6 Reasons Small Businesses Should Consider Using Colocation Services

A colocation, or colo, is a data center facility business or individual can rent space in order to store and maintain servers and other hardware required for running a business. Usually, the colocation center provides the building, power, bandwidth and physical security, while the business provides the hardware. This type of service can be great for businesses looking to take a more "hands on" approach to their data management, and it has several benefits that make it a better option than managed hosting, at least for some companies.