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.
What is a colocation company? It is a shared facility.
With colocation, companies share the cost of power, cooling, communication and data center floor space with other tenants. It is cheaper than building a new data center.
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 collocation cloud services? Colocation centers provide businesses with physical data center space. These facilities provide power, cooling and network connectivity, but it’s up to the tenants to provide their own hardware such as servers, storage and supporting infrastructure. Cloud providers, on the other hand, use their own hardware.