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With the effects of the economic downturn still being felt, many companies are looking for ways to cut hosting costs. Because of this, there has been a large increase in demand for colocation services.

While renting data center space is still expensive, it’s cheaper in the short-run then building a data center. Colocation also has the benefits of providing server space on demand. As IT analyst Lydia Leong aptly put it, “Colocation is where you go when you need space right now.”

Leong also stressed the importance of searching nationally for the best colo provider. “The greater your willingness to conduct a national search, the lower your costs will be,” she said. “We have providers who are terrible in one facility and great in another city. The difference is often the data center manager.”

Source | Data Center Knowledge

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