A colocation facility (also called a colocation centre or carrier hotel) is a type of data center where multiple customers house their servers, networking and data storage equipment. The equipment is then interconnected to a variety of NSPs and protected by a range of security measures and redundancy protocols. By sharing the costs across multiple customers or a facility as a whole, each customer will pay a minimum cost and enjoy greater protection.
Organizations across the globe are recognizing the benefits of colocating operation-critical assets within a data center. With IT and communications facilities in safe, secure hands, telecommunications, internet, SaaS and content providers, as well as enterprises, enjoy less latency and the freedom to focus on their core business. Also, customers are able to free up their internal networks for other uses by reducing their traffic back-haul costs.
High-density cooling is provided which means that customers can fit more server units into each cabinet or rack. This can be done because the cooling system is smarter than most. The local climate is utilized along with some ingenuity and the basic laws of physics to create a method of cooling that not only cools more effectively, but costs a lot less too.
On top of the cutting edge cooling technology, the facility also employs security and disaster-prevention protocols that officially rank the facility as a Tier III data center. Skilled staff with over 20 years of experience administer your account and critical data.
- Location: Central USA
- 4.75kw per cabinet
- Perimeter security: six foot steel fence which also encloses the parking lot
- BioMetric Access
- Key Card Access
- 24/7 Video Surveillance
- 24/7 Human Staff
- State of the Art
- Built on Seismic Slab - 6 inches reinforced concrete (high-epoxy concrete is reinforced with 3 layers of steel mesh and sit on top of special tile not attached to the floor)
- FM200 fire suppression
- N+1 Redundant for cooling towers, power sources, hot-swappable batteries, ISPs, chiller pumps, cooling-tower pumps
Facility technicians switch between units regularly to ensure that each continues to function properly.