August 30th, 2021 | Updated on March 5th, 2022
A colocation (colo) is a data center facility in which a business can rent space for servers and other computing hardware. Typically, a colo provides the building, cooling, power, bandwidth, and physical security while the customer provides servers and storage.
Space in the facility is often leased by the rack, cabinet, cage, or room. Many colors have extended their offerings to include managed services that support their customers’ business initiatives.