What is all of the talk about colocation? This term has been surfacing for a long time in technology circles and now we hear it everywhere, it seems. But what does the term really mean? In simple terms, colocation is a system which connects and streamlines everything in one place, so that you avoid having to have your systems or services located in numerous places. This cuts down on a number of problems due to housing your services under one roof, and guarantees that you'll have the help you need, when you need it, without going outside of your known system.
COLOCATION OF SERVICES IS JOB ONE
This defines what Colocation America is about too. They focus on three essential services, one of which is centered around colocation of services, which helps you to streamline your services. At Colocation America, they focus on keeping their clients online and moving toward their goals. Some of this has to do with the level of security they need to be worry-free about their online systems and servers. The other part has to do with offering reliable networks and systems which their customers can rely on, time and time again.
DATA BACKUP & SECURITY
Much of this also has to do with the expert data backup and security options offered by Colocation America. It is essential on our fast-paced world of online business to have a system in place which will provide the highest level of security, while also allowing for an essential process of online backup which can be counted on when you need it.
Have you thought about how your backup system fits in with your disaster plan? Do you have a disaster plan? If not, you should. Just like you protect your personal property and have home, car, and fire insurance, you should have a system in place for your online data which will be there to protect you in the event of a disaster. A 'disaster' is defined as anything that threatens the security of your data plan, involving your data or the data of your customers, which can be a liability for you. If you are an online business, just like in the real world, it is important to have such a plan in place, should the unforeseeable happen.
HOW COLOCATION KEEPS YOU SECURE
*Colocation America keep you connected at all times, 24/7 so you don't have to worry about losing connections.
*It is also fast and operates with a 100 Mbps uplink technology, which guarantees the speed with keep you covered, no matter what the demand on your servers.
*Colocation America has 24/7 IT tech support, so that you have the help you need when you need it any time of day or night and you don't suffer from unpredictable "down time."
*They feature 22 data centers in 8 major locations so you can find one near you.
*They offer secure testing and tried 'backup systems' and measures which protect both you and your clients from loss of data.
*They feature 0 upfront costs, so that there are no surprise expenses and you can get going immediately.
MANAGED HOSTING PLANS
Another great feature of Colocation America is their managed hosting plans. When you need a more direct IT solution for your online business, we have that too. Managed hosting allows you to turn over the key IT systems to a reliable server and work on the other key elements of your business instead.
DEDICATED SERVER PLANS
Colocation American also offers several dedicated hosting plans which focus on security and reliability and allow you to pair up with any software systems you choose which are essential to running your online business systems. It works with either Linux or Windows systems and allows you to also get RAM and hard drive upgrades at below cost.
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?
There is a lot of discussion on VoIP systems today too. VoIP is a great new technology which allows you to save thousands of dollars on your phone bill, using a new technology which promises to revolutionize the phone industry. In the past the VoIP technology still needed work to improve the signal. But now the sound allows for crisp, clear calling capabilities and a better end-user experience. It uses the internet to conduct the calling procedure via software such as Skype and others, which millions of people are using today. Colocation America offers many VoIP server plans to meet the needs of your online business and your budget, so that you can get off and running with VoIP technology today. The great thing about the VoIP services of Colocation America is that they are custom designed to fit the needs of your business. They offer 3 major VoIP packages to choose from:
For $149 per month, you can hook up with up to 30 calls at a time with this solution. The bandwidth is 10TB on a 100 Mbps server, which has a dedicated uplink. With 8GB of ram, it is the perfect way to start on your VoIP plan without over extending your budget.
For a bit more bang for your buck, ($199 per month), you can get 100-150 concurrent calls plus a full redundant server. It features 16 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SATA hard drive system, with 20TB on a 100 Mbps dedicated uplink. ENTERPRISE SERVER: For $299 per month, increase your VoIP capabilities to the extreme. This package will allow you to host more than 150 concurrent calls, and never drop a client. It features 32GB of ram, and 30 TB on a 100 Mbps dedicated server. In addition, it also has 30TB on a 100 Mbps dedicated uplink. This top-end VoIP solution offers the best level of communications power you can muster on a dedicated secure server and gives you peace of mind, and help when you need it from Colocation America.
Technology is changing and the demands of small and large businesses alike is changing with it. Consumers are demanding much higher levels of performance and upload/download speeds. They expect crystal-clear quality from their online communications systems. They demand high bandwidth from the sheer numbers of people using these systems, and they require a dedicated server solution which keeps the business not only secure but minimizes down-time. Colocation America is the ideal solution for these needs as we see the trend toward upward mobility of online communications increasing, along with the changing needs of security systems to guard and protect our data. For more information on how Colocation America can help your business thrive in this changing climate, contact them today.