Managed Co-Location Services

May 29, 2010 by  Filed under: Web Hosting 

Choosing the right provider to host your IT infrastructure can be very difficult at times. You have so much to consider and if you are not very well versed with what is involved, you might end up with a service that his not suitable for your infrastructure or end up wasting money on an expensive provider. This article will explain more about Managed Co-location Services.

Co-location is a process whereby a single server is divided into mini segment so as to serve more clients in a cheaper means or be able to back one’s files. Each division is independent and if one side of the divided one is shut down or has any kind of problem, the other side is not affected in any way.

Managed Server Co-location Services are quite common nowadays with more people opting for them. While basic Co-location is a relatively cheap service, Managed Server Co-location Services can at times be quite expensive to handle and this article talks of the factors that might lead to the rise in price.

One of the main reasons that could make this service expensive is the housing and protection of the server. When it comes to protection, there are so many things that are to be considered. You want the servers to always be up and running and for that you need someone to be looking over them round the clock. The building where they are stored must be build using materials that will stand any type of weather and be able to stand things like fire and floods.

Another factor that leads to the high prices is the fact that the provider needs to be able to communicate with the clients at all times. Web hosting is a round the clock thing, which means that a provider is supposed to be able to talk to clients any time they have queries. Having a support team round the clock is of course a difficult and expensive deal and that may lead to some of the prices being a bit too high.

Back ups are also very expensive to put and to handle. This means that for every server that a provider is hosting, they will have to have back up for them. That’s the same thing as buying two hardware equipments that will be used to store all the back up files.

Whenever a client calls for help about the service, and there happens to be a problem with the hardware or software, managed Co-location services must respond immediately. This means that more money is used in repairing, which of course can make the whole thing a bit complicated.

Tracking and monitoring the server is also a bit of hard work. This is especially so because there has to be someone looking over the equipments each day and night without rest.

Though Managed Co-location Services might sound a bit complicate and expensive, Managed Server Co-location Services is so far the cheapest way to host your website and manage your work.

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