Our Mission In The Colocation Technology
Colocation Co - the colocation community resource site.
This site is established to share colocation news, tips,
resources that benefit everyone from the beginner just starting
to understand colocation and how it will help them with their
Internet needs, perhaps for a new VOIP phone service or a gaming
server, to the advanced user deciding weather to use HSRP or BGP
as the routing protocol running on their routers for failover
redundancy. These articles will save the readers
time, cost and headaches by helping them use sound judgment in
setting up their collocated network of equipment no matter what
For The Colocation Beginner
This site can be helpful for the colocation beginner
with use of common language used in the articles that connect
and explain different aspects of colocation so that it is easy
to understand. We feel that
everyone can benefit from common language being used to simplify
and make clear the purpose, benefits, or use of different
colocation technology. There are many important tips that
we all gain through experience in setting up colocation by
making mistakes. These tips can be shared on this site to
help others avoid the same pitfalls. There are simple
things to understand that seem like common sense but then when
you look at one more detail it changes the wisdom and outcome.
Thus we can all gain from the wisdom of each others colocation
Topics that a beginner will enjoy vary from and understanding of
Internet bandwidth calculations used in colocation such as 95%
sustained usage vs. per GB of data transfer type plans, to
calculating your real colocation equipment power needs.
Other basic topics cover the cost saving value of colocation vs.
hosting the servers at a business location, how to utilize
remote hands services and how to choose a colocation provider
that is uniquely suited to your needs.
For Those With Mid-Level Colocation Knowledge
The mid-level colocation user will gain from the
knowledgeable articles that cover a variety of important topics
such as deciding between the cost and benefit tradeoffs of
choosing small form factor equipment such as blade servers along
with their increased power consumption needs verses getting more
space with power efficient machines. Other articles shed
light on important details to consider when choosing a gigabit
Ethernet switch and deciding whether you will want to go with
fiber optic network uplink with multi-mode or single mode fiber.
There is a valuable discussion that covers the gigabit Ethernet
switch options such as managed with SNMP statistics verses a
non-managed switch. 10GigE (ten gigabit Ethernet) switches
are also detailed.
For The Advanced Colocation Guru
This group of topics, tips and articles covers more
advanced colocation topics such as routing protocols, setting up
failover connectivity with BGP, HSRP or other options.
These also cover differences between routing a private ASN as
compared to a public ASN. Benefit from interesting discussions
of network peering, high end router options and wholesale
bandwidth plans. As an advanced user you also have much that you
can contribute to help others so please take some time to give
back by submitting your colocation tips to be posted and shared
Colocation News To Help You Stay Up to Date Or
Research a Potential Colocation Service Provider
Our colocation news archive not only is up to date,
but it also has a useful database of colocation articles that
will help you do research on the current history of a potential
colocation service provider to fulfill your needs. You can
read about which companies are solid profitable and which
companies have filed bankruptcy or are not paying their bills
and closing facilities. History is a great indicator of
how a company is run and can help you decide if the experience
that one company provides is better for your needs than another.
These news articles also show companies planned colocation
facility locations and service specialties. They can be
very valuable for many reasons.
Colocation Community User Input Is Valued
You make the difference. As you gain from these
articles and from others valuable tips please take the time to
share what has helped you or mistakes that you learned from.
Simple write up your experience and what you gained with details
of why and our editors will edit and add it to this valuable
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resource or suggestion. Thank you and enjoy!
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