The Heart of Any Modern Enterprise
In today’s digitally-driven age, data centers are:
- The epicenter of the modern enterprise.
- Offering advanced computing capabilities.
- Lighting fast network resources.
- Secure connectivity.
- Reliable data storage that powers and supports demanding web applications.
Yet for many businesses lack the in-house expertise or strategic physical locations regionally or globally to support its growing operations. In addition, data centers can be expensive and complex to develop, set up, and maintain while often creating bottlenecks or constraints on a business’s ability to expand.
Luckily, there is a viable and cost-effective alternative, powering thriving businesses across the globe: Colocation data centers.
Rather than invest in individual physical property around the nation, savvy businesses can leverage existing data centers to lease or rent needed capacity, thus ‘co-locating’ with other resources on-premises.
Server Co-Location in Washington D.C.: a modern solution to modern problems
Server colocation refers to the practice of deploying and hosting a server owned by a business or organization within a managed data center owned by another party.
Doing so enables your organization to have complete control over your server and services, including but not limited to applications, data, and operating systems. In contrast, the data center takes on an MSP (managed service provider) role, taking care of the physical space, setup, power and redundancies, and network resources.
In other words, we act as your MSP, maintaining, monitoring, and managing the space your server resides. At the same time, you control the server virtually by way of a VPN or internet connection.
This allows you to tap into our enhanced IT support, expertise, and service without incurring the often high costs of establishing your own data center.
From physical security to backup services and power redundancies, we’ve got you and your customers covered.
Why Choose Co-Location in Washington D.C.?
As the capital of the United States, Washington, DC, is located on the east banks of the Potomac River, which form the southern border of Virginia and the Southwestern border. They also share a land border with the state of Maryland on the other side.
Washington’s metro area is the country’s sixth-largest and is divided into quadrants that are centered on the Capitol Building. There are at least 131 neighborhoods in the DC area. Commuters from DC areas include Maryland and Virginia and raise the population during business hours to over one million people per day.
Why do businesses use colocation?
Colocation is a viable but desirable option to give businesses access to innovative data and hosting solutions otherwise only achievable with expensive on-premise data centers.
This approach to server allocation offers affordable remote computing presences across key target geographies and within strategic locations unique to operations.
Among the key driving factors behind why businesses choose Washington D.C. colocation are enhanced performance, improved compliance, and reduced or optimized costs.
Data centers are expensive and require in-house expertise and knowledge that many organizations don’t have the time or resources to invest in. In addition, they can take years to build and cost upwards of tens of millions of dollars to get right. From purchasing the physical location to permits, specialized equipment, and installation of WAN fiber, costs can add up quickly. Throw in the price of property taxes, ongoing electricity, backup generators, security, and maintenance, and it’s simply out of reach or not cost-effective for many organizations.
And that’s just for one single location. What if your operations dictate that you have server locations in multiple states, regions, or areas around the globe?
This is where colocation shines, enabling businesses to capitalize on all the benefits of having their own data centers around the country or globe without the immense expense of building and maintaining their own.
Expenses of colocation are broadly inclusive, with recurring service fees covering the data center’s costs and profit, allowing you to better forecast expenses and never have any surprises to your bottom line.
Cost Savings Overview:
- Eliminate expenses related to local computing facilities
- Reduce the need for establishing new data centers with each needed location
- Can replace remote IT deployment and regional branch/offices
- Centralized resources can aid with the efficiency of operations, management, and scale
Modern business moves at the speed of data. In an era when digital performance can make or break an organization’s operations and competitive edge, speed and reliability matter. Colocation enables businesses to establish a localized digital presence across critical markets, improve performance for local customers/clients/users, reduce network congestion, eliminate frustrating latencies, improve connectivity, and improve the overall experience with your digital properties and applications.
Performance Benefit Overview:
- Reliable local connectivity
- Enhancing user experiences with digital apps and products
- Eliminating frustrating latencies
- Reducing network congestion
Improved Compliance Adherence
Businesses around the world face increased regulatory rules and regulations regarding service to local markets. This can impact the way digital applications and properties are promoted, used, and offered and how its user and other data are managed and secured.
