colocation

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colocation

Locating customer equipment in a third-party datacenter. Colocation often refers to Internet service providers (ISPs) or cloud computing providers that furnish the floor space, electrical power and high-speed links to the Internet for a customer's Web servers. Colocation eliminates having to build a secure facility that provides power and air conditioning for company-owned servers. In addition, colocation centers are often located near major Internet connecting points and can provide access to multiple Tier 1 Internet backbones. Although most equipment monitoring is performed remotely by the customer, a colocation datacenter may offer equipment maintenance and troubleshooting arrangements.

Other Colocation Scenarios
The term stems from the telephone industry when one telco would house the equipment of another to facilitate interconnections. Another type of colocation could be a computer distributor or online retailer who locates its warehouse within a PC manufacturer's facility to improve turnaround time to customers. Contrast with managed services. See cloud computing and ping power pipe.

Colocation Earns Millions


High-frequency trading firms are able to colocate their servers next to the servers on the stock exchange floors to reduce travel time in executing orders. According to the July 2, 2010 issue of "THE WEEK" magazine, and as extraordinary as it may seem, studies revealed that shaving one millisecond from every trade could be worth USD $100 million to a high-speed trading firm over the course of a year.
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At KAUST, GDH will be the co-location center for Smart Hands and connectivity providers to service the diverse needs of the University, its research park tenants and external customers.
At KAUST, GDH will be the co-location center for connectivity providers to service the diverse needs of the university, its research park tenants and external customers.
Comnet Telecom manufactures and distributes standard and customer equipment and cabling products used by telecommunications carriers, co-location center operators and other telecommunications and data center companies in the US.
Comnet Telecom manufactures and distributes standard and custom equipment and cabling products used by telecommunications carriers, co-location center operators and other telecommunications and data center companies in the United States.
The company's co-location center boasts a 100% uptime record amid a carrier-neutral facility with access to more than 50 independent telephone carriers and eight utility feeds from two substations for uninterrupted, reliable power and service.
The new location will increase the CNS Co-location Center footprint up to 20,000 s/f, with another 40,000 available for further expansion.
With the advent of high-speed telecommunication capabilities, more and more companies are opting to house their data off-site at a co-location center.
At all levels, however, from the straight co-location center up to the structured, integrated infrastructure service, there is a clear and accelerating trend toward the outsourcing of data storage and management.
FASTNET, a Bethlehem, PA-based ISP, needed reliable enclosures to protect its 12th data center, which takes up half of the company's recently completed 15,000-square-foot co-location center.
There is outsourcing in the sense that you have a remote place and the customer has their storage placed in a remote facility like a co-location center that we heard about.
Yet, this powerful weapon is small enough to fit in a cigarette carton, making it easy to sneak into corporate offices or to hide in a decoy server at any co-location center.
KVH"), Asia's leading information delivery platform providing integrated cloud and network solutions, today announced that KVH will expand its ultra low-latency network for the financial services community to Sydney by adding a new network point of presence (POP) at ASX's new data and co-location center - the ASX Australian Liquidity Centre (ALC).