There are several similarities between a dedicated server at a data center and colocation. There are also significant differences that make one a better option for your business compared to the other. Understanding the similarities and differences will help you determine which of these two options is the best for your specific business model and computing needs.
Similarities of Colocation and Dedicated Servers
Both colocation and dedicated servers are located in a data center. This means they are housed on-site from the business in specially designed data center facilities. With a Tier 3 data center, the facility includes power and cooling redundancies, specific types of network connections, and access to IP networks and telecom hubs, as well as specific levels of building security.
Both options are also single tenant services. In other words, only one component or entity uses the server. This allows for customization of use or resources, workload management, security, and other components.
Colocation involves the business purchasing a server and placing it in the data center in a designated and secure area. The business is responsible for managing and maintaining the server, while the data center manages the facility infrastructure, including power, cooling, physical security for the server, and access to the network.
A dedicated managed server provides the business with its own server, but it is a data center server. The business has control over the resources, and the data center manages, maintains, upgrades, and monitors the server for the business as part of the service. For businesses without an IT team or for remote server locations, this is an ideal solution.
To discuss the benefits of colocation and dedicated managed servers for your business, talk to the experts at Web Werks. For more information or to reach out team, see us at www.webwerks.in.