Data Center and Co-Location
A data center is a building or a dedicated space within a building, or a group of buildings used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems.
Since IT operations are crucial for business continuity, it generally includes redundant or backup components and infrastructure for power supply, data communication connections, environmental controls (e.g., air conditioning, fire suppression), and various security devices.
Organizations that wish to mitigate against local power outages or inclement weather events that can cause business interruptions to on-premise infrastructure, often opt to move their data and workloads either to the public cloud or to a private cloud environment within a data center.
A private cloud within a data center allows organization to maintain better control of their hardware, operating systems and application, while gaining the advantages associated with public cloud infrastructure.