Colocation means renting as much space and data centre resource as your business needs for its IT infrastructure — renting by the rack, cage, server room or even larger.
There may be instances when it is preferable to have a wholly owned, state-of-the-art, secure data centre to grow your own business’s IT capabilities in isolation. However, ensuring your infrastructure is always on, up to date, secure, sufficiently powered, and cooled — as well as providing the network requirements your business demands — can often add up to a sizeable cost.
Colocation isn’t just leasing servers themselves. It also allows you to place your servers in a colocation data centre designed to provide the space and resource support you need to keep your business moving. This way you maintain responsibility for your hardware setup and configurations while keeping capital outlay down by allowing your colocation data centre to handle cooling, power and network access. Sungard AS colocation services mean flexibility, so your business can be cost-effective in delivering a resilient infrastructure without expensive overheads.