For this week in the Vault Networks Blog, we are planning a basic overview of our 3 main services – Colocation, Dedicated Servers, and our vnCloud platform. We will be starting this overview with our colocation services, which will include a basic overview of colocation services in general, how we provide the service, and what makes a colocation package from Vault Networks special. If you have any feedback or questions, let us know by commenting on the blog or reaching out to us via Social Media!
What is Colocation?
TechTarget defines colocation (also called colo) as a data center in which organizations can rent space for servers and other computing hardware such as switches and storage appliances. In simplified terms, it allows companies to have additional IT sites with the only overhead being the cost of the colocation service.
Why would I want to use Colocation services?
There are many reasons why a company would want to use colocation services! One of the big reasons is that they enable organizations to create remote IT environments to either expand geographic capabilities (better IT performance for specific markets) or to create failover sites so that if a primary office fails, the colocation space will still be operational. Another big reason to utilize colocation services is that it enables companies to have enterprise-grade IT infrastructure that they can use on an OpEx (operating expense, or monthly service) model instead of a CapEx (Capital Expense, or purchase upfront) model. Building a carrier-neutral facility with power and network redundancies in place as well as a facility that can stand just about any disaster is not cheap, and it is much less costly to rent colocation services than it is to build a data center from the ground up.
How does Vault Networks provide Colocation?
Our Colocation packages are split up into 3 categories – Space, Power, and Bandwidth. These are composed of:
Space – The actual physical space you require for your IT equipment. We sell space in several formats, ranging from a single 1U (the standard form of measurement for data center equipment) space to a full 42U rack.
Power – The power allotment provided for individual rack spaces. We provide power on breakered circuits in order to adhere to NEC guidelines.
Bandwidth – This category covers internet connectivity and other forms of connectivity. We sell bandwidth in packages ranging from 10 Mbps to 1000 Mbps and beyond, depending on client requirements. In addition, we can also setup cross-connects with the various carriers that are available in our data center facilities for clients that need to setup direct connections.
Other Products – While Space, Power, and Bandwidth is what you need to have an actual colocation space, your business might require other services. This is why we offer our backup services and firewall offerings to colocation customers, and for clients who need additional equipment we offer technology procurement services as well. Don’t hesitate to let us help you complete your project!
Why Vault Networks?
Vault Networks has a strategic location in Miami that enables companies from all around the world to service clients in both North and South America. We also have special blended internet packages designed to provide the lowest possible latency with the least pack loss and jitter possible to ensure optimal application performance from your servers in the data center. Our internet packages are powered by multiple backbone internet carriers, so we have internet redundancies in place that are either not possible or incredibly expensive to setup outside of a data center operation like our own. Finally, we have an expert team in place to help you not only bring your equipment in the facility, but to keep it running optimally as well.
To learn more about our colocation services, be sure to reach out to us by calling (305) 735-8098 option 2 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.