The Case for Colocation

Posted on January 22, 2018 by Adam Burnham

In-house data centers have dipped in popularity due to numerous factors – mainly the pure economic drain an in-house data center puts on the enterprise. From cooling, to maintenance, to employing staff around the clock, the juice is simply not worth the squeeze.

This week, Data Center Journal featured a great read outlining some of these in-house drawbacks, and making the case for the utilization of a colocation strategy.

Why consider a colocation strategy? The primary benefits are pretty simple – scalability, sustainable infrastructure, security and cost lead the way.

At Markley, we pride ourselves on providing colocation services that deliver significant reductions in upfront capital costs, highly redundant cooling and UPS systems with either 2N or N+1 redundancy, dark fiber availability, and 24x7 on-site service and support. With our data center portfolio across the US and Europe exceeding 1.5M square-feet, our facilities offer customizable suite and cage designs for housing IT infrastructure, all protected by state of the art, uninterruptible power and backup systems.

While there is nothing wrong with having your head in the clouds, per se, colocation is a strategy that should not be ignored. To learn more about Markley’s colocation services, please visit: http://www.markleygroup.com/services/colocation.