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Choosing a Secure and Reliable Colocation Facility For Your Business

How do you choose a colocation facility for your business? The quick answer is that there is no quick answer as the specific requirements are different for every company. However, there are a few key industry standards of which to be aware when choosing a colocation facility to meet your (companies) needs.


How do you choose a colocation facility for your business? The quick answer is that there is no quick answer as the specific requirements are different for every company. However, there are a few key industry standards of which to be aware when choosing a colocation facility to meet your (companies) needs.

1. Security

Security and availability are one of the most pressing concerns among our clients. A colocation facility should aggressively maintain its controls with the security of your company's intellectual property and digital assets of primary importance. A colocation facility should have a system in place to proactively monitor your servers, data, and digital assets. Host.net takes great pride in offering a range of fully managed security services. Our managed security combines auto-threat response, event correlation, reporting, and human analysis. We use both industry best practices and proprietary methodologies to cost effectively and proactively protect your business. Our security analysts and engineers are available 24x7x365 to tend to our clients' every need. We are very proud to also have had both our SOC 2 Examination and validated compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) version 2.0 as a "Level 1" service provider for its Colocation services

2. Connectivity

World-class colocation facilities, like Host.net, will meet your local, national, and international access requirements and data networking needs with flexible circuit options and scalable solutions. Host.net's 10G multinational network offers the performance and security of your own private network at a lower cost than legacy wide area networks (WAN). Our network connections help streamline our clients' operations, and our range of bandwidth options allow each client the flexibility to design its own custom network. You should also look at a colocation provider's network, which should be expansive and reliable. Host.net's nationwide meshed layer 2 network is safe, fast, and manageable. It was developed to provide the security and performance of traditional networks combined with the simplicity and cost effectiveness of Internet-based networks.

3. Reliability and Continuity

Reliability must be at the cornerstone of colocation facilities. You want to make sure that your colocation facility's network is reliable and can maintain your business continuity. Host.net's extensive fiber optic backbone and Metro Ethernet network covers most major metropolitan markets, which enables us to ensure our 5 nine's (99.999%) uptime guarantee. As a matter of fact, at Host.net we are very proud of the fact that our platform has not experienced an outage in over 1,745 days and counting! Business continuity is another priority of the best colocation facilities.

As you can see, there is a lot to look for and explore when searching for the perfect colocation facility for your business. The key is being knowledgeable about what factors distinguish the best from the rest. Give us a call today at (561) 869-6100 or email us here so we can begin customizing a colocation solution to meet your company's needs.


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