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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 colocation market is broadly segmented by type of colocation: retail colocation, and wholesale colocation; by type of end-users: Small Office Home Offices (SOHOs), Small- and Medium-Scale Businesses (SMBs), and large enterprises; by type of verticals: BFSI, government and public sector utilities, telecommunication and IT, healthcare and life sciences, and others; by regions: North America (NA), Europe (EU), Asia Pacific (APAC), Middle East and Africa (MEA), and Latin America (LA).
We have a data center, telecommunications as well as other services available to help businesses meet their requirements in the aftermath of this terrible disaster," states Adam Brodsky, Gateway Colocation director of development and general counsel.
We've made it cost effective, quick and easy for companies new to colocation or looking to migrate to a new data center location to move to CoreXchange.
Colocation Northwest, a division of IsoFusion, a provider of Internet access and IT services in the Puget Sound region, has announced that it has leased up to 7 Megawatts of mission critical IT capacity, that includes scalability for the deployment of enterprise and high-density customers at the Centeris South Hill data center campus, the company said.