We offer colocation services as both a business continuity solution and as a hosted office solution. The ITS Iowa Data Center is a secure, midwest data center that utilizes leading edge technology to provide clients with a safe and reliable hosting solution. We offer solutions by the full rack, half rack, quarter rack and single U.
In most colocation scenarios, customers already own their server hardware and are renting physical space in our data center to house their servers. The ITS data center provides multiple internet connections for maximized bandwidth, a highly-available power grid and backup generator for optimal uptime, and physical security controls to keep your servers safe from natural and human disasters. Moving your servers off-site to a secure location addresses concerns in your business continuity and cyber security plans.
Utilized as part of a business continuity plan, server colocation can give your business agility when dealing with an unfortunate disaster. For many businesses not utilizing either colocation or data backup, the inability to access your data can be catastrophic. At ITS, your co-located server can be moved to your disaster recovery location within hours. If your disaster recovery plan necessitates less downtime, intelligent firewalls can be configured to automatically point traffic to your colocated server secured in the ITS data center. Let our industry proven staff and solutions help you design and implement a strategy that works for you and meets your needs.
Increase Productivity and Flexibility
For companies with multiple branches, limited office space or a mobile workforce, a hosted office provides many benefits. In an ITS hosted office, your server(s) are stored in our secure data center and accessed by your employees through dual, load-balanced high-speed internet connections. Your branch offices and mobile employees access the offsite server through secure connections, from any location with an internet connection.
These services are also offered through ITS-owned hardware, as part of our hosted-desktop and hosted-apps environment.
Benefits of Colocation
Economy of Scale
Colocation allows customers to benefit from shared utilities: backup batteries and generators, redundant Internet connections and higher amounts of bandwidth are all features that may not be available at affordable pricing to your in-house server room.
We built our entire office around hosting data efficiently, securely and affordably for our clients. Our below-grade bunker, raised floor, fire suppression system, and reinforced walls provide protection from natural disasters. Locking cabinets, biometric entry credentials, and video surveillance provide physical security features to ensure that your servers and data are safe.
Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery
Placing servers in a data center instead of an on-premise network closet allows customers to build an additional layer of disaster recovery protection. If an unfortunate disaster were to occur at your office location, or you were to experience loss of utilities from a natural disaster, colocation would allow you continued access to your business critical data.