Colocation refers to businesses which facilitate the sharing of physical storage space. For example, a colocation business would provide rack space, a secure facility, and high-quality network connectivity for companies that had their own servers. A business owns, uses, and maintains its own equipment but rents space in a colocation facility, sharing the cost of power, cooling, communications, and data center floor space with other companies. Space in a “colo” is often leased by the rack, cabinet, cage, or room.
Cloud storage and cloud computing are service models based around completely remote access to storage space and computational power through the internet. This is similar to colocation in the space-sharing aspect except that the cloud service provider (CSP) supplies and manages the customer’s full hardware infrastructure, including servers, storage, and network elements. CSP’s staff is also responsible for day-to-day maintenance, troubleshooting, and issue resolution. Cloud computing is essentially full-service server sharing.
Why Use Colocation Services?
Colocation can save your company a lot of money on capital expenses, utility services, security, and physical floor space, depending on what arrangements are made. When done correctly, colocation protects your IT services and helps your company grow.
Colocation is fantastic for companies that already have some form of IT infrastructure. A nearby physical location means that you can save money by not having to pay for additional services and management. Your own IT team can handle updates, repairs, maintenance, and upgrades.
Located in one of the top five most interconnected cities in the world, Vault Networks’ data center in Miami, Florida is a world-class facility engineered to be a secure, redundant colocation solution. Your servers are protected by our N+1 infrastructure, ensuring your systems are online 24/7. Our colocation services in Miami are top notch and continuously evolving to meet our customer’s needs. We provide secure colocation services that ensure that your data is secure and protected.
Our Miami colocation facility is housed in a 99.999% mission-critical, SSAE-16 Type II data center. Clients can access our data center site 24/7. Vault Networks’ certified engineers and technicians offer our colocation clients the highest level of hands-on customer service, enabled by our fully automated Network Operations Center (NOC).
Colocating your IT infrastructure at Vault Networks is a wise, low-cost solution: you receive the best services without the hassles of owning and operating your own costly facility. Colocation in Miami also positions you to expand your business into Latin America: less distance means less latency. Paired with our optimized network, the choice is clear.
How Data Center Colocation Benefits your Business
Greater Network Redundancy – Vault Networks offers maximum uptime so your business-critical applications will always be up and accessible. We offer 11 network carriers whose fiber-optic lines terminate at our Miami colocation data center.
Regulatory Compliance – Locating or replicating your IT systems in a data center helps your company achieve compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, federal banking regulations, SSAE-16 Type II, and other compliance standards.
Disaster Recovery – Outsourcing your disaster recovery to Vault Networks gives you peace of mind. If your primary IT system experiences downtime, the entire network will switch to a duplicate system at Vault Networks — at a fraction of the cost, you would pay to handle your own disaster recovery.
Connectivity – Colocation provides the increased connectivity and greater redundancy you need without the budget-busting costs of using T1 or DS3 lines to connect your networks.
BGP4 Routing – There’s no downtime: if one provider’s connection fails, BGP4 allows instant failover and reroutes your critical data over a different path with an alternate provider.
Experience We have years of experience managing data centers, so our on-site technical personnel have the deep IT knowledge to ensure your mission-critical systems run smoothly 24/7.
Service Level Agreement (SLA)We provide a strict SLA to ensure that you receive a consistently high level of service. In fact, we guarantee 99.999% facility and network uptime.
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