Colocation and wholesale leasing may be your preferred choice if you don’t want to deal with data center facilities management, or you wish to conserve capital. By choosing colocation, you can focus on application deployment and operations.
If you already operate a data center, colocation can also be ideal for a disaster recovery (DR) or a secondary site. Contracts can be structured to include management and energy costs, providing you with a predictable monthly price for your budget. Contract terms for colocation space typically range from 3-5 years.
Wholesale lease options are available for larger users (starting at about 300 kW) and can offer you a longer-term contract and more control than colocation. Lease terms typically range from 5-10 years.
The benefits of colocation include paying a single monthly rate for IT infrastructure, access to redundant infrastructure (generators, uninterruptible power supplies and HVAC), and freeing up time so staff can focus on your business. Wholesale leasing gives you the flexibility to make changes over time, and to expand and improve your facilities on your own schedule.
Our extensive work with national and regional colocation providers has given us a great understanding of the pros and cons of both options. We can help you make the best decision for your organization.
Our colocation and wholesale leasing services include:
- Identifying the best colocation solution
- Preparing requests for information and proposal documents
- Assisting in the selection of a colocation partner