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The benefits of the colocation model

October 23, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

rackalley2Written by Rack Alley

Most organizations have a hybrid model when it comes to server hosting. It usually involves a mix of legacy in-house server along with a mix of cloud infrastructure services. Almost all of these organizations started out with building their own data center. The problem with owning a data center is that you have to pay for everything upfront and maintenance. Any failure to keep up with replacements and maintenance can have catastrophic consequences. This is why there is a growing demand for colocation facilities. This model offers the following benefits:


It is easier to get additional operational expenditure to host servers at an LA colocation facility than to continuously request high capital expenses to build, maintain and operate an in-house data center.

Core competency

For most organizations owning and operating a data center is not a core competency. This will require hiring and keeping skilled IT staff and an additional overhead in terms of security. In a colocation model, the company can focus on its main business.


Colocation is not simply hosting servers anymore. Data centers provide solutions to customers. This allows the organizations to scale the resources at their disposal as and when required. It is no longer just space, power, and cooling.


Recent audits have required proper security for data centers for all businesses. Third part data centers will have that level of security and monitoring available.


Rack Alley provides premium colocation services perfect for small and enterprise customers looking for server hosting Los Angeles.

The benefits of portable a/c units

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movincool2Written by MovinCool

A Portable air conditioner, also known as a spot cooler, is a temporary cooling solution when larger a/c systems fail or require maintenance. They are also used in some applications for permanent cooling. This can be smaller server rooms or small equipment rooms.

They are called portable because they come with castors or wheels and can be moved around easily. Portable AC units tend to be smaller than permanent units and so can fit in through standard doorways and entryways. This also limits their capacity.

Portable a/c units should not be confused with mobile a/c units. Mobile a/c units also come with wheels but then to be towed or trucked to a site as they can be much larger. Because they must be set up outside, this limited their portability.

The are many use cases for portable air conditioners. One is for cooling areas when the main air conditioner has broken down or requires repair. These are temporary. The other is for locations where there is no proper infrastructure to place traditional a/c units. There is either no window space or there is no access to the outside for return air. Another is to augment existing cooling temporarily. This includes events like conferences and exhibitions where individual stalls can expect sudden increases in people and additional heat.

Portable a/c units are extremely versatile and with the rapid advancement of technology will find more and more places for its use.


MovinCool is a supplier of industrial cooling solutions and portable air conditioners. Look no further for your next outdoor cooling solution.