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ALSO CALLED: Colocation Facilities, Colo, Collocation
DEFINITION: A carrier hotel, also called a colocation center, is a secure physical site or building where data communications media converge and are interconnected. It is common for numerous service providers to share the facilities of a single carrier hotel. This minimizes overhead and optimizes communications efficiency for all participants as long as the infrastructure is sufficient to handle all the data at  … 
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Co-Location Facilities White Papers (View All Report Types)
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Maximizing Data Center Uptime with Business Continuity Planning
sponsored by Vision Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper covers the value of protecting your business critical applications with a co-location facility.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 17 Feb 2011

Vision Solutions

Hosted, Outsourced, and Cloud Data Centers - Strategies and Considerations for Co-Location Tenants
sponsored by Siemon Company
WHITE PAPER: As more companies look towards collocation/hosted/ and managed services for either their primary data center there are considerations, both short and long term, when selecting a provider.
Posted: 17 Nov 2010 | Published: 17 Nov 2010

Siemon Company

Hosted, Outsourced, and Cloud Data Centers - Considerations for Overall SLA's for Facility Owners and Hosting Providers - Owner's Version
sponsored by Siemon Company
WHITE PAPER: Hosted data centers, both outsourced/managed and collocation varieties, provide a unique benefit for some customers through capital savings, employee savings and in some cases an extension of in-house expertise. Traditionally, these facilities were thought of as more SME (Small to Medium Enterprise) customers.
Posted: 17 Nov 2010 | Published: 17 Nov 2010

Siemon Company
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CO-LOCATION FACILITIES DEFINITION (continued): …  times of peak demand. A carrier hotel is a sizable facility, often containing more than 5000 square meters (approximately 54,000 square feet) of floor space. Businesses that benefit from the use of carrier hotels include Web site hosting companies, storage service providers and telecommunications companies.Colocation refers to the provision of space for a customer's communications equipment on the service provider's premises. For example, the owner of a Web site can place the site's servers on the premises of an Internet service provider (ISP). A carrier hotel provides colocation on a massive … 
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