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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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The global colocation market is expected to grow swiftly due to the increasing need of cost-effective solutions for development and maintenance of data centers in near future.
Based on space and power requirements for maintaining the data servers, the market for Colocation services are broadly segmented into two types-retail colocation and wholesale colocation.
Situating on the JSE premises, the JSE s colocation centre is aimed at offering the lowest latency connectivity to customers for trading and the receipt of real-time data.
This has led to increased use of colocation facilities by enterprises wishing to bypass traditional interconnection routes.
DR Fortress is a managed colocation provider focused on providing premium datacenter and Internet exchange services to enterprises, network providers and eCommerce companies from its flagship facility in Honolulu, Hawaii.
We are pleased to be able to be part of CentOS in any way we can," says Michael Trunkett, President and CEO of Colocation America.
However it's not only the technology that's gotten upgraded, Colocation America's team has also grown.
With the opening of its Vancouver IDC, PRIMUS Canada is realizing the vision to expand its network of superior colocation services," said A.
By embracing IPv6 technology, we are doing a great service not only for ourselves but also for our fantastic customers," said Micheal Trunkett, President of Colocation America.
SAN FRANCISCO -- ColoServe, a leading San Francisco colocation and managed service provider, today announced it has enhanced its infrastructure by upgrading its facility to CAT6 cabling.