A colocation data center is a facility that is built by a third party and leased to multiple customers. Many organizations choose to move their IT equipment into a colo data center site in lieu of building their own data center facility.
Cloud computing allows IT staff to quickly provision, allocate and deliver on demand IT resources from a remote data center. Cloud service providers offer private, public, or hybrid clouds with sophisticated security and governance.
UPS systems are an important component of a data center. They condition incoming utility power before it is distributed to IT equipment and ensure that critical IT loads remain on even when power is lost.
Virtualization involves consolidating many under-utilized servers into a few fully loaded servers. Each logical server can run an operating system and applications independently, allowing the IT department to maximize server utilization for cost savings.