through hardware that is housed in racks at this data centre known as co-location. One of the added benefits that Datanet features involves is the suites offered to the clients.

Co-Location as POC (Proof of Concept) Laboratory

Another business customer is a one that takes up a lot of rack space in order to offer their POC (proof of concept) laboratory services. This company performs tests on a variety of hardware and applications for their extensive International Telecommunications customers well before it is released into live environments.

The co-location in our Data Centre allows this company to simulate global live environments whereby they are able to test these types of applications fully in regards to hardware and software to ensure that they deliver finished products which will work the correct way when introduced to the real-world.

Co-Location Provides Managed I.T Services From the Cloud

The last customers to be mentioned in this article are the ones that provide managed I.T. services. These customers use co-location to offer customers with a secure and resilient suite in cloud services that they are able to deliver from Datanet’s data centre. The Datanet’s tier3+ data centre that features various onsite generators, cooling systems, UPS systems and a resilient and secure Internet connection is able to guarantee 99.999% uptime and these customers rely on these guarantees to offer their customers with 24/7 service and availability on their services and application at all times of the day or night.

Whether you use co-location to form a part of your very own Business Continuity Plan, or to provide managed I.T. services from the Cloud to service your customers or set-up a POC (proof of concept) laboratory to perform tests, co-location happens to be a vital building block that can benefit all these types of business propositions.

Datanet co-location is able to offer not only connectivity, security, cooling, power and space but also the availability of services and data along with high bandwidth. You can also gain peace-of-mind in regards to on-site experienced engineers that are available as and when you need them.

Datanet has been in the business of offering customers with Hosting & Connectivity solutions and Co-Location for more than two decades. You can also take advantage of the very highest levels in regards to resilience with the Tier3+ London Edge Data Centre that ensures a host of security, connectivity, cooling and power.

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