11-06-08 | Blog Post

Colocation in Detroit Michigan

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Looking for Colocation near Detroit, Michigan?

For Detroit colocation, Online Tech’s Mid-Michigan data center is the largest colocation data center in Michigan. This data center was originally built by EDS as GM’s Disaster Recovery Data Center for GMAC and other brands.

It has all of the specifications that ensure you are getting the support, security, and uptime to meet your Detroit colocation needs.

  • 32,500 square feet: 22,500 of raised 24” floor; 8,000 work place recovery in stand alone building.
  • Dual pooled 1300 KVA diesel generators
  • Three 2,000 Amp Emerson switches
  • Three pooled 562.5 KVA UPS
  • Over 300 tons cooling
  • Pass card and biometrics for data center entrance
  • Environmental monitoring with laser based smoke and particulate sensors
  • Ground level entry dock and semi truck loading dock with pallet jack allow for large deliveries.
  • Video surveillance with 90 day DVR
  • Gigabit fiber connections and gigabit fiber connection to the Internet

This is one of two data centers Online Tech owns and operates here near Detroit Michigan, all within 50 miles of Detroit with Colocation and Managed Server Solutions. All of the colocation data centers are SAS-70 Type II Audited and provide the security and reliability you need to protect your data.

What is Colocation?

Colocation is a cap-ex free (no capital expense required) alternative to maintaining your own data center. Rather than invest the capital in backup generators, UPS and HVAC units, and network and the operating expense in trained data center expertise, colocation lets you leverage a multi-tenant data center that has already made the investment in the infrastructure and personnel.

Why Use Colocation?

Colocation hosting may be ideal if you are looking to run your servers in a high availability data center without taking on the infrastructure and staff costs required to run a world class data center. You can leverage the SAS-70 and PCI audits and HIPAA compliance processes that the data center operator has undertaken and audited at a fraction of the cost of doing it yourself.

You can choose to invest in the multiple outside power feeds, transformers, transfer switches, generators, uninterruptible power supplies, redundant HVAC systems, fire suppression, multiple ISP connections and a redundant Cisco network infrastructure required to deliver the highest level of uptime for your applications. Or you can leverage a colocation data center operator that has already made the investment and can amortize that investment across hundreds of customers.
Colocation allows you to buy your data center incrementally. Rather than invest upfront to build a data center that can meet your needs for the next 5 years, with colocation, you can buy your data center a rack at a time. Colocation also lets you leverage the on-site expertise and training of the colocation operator’s staff, rather than invest in development and retaining of data center expertise on your staff.

When selecting colocation, there are three factors that drive your choices and costs:

  1. Space – number of racks or square feet of dedicated colocation area that you need
  2. Power – power required in each rack – specified by voltage and current (Amps)
  3. Internet bandwidth – typically measured in Megabits per second (Mbps)

Armed with this information, Online Tech can provide you a quote to colocate your IT equipment to one of our data centers that best suits your needs.  Our engineers can also help you explore which of the colocation managed services make sense for you.

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