COST, EXPERTISE, CORE
Companies with mission critical Web Server
needs experience three significant obstacles when attempting to
maintain their own mission critical Internet connectivity:
Connectivity: Mission critical connectivity demands
multiple redundant connections. Managing these connections
requires technical expertise in understanding BGP4 routing, TCP/IP
and other Internet protocol, which does not exist with most IS
personnel. In addition, transit and peering redundancies can be
costly or simply not possible.
The costs involved in constructing a facility with fail
safe redundancy at every potential point of failure, and 24 x 7
operation can be staggering.
Again, 24 x 7 operation and specialized expertise can be
costly and technically overwhelming. Quite simply, maintaining a
mission critical Web Server distracts businesses from their core
competency and dilutes their business focus..
What is Outsourcing?
Outsourcing allows a company to avoid the
major expenses associated with developing and maintaining areas of
their business that fall outside their core competency. The typical
access or content providers are concentrating on their core
businesses, and have neither the ability nor the desire to spend the
capital to develop the infrastructure to provide Class A, telco
grade facilities with fire protection, D.C. clean power with backup,
redundant connections, peering arrangements, 24x7 technical
management procedures, and more.
Who Should Co-locate?
With a web server connection to the
Internet 24 x 7, the better question is, Who does not need to
The fact is that from a cost, reliability
and technical service standpoint, practically every company with an
Internet presence should consider Co-Location of their web server or
other Internet equipment.
Internet Centric Businesses such as:
Presence providers (Web hosting service)
Access providers (ISPs, IAPs, POPs...)
Service providers (search engine, news...)
Mission critical servers (intranet,
High bandwidth (Audio, Video streaming...)