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Mainframe in the Cloud

Lifeline Data Centers offers corportions with the opportunity to migrate mission critical mainframe platforms to the cloud with their newest offering, Mainframe in the Cloud. Moving your mainframe to Lifeline’s FedRAMP/HITRUST Cloud is seamless, secure and provides an immediate ROI; saving nearly 70% annually. Lifeline’s solution protects the millions of dollars invested in your COBOL …

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How to Protect Your Data from Disaster With a Great Disaster Recovery Plan

A fire, storm or flood can immobilize a business, especially when servers and other IT equipment are vulnerable to damage. The best way to protect your data and essential equipment is to perform a disaster recovery risk assessment, which can guide you in determining the types of disasters that could hit your business, the solutions …

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NFPA Standard 75 Explained

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) publishes codes and standards for the fire and rescue industry. Data centers, being susceptible to fire, would do well to adopt the NFPA Standard 75, which is “Fire Protection for Electronic Data Processing Equipment.” NFPA 75 lays down standards for protecting IT equipment such as servers, cables and storage devices …

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Beyond Sprinklers and Smoke Detectors: The NFPA Codes for Data Centers

Disasters such as fire, flood, storm, lightning or even sabotage can happen anywhere at any time and with no warning. Fortunately, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) prescribes codes for fire safety and protection. It is compulsory to adhere to these codes, and failing to do so could attract government penalties. In the context of data …

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Protecting Data Centers from Tornado Troubles

Mother Nature’s power continues, as we saw with the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma. The May 2013 tornado that hit the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore was reported to be a full-fledged F5 tornado creating havoc and destruction. There are on an average 1200 tornadoes per year in the United States. Since 1950, there have been …

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Data Center Infographic: How to Build a Data Center

The success of a data success depends on the quality of the people who are running it and how the data center is built. Lifeline Data Centers does it with compliance, experience and innovation. Lifeline pays attention to reliability, ongoing costs, efficiencies, and new trends so customers can focus on their critical business systems. This …

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How to Be Prepared for the Top Four Data Center Disasters

Loss of data is an unacceptable circumstance whether you run an enterprise data center or a small computer room. Our data is now protected by state-of-the-art technology, high-tech equipment, modern facilities and 24×7 monitoring. Losing data seems unthinkable. Unfortunately, natural disasters can create data center disasters. But the fact remains that disaster does strike – …

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Can Your Data Center Facility Cope with Fire Disasters?

Maintaining the data center infrastructure with no downtime is vital for businesses continuity. Another factor that is as important as avoiding downtime is to plan for and handle disasters in the data center facility, including unexpected fire breakouts. Fire disasters are common in any place where there is heavy electrical machinery. So, in the event …

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How to Survive Lightning Strikes in Data Center Facilities

Nature has some highly dangerous and destructive weapons in its arsenal. IT facility managers should always keep an eye out for lethal threats from nature of which lightning is perhaps one of the more harmful ones. Lightning strikes are not an uncommon event today and any electronic device that stands in its path would be …

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Do Midwest Data Centers Offer an Advantage?

Do Midwest centers offer an advantage? Is it better to use a Midwest colocation facility rather than the facilities in Northern Virginia, North Carolina, or Atlanta? The answer is totally dependent of your organization’s criteria for a data center. In six years of conversations with potential customers, I’ve seen many of the same concerns surface …

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