It is a shared facility.
With co location, companies share the cost of power, cooling, communication and data center floor space with other tenants. It is cheaper than building a new data center.
It is best for businesses that require full control over their equipment.
Companies can maintain their own equipment the same way they do when servers are installed in-house.
It addresses the limitations of an existing data center.
Instead of building a new data center, businesses can simply augment their current data center by using the space in a co location facility.
It can provide access to higher levels of bandwidth.
Housing data hardware in a co location data center gives companies access to higher levels of bandwidth compared to a normal office server room at a much lower cost.
It has higher reliability. Data centers in a co location facility are more reliable.
They offer greater protection from power outages because of the numerous data backups in place and provide low-latency networking options.
It provides higher levels of physical protection.
Co location centers apply more stringent measures for securing data such as CCTV monitoring, private suites, mantraps, fire detection, and suppression systems.