What is a co-located server? A colocation facility, or 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.
What is the example of co-location? I need to make the bed every day. My son does his homework after dinner.
Where are server farms located? A server farm is usually co-located with the network switches and/or routers which enable communication between the different parts of the cluster and the users of the cluster.
Why is co-located? Co-location is typically associated with a facility where a third party can lease a rack/server space along with other computer hardware. Co-location facility provides infrastructure such as power supply, bandwidth, and cooling for setting up servers and storage of data.