Colocation Services

Lumina’s Colocation Hosting services offer businesses more freedom and flexibility without the on-site costs of running a data centre!

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What are colocation services?

Colocation services are a lower-cost server hosting strategy where your business rents space for your servers and other IT hardware at a third-party data centre. Typically, a colocation service provides the storage, cooling, power, bandwidth, networking and physical security whilst the customer provides the servers. Businesses are then responsible for setting up, configuring and maintaining their server moving forward. Colocation improves business operations by cutting capital costs and boosting the quality of service.

Why use colocation services?

When you purchase your own server, you need the space, the equipment and a 24/7 IT team to effectively run and manage it. Security and stability are also required alongside proper ventilation, appropriate room temperature and more. With colocation hosting, you don’t have to worry about these details, and the immense costs of maintaining your own server on-site are managed by your chosen colocation partner.

With colocation hosting, you can have complete control of your business’s software and hardware configurations because you retain ownership of the server. You also have complete control over disk space, bandwidth, databases and other features associated with server expansion. Colocation hosting also ensures automatic backups of your entire web server on a daily, weekly or monthly basis so that your websites are online 24/7/365.

Using colocation services allows you to eliminate the costs of building and maintaining your own facility whilst also allowing you to retain the ownership and control of the servers. It also allows you to focus on managing business operations and improve products and services. You also receive full support which saves money in comparison with if you were to house and run the servers from your own offices.

There are also business reasons for needing colocation services. For the majority of organisations, cloud services are an ideal solution to their computing requirements, however other businesses prefer to also use dedicated hardware and have physical access to their services and infrastructure, typically for regulatory compliance reasons, for high levels of assurance on data segregation, or if network access is required. For more information, read our blog How can server colocation benefit my business?.

How can Lumina help?

Lumina Technologies offers colocation hosting by storing your server – however big or small in our secure and properly maintained colocation data centre facility. Our data centre is secure with 24/7 physical protection and ensures proper environmental protection for business continuity.

At the facility, your server will have dedicated internet connectivity through multiple high-speed connections or private point-to-point circuits. In addition, there will be automatic server backups, business continuity solutions, and effective server redundancy. We will also provide monthly reports on your power and data consumption and technical support.

You can access your servers via the internet. Unlike a cloud solution, you still own the infrastructure, and we simply manage it on your behalf.

 

Why Choose Us?

  • Eliminate the costs of building and maintaining your own facility
  • Freedom & flexibility
  • Improved security

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    Key benefits of colocation hosting

    • Cost savings

    • Better connectivity

    • Improved network security

    • Service and support

    • Enhanced scalability

    If you would like to discuss whether colocation is right for your company, contact us (or call 01442 500890) to find out more.

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