Colocation Northwest offers private, hybrid and multi-cloud colocation and connectivity. In addition to housing private cloud infrastructure, we help organizations design, deploy and operate successful cloud strategies.
If you are unfamiliar with terms like private cloud or hybrid cloud or multi-cloud, you may wonder, what colocation has to do with cloud computing. Cloud providers like Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft are supposed to eliminate the necessity for IT hardware; right?
In truth, cloud computing is a major force behind colocation's growth. From running legacy applications to high-density computing to regulatory compliance, businesses keep finding reasons to operate a hardware footprint. Longstanding enterprise corporations and growing or maturing startups are equally likely to need private cloud colocation.
At the same time, raising real estate costs and the breakneck speed of IT evolution makes running an on-premise server room or data center unattractive. Colocation offers stable power and cooling, the ability to scale abruptly, and predictable costs. Companies can outsource activities like monitoring and maintenance, making it easy on their IT staff.