Cloud computing and computer networking conceptPicture colocation as a highly reliable computer room that’s empty, waiting for your network equipment, hardware, disk storage, software and connectivity to complete the picture.

Larger companies with strong IT departments often choose colocation, basically wholesale data centers to house their computer rooms. These companies value colocation’s flexibility for growth and change.

Data center capital costs are enormous, and building your own no longer makes sense for many companies that need high levels of reliability.