Collocation (COLO) is a term used to describe off-site data storage, also known as a data center. Where your data resides is very important. An unexpected loss in data from the result of fires, earthquakes, floods, any sort of natural disaster, or even extended down time as a result of any of these would be detrimental to your business. Storing your data off site is an excellent way to protect your data and also to ensure 100% uptime. Collocations have backups built upon backups and never go down. They are excellent options for companies who have a heavy reliance on uptime and access to their data and a significant investment in the hardware.