Does your business require a colocation rack in a data center? Many data centers are now choosing to move to or build their new facilities in the suburbs. This trend could be good news for your business as suburban data centers offer many advantages over those in the downtown, such as increased safety, lower real estate costs, room for expansion, increased competition, and free parking. If you would like a colocation rack in a prime suburban data center, contact Digital Service Consultants today.




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“Great facility – Digital Service Consultants has a staff of dedicated, caring professionals that addressed not only our colocation needs, but also our consulting needs for secure hosting environment.”
– Marc Orcutt
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What Is a Colocation Rack and Why Would You Need One?

Data centers are equipped with racks that are specially designed to hold servers and other network equipment. It is a common practice for data centers to rent out space on these racks to companies that may not have the resources needed to maintain or safely house this equipment. This practice is known as colocation, which is why these racks are called a colocation rack. To learn more about colocation hosting, check out our post “Colocation Hosting: The Definitive Guide To All You Need To Know (2018 Version).”


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Which Is the Best Location For a Colocation Rack – Downtown or Suburbs?

Real Estate Costs are Generally Lower in the Suburbs Than Downtown

Although prices vary from market to market, real estate costs are generally much lower in the suburbs than they are in a city’s downtown core. Businesses located in downtown cores often have to pay a premium for the space to host their own servers, whereas this is not the case in a suburban colocation facility. Because of this, data centers are finding that they can build and expand their facilities for much less money than they could downtown. This means that your business can benefit from the added savings as these lower costs will usually reflect in the prices that the centers need to charge.



Data Centers in the Suburbs Have More Room For Expansion Than Downtown

Even if the cost of real estate were economical enough for expansion, it is often very difficult to expand a business that is located in a city core as there usually isn’t the room to do so. However, if your data center is located in the suburbs, there is usually plenty of extra land for expansion. This is important for your company because as your business grows, your data center in the suburbs should be able to grow as well in order to accommodate its increased business.




New and Relocating Data Centers are Choosing the Suburbs Over Downtowns, Creating a More Competitive Environment

More and more data centers are deciding to locate in the suburbs because of the lower costs of real estate and the greater availability of land for expansion. With this increase in the number of data centers in suburban locations comes an increase in competition. An increase in competition is almost always a good sign for the consumer. If more data centers are competing for your business, then you should be able to get a very competitive colocation price and package that best suits your individual needs.


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The Suburbs Have a Lower Likelihood of Terrorist Attacks Than City Downtowns

In recent years the risk of terrorist attacks has been increasing. It seems like any place could be vulnerable and no one can predict when or where the next attack may happen. It is, however, more likely that a terrorist threat would take place in a busy downtown area where more damage is likely to be done than in a quiet suburban location that has fewer people and a lower chance of casualties. As keeping your data safe from harm is probably a big priority for your business, then choosing a data center that is located in the suburbs where the risk of terrorism is reduced makes sense.


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Parking in Suburban Locations is Usually Free and Easier Than in Downtown Locations

Almost every large city has the same parking problems: parking is incredibly difficult to find and it is also very expensive. Suburban locations usually can offer you ample parking that is almost always free. You don’t have to worry about feeding the meters while you are at your data center in the suburbs and you won’t have to spend your precious time circling the downtown core just to find an empty spot.


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For more information on colocation hosting check out the following articles:

Server Colocation in Atlanta: The Ultimate Guide 2018

The Difference Between Managed Hosting And Colocation Hosting

Understanding The Benefits Of Colocation Hosting

Colocation Pricing: The Definitive Guide On What To Expect (2018 Report)



For a Secure Colocation Facility – Choose DSC

Your information is important and vital to the smooth running of your business, so don’t trust it to an unreliable provider. DSC has been a trusted name in the IT industry in Atlanta for more than 30 years. We also provide a full range of internet- related services including cloud backup, system monitoring, software hosting, dedicated email, website development and implementation, web hosting, e-commerce, security, and a variety of related products and services. We also provide network support for Linus, Microsoft server and workstation platforms, Fortinet firewalls, and Cisco Systems. Contact us today for all of your internet-related requirements.




Great facility – Digital Service Consultants has a staff of dedicated, caring professionals that addressed not only our colocation needs, but also our consulting needs for secure hosting environment.” – Marc Orcutt
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DSC Gives Back To The Georgia Community

DSC is proud to be part of a thriving Georgia Community and we care enough about our community that we want to give something back. That is why we started the “Next Generation” training days. During the training, our students learned about the history of CPUs and GPUs. The training focused on the performance and success of different models and brands and which ones excelled during their various time periods. You can access an audio recording of the training on the DSC website for free. Click here to listen to this informative podcast.