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Benefits of Colocation

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As an Equinix global partner, Orixcom delivers tailored colocation solutions, offering a spectrum from customised private cages to single cabinets and managed sub-rack spaces within Equinix International Business Exchanges. This strategic deployment ensures a robust infrastructure, surpassing typical on-premises solutions, and guarantees an impressive 99.999% uptime through our Service Level Agreement (SLA) commitment.

The Equinix-managed Dubai International Business Exchange data centres, spearheading the Middle East's carrier-neutral landscape, serve as pivotal colocation facilities. Positioned as a natural convergence point for global connectivity, these data centres stand as a cornerstone for international business in the MENA region, offering unmatched reliability and efficiency.

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Discover how Orixcom, as a premier Equinix partner, offers unparalleled support for your colocation needs on a global scale. With our extensive network infrastructure and expertise, we can power and connect your digital assets seamlessly across the world. Let us help you optimise your colocation requirements and elevate your business to new heights. Get in touch with us to get started today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are colocation services?

Colocation services allow businesses to house their servers and IT infrastructure in a third-party data centre, leasing space, power, cooling, and network connectivity. This setup provides cutting-edge infrastructure without the costs of managing their own facilities, ensuring security, redundancy, and scalability for hosting critical applications and data.

2. How do colocation data centres connect to their customers?

Colocation data centres connect to their customers through a variety of means, primarily focusing on providing reliable and high-speed network connectivity. This connectivity is typically achieved through several methods:

  1. Network Service Providers (NSPs): Colocation data centres often partner with multiple NSPs to offer diverse connectivity options to their customers. These NSPs maintain extensive networks and provide high-bandwidth connections to the internet and other networks.

  2. Cross-Connects: Data centres offer customers the ability to establish direct physical connections between their equipment and the networks available within the data centre. These connections, known as cross-connects, allow for low-latency, high-speed data transmission between the customer's infrastructure and external networks.

  3. Internet Exchange Points (IXPs): Some colocation facilities host Internet Exchange Points, which are physical locations where multiple NSPs and content providers connect their networks to exchange internet traffic directly. By connecting to an IXP within a colocation facility, customers can benefit from improved network performance and reduced latency.

  4. Virtual Private Network (VPN): Colocation providers may offer VPN services to customers, allowing them to securely access their infrastructure hosted within the data centre from remote locations over the internet. VPNs encrypt data transmissions, ensuring privacy and security for sensitive information.

  5. Managed Services: In addition to basic connectivity options, colocation providers may offer managed networking services, such as firewall management, load balancing, and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) protection, to help customers optimise their network performance and enhance security.

Overall, colocation data centres employ a combination of these methods to ensure that their customers have reliable, high-speed connectivity to support their business operations and data transmission needs.

3. Is colocation cheaper than cloud?

Determining whether colocation is cheaper than cloud depends on various factors such as the specific needs of the business, the scale of operations, and the desired level of control over infrastructure. Here are some considerations:

  1. Upfront Costs: Colocation involves higher initial hardware investment, while cloud services typically operate on a pay-as-you-go model.

  2. Operating Expenses: Colocation may offer lower ongoing costs but requires businesses to manage hardware, whereas cloud services often include management as part of the package.

  3. Scalability: Cloud services offer easier scalability without upfront investment, while colocation requires planning and potentially additional costs for scaling.

  4. Management Overhead: Colocation requires businesses to manage their infrastructure, whereas cloud services often provide management and support.

  5. Geographical Considerations: Colocation allows for choosing infrastructure location, beneficial for data sovereignty or latency, while cloud services may incur data transfer costs for different regions.

The cost-effectiveness of colocation versus cloud services varies based on each business's unique needs. Some may prefer colocation for predictable expenses and control, while others may opt for cloud's flexibility and scalability despite higher costs. Conduct a thorough cost analysis before deciding between the two options.

4. What is Managed Colocation?

Managed colocation combines the infrastructure provided by a colocation data centre, such as Equinix in this case, with additional services offered by Orixcom. Orixcom Managed Colocation offers a shared rack space, making it ideal for small to medium-sized enterprises with limited equipment needs. Shared racks securely house equipment from multiple clients, with supervised access maintaining data security. This suits those needing colocation's perks without a full rack, providing half or quarter rack options for minimal hardware needs.

5. What are the benefits of colocation services?

The benefits of colocation include:

  1. Cost Efficiency: Shared infrastructure reduces costs compared to maintaining a dedicated data centre.

  2. Reliability: Data centres offer redundant power, cooling, and connectivity, ensuring high availability.

  3. Scalability: Easily scale resources up or down to meet changing business needs.

  4. Security: Robust physical and digital security measures protect valuable assets.

  5. Connectivity: Access to high-speed, redundant internet connections and network service providers.

  6. Flexibility: Choose hardware and software configurations tailored to specific requirements.

  7. Geographic Diversity: Expand operations to multiple locations without the need for additional infrastructure.

  8. Compliance: Data centres often adhere to industry standards and regulations, aiding compliance efforts.

  9. Support: Access to technical expertise and support services provided by the data center staff.

  10. Disaster Recovery: Colocation facilities often offer disaster recovery solutions, ensuring business continuity in case of emergencies.

6. What is wholesale colocation? Does Orixcom provide wholesale colocation?

Wholesale colocation involves leasing a significant amount of data centre space, typically on a larger scale than retail colocation. Businesses rent entire suites, halls, or buildings instead of individual cabinets or racks. This option is popular among larger enterprises, cloud providers, and telecommunications companies requiring substantial space, power, and customization options for their IT infrastructure.

Tenants in wholesale colocation have more control and flexibility over designing, configuring, and managing their infrastructure within the leased space. This enables businesses to tailor the environment to their specific needs, whether deploying numerous servers, networking equipment, or storage systems. Orixcom, as a Managed Colocation services provider, offers wholesale colocation services as well, managing secure, reliable, and customisable data centre space to support clients' IT operations and growth objectives.

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