What is Colocation?

Colocation services (also known as “colo”) offer a secure environment for hardware and access to network connectivity that enables reaching customers worldwide. Typically, a colocation service provides the building, cooling, power, bandwidth and physical security while the customer provides servers. Capacities in the facility are leased by the rack, cabinet, cage or room.
Colocation facilities provide space, power, cooling, and physical security for the server, storage, and networking equipment of other firms and also connect them to a variety of telecommunications and network service providers with a minimum of cost and complexity.

With colocation services, businesses purchase their own equipment and pay a colocation provider for the space and resources in the data centre. The individual is then responsible for setting up and configuring their server and maintaining it going forward.

Many businesses choose to move away from hosting their IT infrastructure in-house and want the flexibility of still being able to manage their own equipment. Space is rented based on their requirements but can be easily scaled up as the business grows.


  • iconEquipment Inspection
  • iconAssembly and testing to verify equipment
  • iconTrained staff to consult
  • iconInventory Analysis
  • iconFacilities
  • iconPhysical Security
  • iconCooling Systems
  • iconBackup Systems
  • iconBetter Connectivity
  • iconImproved network security
  • iconCost Savings

Why Would You Need Our Colocation Services? How IDSL Can Help Your Business No Matter The Size?

Why Would You Need Our Colocation Services? How IDSL Can Help Your Business No Matter The Size?

1U, 2U, 3U & 4U Colocation

Our single server colocation offers exceptional value for businesses requiring colocation hosting with easy access to the Midlands and London. We provide 1U, 2U, 3U, or 4U of rack space, along with generous power allocation, five free IP addresses, and ample bandwidth.

Each single server colocation package comes with dual power ports fed from diverse UPS strings and a range of high-bandwidth, high-power options. This ensures your equipment is always powered up and ready to go, even in the event of a power outage or other disruptions.

Full Rack Colocation

Our full rack colocation packages offer unparalleled flexibility and can be fully customized to meet your specific requirements. With power starting at 8 Amps and the ability to increase in 1 Amp increments up to 32 Amps per rack, you can rest assured that your equipment will receive the power it needs to operate at optimal levels.

Each full rack comes with A+B Power Feeds as standard, ensuring redundancy and uninterrupted service. Additionally, we include 30 minutes of remote hands support, allowing you to focus on your core business operations while our expert team handles any technical tasks.

Our generous transit allocation can be billed either in CDR or per TB, depending on your needs. With our full rack colocation packages, you'll have everything you need to ensure the smooth operation of your critical applications and services.

Caged Area Colocation

For customers who require the utmost level of control and security for their colocation environment, a dedicated caged area is the perfect solution.

Our caged areas provide physical separation from other customers, allowing you to have complete control over your own environment. This is particularly beneficial for customers who have multiple full racks or host highly sensitive data such as financial or patient data.

We can customise the resilience and security of your caged area to suit your specific needs. Our team can work with you to ensure that your caged area meets all of your requirements, including power, cooling, and connectivity. Plus, our caged areas are constructed using high-quality materials, providing an extra layer of physical security for your equipment.

Colocation can also be a step toward cloud migration. If your company is looking at cloud computing in the near future, colocation provides a transition by allowing you to move your equipment to an offsite facility with increased capacity and performance to support business needs while ensuring a smooth cloud transition.

Frequently Asked Questions

Colocation works by providing businesses with physical space, power, cooling, and network connectivity within our data centre facilities.
Businesses can rent space in our cabinets or racks to house their servers and equipment, while we handle the facility management and infrastructure support. This allows businesses to focus on their core operations while enjoying the benefits of a secure and reliable hosting environment.

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