As the world consumes more data, more businesses are investing in colocation services. Colocation is frequently viewed as a significant investment and, in some cases, a cost drain. This idea, on the other hand, could not be further from the truth. Collocating your IT to a data center can provide your company with a variety of cost savings and benefits that expand to all departments of the business. Let’s take a closer look at the different ways companies can save costs by leveraging a colocation provider.

Reduce facility costs

One advantage of collocating your IT is that you can lower your operating costs. The first consideration is electricity – data centers consume a significant amount of energy. A high-performing IT system requires significant investments in physical equipment to maintain power and cooling and redundant connectivity options to ensure availability for end users and clients. According to a survey done by The Ponemon Institute, the average downtime across industries costs a company $5,600 per minute. For small businesses, that number drops to the lower-but-still-significant tune of $137 to $427 per minute. With a Colocation provider, you will experience lower levels of latency and always-on dependability, providing you with the assurance and peace of mind that these outages will not occur

Outsourcing your data center allows you to redirect capital spent on maintaining physical space and equipment back into your business. Your IT department and budget can be focused on the things that truly matter to your company and assist you in meeting your mission critical priorities. With that in mind, it is easy to see how moving your IT to a third-party data center can result in cost savings when all of the resources required to maintain a data center are considered.

Reduce your square footage

It’s especially true today that the cost of renting and owning office space is not cheap. Collocating your IT to a data center reduces the amount of square footage required in a building significantly. As a result, you can downsize and save money on rent. With many businesses now working remotely, there is no better time to start thinking about making the switch.

Focus on what your business does best

Without a doubt, operating your own IT requires a significant amount of money, resources, and effort. Your company’s internal resources must be focused on data center maintenance rather than revenue-generating operations. Investing in a collocation provider allows your company to focus on its core aims and goals, allowing it to accomplish what it does best.

Let LightEdge be your colocation provider

We get it, finding the right colocation provider can be a daunting process! Your company deserves top of line security, network availability, scalability, and support. Thankfully, LightEdge is top-performing in each of those categories, but don’t just take our word for it. Take a virtual tour through one of LightEdge’s seven data center colocation facilities with the hosts of Off the Cuff to see our world’s most secure data center.

If you think you are ready to make the jump to colocation, feel free to give us a call today. Whether you are ready to dive right in or just testing the waters, our experts are standing by to help.



Christine Mez