Is now the right time to invest in colocation rack services?

By Published On: May 8, 2024Categories: Craig Debenham, News, Professional Services

At Lucid Systems, we take pride in our deep-rooted understanding of the unique needs and challenges of local businesses across East Anglia. Our commitment to supporting their growth is unwavering. We’ve witnessed firsthand how flexible IT infrastructures can catapult companies from small start-ups to thriving enterprises.

As your business grows, you need reliable and secure IT that adapts to your needs. One option to consider is colocation rack services.

Colocation rack services offer a strategic approach to IT management that offers numerous benefits over traditional in-house setups. But what exactly does colocation rack space entail, and why should businesses in East Anglia consider them?

Let’s find out.

What is colocation?

Rather than allocating extensive space in your physical office building, Colocation, or “colo,” lets businesses rent space in secure data centres to house their servers and equipment.

A colocation centre offers essential infrastructure such as power, cooling, connectivity, and security. This benefits local businesses because you can house your equipment in a safe and professional environment. We offer state-of-the-art colocation rack space in Suffolk that provides businesses with reliable hosting solutions tailored to their needs.

The Advantages of Embracing Colocation Rack Services

There are many advantages of colo services, which is why they are increasingly popular amongst growing businesses.

  • Cost-Effectiveness: With colocation, businesses can avoid the upfront costs of building and maintaining their own data centres. Instead, you’ll pay a regular monthly fee based on your space and power requirements.
  • Reliability: Colocation hosting services are equipped with redundant power sources, cooling systems, and network connectivity. You won’t need to worry about server downtime again, with colo rack space equipped with uninterrupted power supplies and backup generators with automatic failover.
  • Enhanced security: With multi-layered physical and digital security measures, including video surveillance, remote locking systems, access control, and intrusion detection systems, you can rest assured that your data is appropriately safeguarded. These extra layers of security provide peace of mind to your clients as you can demonstrate the steps you are taking to protect their data.
  • Scalability: Colocation empowers businesses to quickly scale their infrastructure as their needs grow without the constraints of limited physical space or resources. You can scale up (or down) as your business needs change. This means that you’re always in control of your IT budget, making the right decisions for your business.

Differentiating Between Colocation and Cloud Solutions

Both colocation and cloud computing offer outsourced IT solutions, but they differ in approach to infrastructure management, control, and scalability.

  • Colocation: Provides more control and customization over your physical infrastructure.
  • Cloud: Offers on-demand, flexible services accessed over the internet.

The requirements for colocation and cloud computing are dependent on various factors such as business requirements, budget, security needs, and scalability.

We’ll never expect you to know the pros and cons of each option. When you talk to our team, we’ll always explain the finer details so you can make an informed decision.

Security Settings and Peace of Mind

Security is paramount in today’s digital landscape. Colocation data centres implement multi-layered security measures that protect against threats whilst ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of your data. Our facilities are fully equipped with advanced security features to safeguard your business-critical information.

Is colocation right for your business?

Whether you’re a start-up, a mid-sized company, or a large firm, businesses in Suffolk, Norfolk, and Essex can all reap the benefits of colocation. It offers the flexibility and reliability that every business, regardless of its size, needs.

We typically recommend colocation if your business relies on data-intensive applications, requires high availability, or needs to comply with strict security regulations.

How to Start Colocation with Lucid Systems

If you’re considering colocation rack services for your business, Lucid Systems can make the transition seamless and hassle-free.

Transitioning to colocation with Lucid Systems is a seamless and hassle-free process. Our experienced team is dedicated to guiding you through every step, from assessing your needs to equipping and managing your rack space. By partnering with us, your business can experience immediate efficiency gains and position itself for future growth.

We promise we’ll always recommend the right solution for your business. Our detailed understanding of who you are, what you do, and what your current and long-term needs are allow us to continuously

Ready to elevate your IT infrastructure? Contact Lucid Systems to discuss your colocation needs and discover how we can support your business growth.



Craig Debenham

Managing Director

About The Author

Lucid Systems founder Craig has long-held a passion for IT. Despite originally beginning his career in the finance sector, as the most technically-minded of his colleagues, the operations of the office computer system quickly fell to Craig.

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