Colocation services is an outsourced arrangement providing the physical building, cooling process, bandwidth and physical security while customers own and manage their hardware.
Space is the conditioned area that includes the raised floor space, racks or cabinets, and/or cage-enclosed area required to install and operate devices used by a customer at a site. Space may be ordered as lockable cabinets or caged space.
Components of our offer include: Raised Floor, Lockable Cabinets, Racks / Cage, Biometric Reader on Cage, Card Reader on Cage, Power Circuits
Cabinets are four post racks with lockable doors and side panels. Cabinets may be located inside or outside caged space. Cabinets have variable door and partition configurations. If deployed inside caged space, side panels may be removed upon customer request prior to installation.
Metal mesh walls constructed around a group of racks or cabinets dedicated to a single customer. Standard cage sizes are 5 rack, 10 rack, 15 rack, and 20 rack. Custom cages can also be built to suit a customer's requirements.
Cross-connections are hardwired cables, cords, and jumpers that connect separate units of the facilities within a data center. Types of cross connects include: Copper, Coax and Single or Multimode fiber. They are usually maintained by a single data center or across multiple data centers, and can be used for many purposes.
Cross-connections are quickly provisioned giving network administrators the ability to connect to one or multiple network providers, partners, customers or service providers within the data center. Cross connects are important for minimizing data loss, reducing latency and promoting disaster recovery should an emergency happen.
- Trading companies use cross-connections to connect to the partners minimizing latency ensuring trades are done as quickly as possible..
- Cloud providers use cross-connects to connect to multiple networks and Internet Services Providers (ISPs) within the same building – to improve performance.
- Some companies use cross-connects to make sure their business is connected to multiple global networks taking advantage of redundancy and pricing.
Remote Hands is a service offered by colocation providers that allows customers to delegate IT management and maintenance tasks within a colocation facility to technicians hired by the provider. This allows the colocation customer to focus on internal tasks within their own organization, and prevents them from having to send their own technical staff to a colocation facility. Often, a remote hands service is available around the clock and year-round, providing support for data center emergencies or issues that occur outside of regular business hours. Remote Hands services generally covers a wide range of tasks, including:
- Moving or securing network cables
- Server refreshes and reboots
- Hardware and software replacement or installation
- Power cycling
- Inventory management and labeling
- Handling shipping and receiving requests
- Reporting on equipment performance
Structured Cabling Solution - (Optional)
An Evoque provided Structured Cabling Solution is available upon request. Structured Cabling Solutions (SCS) provides an Evoque engineered, furnished, installed and tested intra-cage structured cabling solution. Evoque project manages the SCS from design to project completion. Installed cables, jacks and cable management systems are labeled in accordance with Customer requirements. Drops are tested using a hand-held, standards-compliant test set and results are provided to the Customer within 30 days of completion. "As Built" drawings are provided to Customer after turn- over of SCS.