Colocation data centers have become popular alternatives to proprietary facilities for several key reasons.
Core competency: Businesses prefer to focus on what they do best. Colocation data center providers help make this possible by assuming responsibility for otherwise time-consuming upgrading and maintenance tasks.
Access to cost-efficient expertise: Colocation providers put trained professional engineers and operators at the helm to keep the data center operational and reliable.
Moving OPEX to CAPEX: Organizations that need cost-effective tenancy for their IT equipment can procure it without land purchases, major construction projects and renovations.
Flexibility and scalability: Tenants operate on contract terms, and can rent additional space incrementally to match their capacity growth rather than risk capital expenditures on expansions that may prove unnecessary down the road. Instead, they can focus capital on growing their business.
This white paper from Sabey Data Centers explores in details factors to consider when choosing a colocation data center facility and provider.