If you are the owner of a large company, you may have thought about building your own private server and keeping it in-house. It’s hard to fault you for thinking that way, and if you believe that it’s the best option for your company, do not hesitate to do so.
For many other business owners, building an on-site server is too expensive. Fortunately, colocation services offer a much more cost-effective solution. Colocation services are able to accomplish this through the following ways:
Servers are huge computers, and the longer they run, the hotter they get. In a few hours, the room containing your server will be hotter than a sauna, potentially destroying your hardware. To counter this, a room housing a server must have strict climate control systems in place, and having an entire HVAC installed isn’t exactly affordable.
There’s also the matter of remodeling valuable office space into a suitable location for a server. It would be best to use that space to add something that can help boost the productivity and morale of your employees.
Maintenance and Support
Naturally, having a huge IT infrastructure in your office requires a team of IT professionals dedicated to making sure the entire server runs perfectly all the time. This often means having to hire more people. Additionally, these employees may not be reached during odd hours. Many colocation services offer 24/7 support.