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Last year, Colocation America launched their “Sharing the Love” campaign and this year we are doing it again. To show our thanks and love to the nonprofit organizations around the nation, Colocation America is offering free dedicated server hosting for a year for up to five nonprofits who express the need.
Valentine’s Day is all about sharing the love and here at Colocation America we really do. Last year, Colocation America launched their “Sharing the Love” campaign and this year we are doing it again.
To show our thanks and “love” to the nonprofit organizations around the nation, Colocation America is offering free dedicated server hosting for a year for up to five nonprofits who express the need.
From now until Friday, February 15th, Colocation America will be accepting nominations for any nonprofit organization with 501(c)3 status who is looking for server hosting. Nominate your favorite nonprofit organization and help them secure their data and website today.
But let’s back up for a second, what is a dedicated server?
The basic definition of a dedicated server is a single, powerful computer that can store data, connect to the internet, and conduct all and any operations you need. The tech guys in the office are cringing at this definition but it’s the truth, dedicated servers are really just powerful computers. They are “dedicated” because you and your organization are the only one that operates it.
What Are the Benefits of Having a Dedicated Server?
The answer is simple: security and availability. Dedicated servers are the most secure way to save your organization’s critical information. There are multiple firewalls and monitoring functions that ensure the safety of your stakeholder and clients data. In addition, because your organization “owns” their own dedicated server, you are able to control access to the server, the network capabilities, and install the software your organization needs, whenever it needs it.
Then, what is dedicated server hosting?
There are two main ways organizations host their dedicated server: 1) they have a little server room that is hot, sweaty, expensive, and causes power outages or 2) they save money and time by outsourcing and hosting their server in a data center. The latter is the one we are offering nonprofits. Dedicated server hosting usually refers to hosting a server in a secure data center and gaining all the advantages of redundant power, connectivity and bandwidth, 24/7 IT support, and 100% uptime.
Wait, what is a data center?
A data center is like a big hotel with power generators, fiber optic cords, and a lot of air conditioning. When a person is “hosting their server in a data center” what they are really saying is that they are plugging their server into a space at the data center. Like a hotel, you rent out a room and you stay there for the security and availability. Same with data centers; you pay for a space and receive physical security and access to speedy internet from anywhere. A data center is filled with thousands of servers that operate either for one single company, like the Facebook Data Center in Oregon, or for many organizations like One Wilshire Data Center in Los Angeles. Regardless of the specific orientation of the data center, every data center comes with regulations and compliances that ensure the safety of your server.
To sum it up:
Colocation America is offering dedicated server hosting to a nonprofit that would like to move out of their “little server room” in their office to a big, secure data center. Every organization that receives server hosting will receive space in a Los Angeles data center, and the following features:
24/7 Network Operations Center (NOC) Support
24/7 Security Staff and CCTV Surveillance
24/7 Physical Access to Data Center
24/7 Remote Hands and Reboots
Dedicated 100 Mbps Customer Access Ports w/ Upgrade Options: 1,000 Mbps, 10,000 Mbps
N + 2 Power Redundancy
100% Network Uptime
FREE On-Demand KVM over IP
Nominate the nonprofit you work for or your favorite nonprofit today by contacting us about the organization and the 501(c)3 status today!
Good luck and continue to “Share the Love”.