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To ensure a high level of quality, performance and stability of any service are directly related to the infrastructure defined and chosen suppliers. The Cilix invests heavily in the best options available in the market in order to add value to the customer and exceed their expectations.

Cloud colocation solutions?

Colocation hosting is similar to dedicated hosting, with one notable exception.


What is Colocation Hosting?

In dedicated hosting, customers rent servers as well as the infrastructure needed to house and maintain them. In colocation hosting, companies own their own hardware, but are looking to augment its usefulness by renting server space in a data center, which provides benefits like improved Internet bandwidth, server cooling systems and climate control, and reliable power. Colocation hosting can be compared to owning a boat and renting a berth for it at the closest port of call. The boat remains in your possession and you can access it at any time, but you’re still enjoying the services of the port – including security for your vessel and the ability to use the facility’s equipment to maintain and get the most out of your boat.

How Colocation Works

In order to establish a colocation hosting arrangement, the customer must have their own physical server – one that they own. The customer isn’t renting a server from the hosting provider; rather, they are merely leasing space like they would at a rental storage company. The customer physically transports the server to the colocation hosting provider’s place of business, typically a data center. The customer only rents space within the data center or colocation site, but maintains ownership and control of all hardware and software settings for that server. By communicating with the colocation hosting provider’s team, the customer can quickly upgrade or downgrade features like bandwidth and rackspace to fit the business needs.

Colocation Hosting for Security

A top reason most companies employ colocation hosting is for the security it provides. While many former colocation users have made the move to cloud technology because of its ease of use, endless resources, and competitive pricing, there are some things cloud cannot do, according to Who’s Hosting This; primarily, it’s the level of control you have over your server compared to cloud.

Additional Benefits of Colocation Hosting

With colocation hosting, a small-to-midsized company can achieve a reasonable facsimile of enterprise-level hosting capabilities thanks to the shared hosting environment and on-site support. This can allow your company to play on a fairly even field when it comes to technology, even if it is a fraction of the size of the competition.
Additional benefits include:


High bandwidth and low latency

Your server is plugged in to the colocation hosting provider’s network, giving it access to industrial-strength connection speeds. Additionally, you can contract with third-party providers like Spectrum or CenturyLink for even more connectivity options.


Unlimited power

You can transfer the safety of your server from your office to a location built to prevent loss of electricity. A colocation hosting facility has access to steady power supplies, battery backups, and generators.


On-premises monitoring

Most data centers will employ security professionals or support technicians who monitor the premises 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year for unauthorized visitors. They control who has access to the data center.


Advanced climate control systems

Maintaining the perfect temperature and humidity requirements for servers to operate at optimal efficiency can be a tricky balance to achieve. A colocation hosting facility will have tailored climate control systems that allow the data center managers to properly maintain ideal environmental conditions.


Live monitoring of equipment

In a typical office, your first indication that hardware is in need of maintenance, update, or replacement is when something fails, slowing or stopping your employees’ production. With colocation hosting, IT professionals are monitoring your equipment constantly to ensure it is performing optimally.


Better management

In your own brick-and-mortar location, your servers might be managed by a contract IT person, a part-time worker, or a full-time employee who wears several different hats.

Secure. Certified.  Sustainable.


We use advanced security equipment, techniques and procedures to control and monitor access to our IBX data centers. You typically pass through five security checkpoints that include 24/7 manned security stations, mantraps and biometric readers. Our low-profile building design allows a high level of security within the data center.

We pride ourselves in having multiple certifications in sustainability, energy efficiency and security.

Our power systems include full Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems with N+1 redundancy levels or greater and backup generator systems in the event of a local utility failure. In case of a power outage, batteries turn on immediately, followed within 8 seconds by the generators which can power the entire data center.

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Your partner for deploying and managing digital infrastructure

CILIX datacenter is the perfect partner to facilitate connectivity between carriers and between carrier and enterprise or service provider.
CILIX datacenter offers an 3 carriers with a Point of Presence in each site – and up to 17 for customers to choose from in major markets.
Our internal and portfolio based connectivity options means you can have extended reach into cloud, IX, carrier and other service though CILIX or its carrier partners. 

Your Colocation gateway to Africa

CILIX datacenter is 100% carrier neutral, so can manage private and secure connections to all major cloud platforms, to assure that your business achieves the success it deserves, for colocation and hybrid cloud connectivity no matter where you are in the world.

Flexible and scalable colocation solutions

Your company’s datacenter requirements need to adapt to new technologies and changing business requirements. That is why we have built flexibility into every aspect of our proposition. We offer a wide range of colocation solutions, leveraging our modular designs for customised – and simplified – services delivered with flexible and transparent commercial solutions.
CILIX datacenter has more than 10 years’ experience in delivering best-in-class data centres. We are a pioneer of operation of highly resilient and efficient datacenter.
Flexibility and scale is increasingly important in an age where some applications that are here today could be gone tomorrow, while others will proliferate and require room to grow in the datacenter.  


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