A single data center might not satisfy data residency requirements for some market segments or geographical regions. Colocation enables compliance-minded organizations to more easily follow the rules they are subject to, meeting the prevailing regulatory needs of individual nations or subsets of the market they serve.
Reduced Risk of Service Disruption
With a single data center, the risk of catastrophic service disruption is just one power grid failure or significant disaster away. In addition, fires, storms, power surges, earthquakes, floods, terrorist attacks, and more can all bring data centers crashing to their knees.
Redundancy is the gold standard for handling disaster recovery scenarios and preventing disruptions due to data center mishaps, downtime, or disasters while offering an affordable way to plan for the unforeseeable by offering backup or ‘standby’ applications and websites in the event of a catastrophe.
Similarly, collocated data centers can be used to offload computational loads during high peak hours of service or when unforeseen demand outpaces available resources.
Integrated Services and Support
Tap into a wealth of knowledge backed by decades of experience and experience an accurate solutions-minded approach that helps you get more from your servers—unparalleled support from industry-leading experts who have your best interests in mind.
Scalability and Agility
Servers in traditional data centers are fixed assets. However, business needs are anything but static, with evolving demands changing over time. This can leave a traditional data center setup either underutilized, wasting resources, or overutilized and stretched to capacity.
Colocation in Washington D.C. can alleviate this problem, with additional space or servers ready for expansion at a moment’s notice, enabling you to remain agile no matter what the future holds in store.
Transparent Contracts and Custom SLAs
We believe in transparency and clarity on all of the services we offer. You get what’s on the box/label, and we stand behind each of our service packages with an industry-leading guarantee.
Have custom requirements or require an SLA? Reach out to our team, and let’s create something that meets your unique needs and exceeds expectations.
Looking for Data Centers in Virginia?
Consider your search over. At LinkSecured, we combine world-class service with cutting-edge technology and hardware to bring you unparalleled performance, expertise, and reliability.
We offer a broad range of options tailored to adapt to your needs, from dedicated servers to colocation and VPS Hosting.
Dedicated Servers in Washington D.C.
Experience the power and robust performance of a dedicated server with specs custom-suited to drive performance and scale. Get more out of your resources with an Intel Xenon-powered server, optimized and ready to tackle any challenge you throw at it.
Rapid Provision and Full Control
Time is money, and we waste none of it. Our dedicated servers come with ‘rapid provision’ enabled, with your server instantaneously available for OS installation immediately after order approval.
Navigate the intuitive and efficient management control panel with ease, providing you complete control and access to everything that matters, from self-service of OS installations to IPMI management, rebooting evaluation of bandwidth usage, and full IP KVM access. 24/7/365.
Every Dedicated Server Comes Standard with:
- 1 IP address
- Free monitoring
- Premium bandwidth blend
- Fast Ethernet port; and
- Dedicated customer support
Do you find that dedicated servers are a bit overkill? Then, check out our selection of VPS hosting solutions, blending power and affordability to handle your data computing, website, and web applications on a budget.
Skip the complications and limitations involved with hardware installations and experience the power of the cloud, purchasing computing power as needed. Then, with a multitude of options and performance configurations available, choose what works best for your needs and budget.
Each of Our VPS Cloud Servers Comes with:
- A generous 30-day money-back guarantee
- Impressive Dell hardware
- Lightning-fast gigabit network ports
- 1 IP
- 10+ OS system options
- Complimentary OS installs
- Anytime upgrade capability
- Free root password resets
- And 24/7 support
LinkSecured Washington D.C. Colocation Hosting
Performance. Reliability. Security. Scalability. Support
We have everything your organization needs to stay competitive in today’s complex and challenging market. If you have questions or need help choosing a package, please reach out to our team for assistance. We love talking shop and are eager to learn more about the challenges you face and how we can help you overcome them.