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  Post #1 (permalink)   05-11-2020, 07:13 AM
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how has colocation been for you all? Very many people still looking for this type of service?
 
 
 


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  Post #2 (permalink)   05-12-2020, 04:37 PM
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I used to sell collocated hosting before but it didn't make much profit and most customers used much bandwidth. Today, we only provide dedicated hosting. It has better profit margin.
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This service is still around. Many companies still use colocation services. In some cases colocation can be cheaper than in house colocation.
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This service is still around. Many companies still use colocation services. In some cases colocation can be cheaper than in house colocation.
I would say in most cases it will not only be cheaper, but much more secure.
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I still have two servers that I colocate at a local datacenter. The upside is that it's my hardware and it's at the spec I needed. The downside however is that it's an semi-open cabinet that others have access to also (not to the machine, but the same rack. Mine are in a locked shelf, but wires are exposed etc).

There's still a need for colocation - but I haven't seen a big push for it lately. Most just rent the machines direct from the centers.
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  Post #6 (permalink)   05-19-2020, 04:17 AM
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We are all web hosting providers here on the topic. As owners of infrastructure, we obviously colocate servers and equipment in one or more data centers.

Most consumers go for dedicated servers and Cloud services. Many just want to use services on subscription basis without spending on hardware purchases.
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I guess the definition of colocate needs to be provided;

Colocation is when a client is provided space, power and data connection, but the client provides their own equipment and has full control over the hardware and software.

Not many independent hosting companies are doing this.

Most people are leasing equipment, or renting dedicated servers in that the datacenter provides the connection, hardware and maintenance. They may also provide services such as rebooting, formatting and ISO backups.

So to say that "we obviously colocate" would be incorrect, based on the common use and definition of the term "colocation".
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I can tell you when I first started selling colocation, it was huge, but that was 20 years ago. That same data center today has very little interest in acquiring new colo clients.
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  Post #9 (permalink)   05-29-2020, 08:15 AM
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Thanks for the insight everyone.

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