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ALSO CALLED: Colocation Facilities, Colo, Collocation
DEFINITION: In general, colocation is moving or placing things together, sometimes implying a proper order. In technology, colocation is the renting of physical space on a service provider's premises. Data center colocation allows a small or mid-sized business to save money by storing and running parts of its IT infrastructure off-site instead of building and maintaining a large dedicated data center in-house.  … 
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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): …  For instance, a start-up business might colocate its servers. In such a scenario, the servers are owned by the business but are colocated to save money in overhead costs incurred by things like cooling, physical security or insurance. Some colocation providers also provide technical support for additional fees. (See managed service provider) Colocation can be contrasted with cloud computing, a leasing model that allows a business to rent IT infrastructure on demand over the Internet. In a cloud computing scenario, everything is rented; the only thing the business owns is its data. Colocation … 
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