Is AWS a colocation provider? AWS’s Colocation Strategy Today
It requires customers to purchase hardware directly from AWS, instead of using servers they already own. It supports fewer types of cloud services — mainly virtual machines, object storage, and databases — than competing hybrid cloud frameworks.
How do I choose a colocation provider?
- Power density. Understand how much power — in kilowatts or even megawatts — the colocation provider can deliver, and discuss the power and cooling requirements clearly.
- Floor space.
- WAN redundancy.
- Contract and SLA flexibility.
What is a colocation company? Colocation (sometimes known as “colo”) is the practice of renting space for your servers and other computing hardware at a third-party provider’s data center facility.
What is collocation in telecom? A collocation (“collo” for short), sometimes called a “carrier hotel,” is exactly what the name implies. These facilities are generally well-hardened; almost without exception, they allow carriers to connect with one another under both day-to-day and emergency operations.