When you start or join a small business or a startup, your goal is to make money doing something you love and or believe in. Most of the people who have a small business or start ups want to focus their time on the thing they love. If you don’t love marketing, you might end up hiring a marketer. If you don’t like accounting you might hire an accountant. Lastly if you don’t like setting up and operating a server, you might want to look at datacenter.
Colocation allows you to affordably own your servers, receive IT support, and have the bandwidth larger companies benefit from.
Why is bandwidth important?
47% of consumers expect a web page to load in 2 seconds or less. Bandwidth is the exact rate of data transfer. This helps web pages load faster.
If your small business or start up has a website, hardware, or software on a server you don’t own your limiting your growth. Colocation exists so small and mid size business can affordability receive the IT support and the bandwidth that larger companies have been benefiting from for years.
Your Benefits From Colocating
It can be extremely expensive to create a state of the art datacenter. In order to create a datacenter that is going to be functional you have to make sure it has a lot of redunacies. When you choose colocation, you are renting a space for your server. Because your sharing the datacenter with many different servers they help lower the cost of renting the datacenter.
You want to make sure you get the lowest amount of downtime. That’s why most datacenter’s have many different systems in place to keep them from having down times. There is the cooling systems, generators, back-up power, and other protections in place to keep the datacenter running. Because you are renting space, you don’t have to worry about covering the cost of keep a datacenter running.
You posted a video, a post, a blog and it goes viral. Thousands, hundreds of thousands, even millions of people learn about your business and go to your website to learn more about your product or services. That’s a lot of new potential customers, however if your server isn’t able to handle that influx of people, your server will crash.
This downtime can make all of the new potential customers never return to your site. When you decide to colocate you can add as much space as you need, quickly and efficiently. This allows you to pay for only the amount of space you need.
Data is one of your companies most valuable assets. It’s important to keep it safe. When you colocate you get all of the security measures that the datacenter has.
Netsonic is a colocation datacenter located in Green Bay, Wisconsin.