|What is Outsourcing?
Outsourcing allows a company to avoid the
major expenses associated with developing and maintaining areas of their business that
fall outside their core competency. The typical access or content providers are
concentrating on their core businesses, and have neither the ability nor the desire to
spend the capital to develop the infrastructure to provide facilities with fire
protection, D.C. clean power, with backup, redundant connections, technical management
procedures, and more.
Why Co-location? COST, EXPERTISE, CORE COMPETENCY
Companies with mission critical webserver
needs experience three significant obstacles when attempting to maintain their own mission
critical Internet connectivity:
Mission critical connectivity demands multiple redundant connections. Managing these
connections requires technical expertise in understanding TCP/IP and other Internet
protocol, which does not exist with most IS personnel.
The costs involved in constructing a facility with fail safe redundancy at every potential
point of failure, and 24 x 7 operation can be staggering.
Again, 24 x 7 operation and specialized expertise can be costly and technically
Quite simply, maintaining a
mission critical webserver distracts businesses from their core competency and dilutes
their business focus.
Who should use
With a web server connection to the Internet
24 x 7, the better question is, Who doesnt need to Co-locate?
The fact is that from a
cost, reliability and technical service standpoint, practically every company with an
Internet presence should consider Co-Location of their web server or other Internet
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