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June 26, 2020


Colocation (also known as “colo” or “co-location”) refers to a fundamental set of technology infrastructure services provided by third-party “operators” to clients from one or more purpose-built buildings known as datacenters. These services most commonly include:

  • Secure, conditioned floor space suitable for 24/7 long-term operation of critical InformationTechnology (IT) equipment (servers, storage arrays, telecommunications gear, etc.)
  • Uninterrupted sources of electrical power designed to withstand unexpected outages
  • Local telecommunication connections to facilitate data network services to remote locations