Lifeline Data Centers

How important is a hardened data center facility?

One of the most critical factors in protecting your critical data and avoiding downtime is your data center’s ability to withstand natural or man-made disasters and acts of terrorism.  The term “hardened data center” is used to describe computer room facilities that are designed to withstand these catastrophes. The most common type of hardened data …

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Do you need a zero downtime data center?

Do you need a zero downtime data center?  Can you afford it? Most experts will tell you that the cost difference between 4 1/2 9’s and 5 9’s (the difference between 99.995 % uptime and 99.999 % uptime) is often too expensive to consider.  It is actually a math problem;  is your cost of downtime higher …

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Data Center Power Compartmentalization

Affordable colocation: are you comparing apples to apples?

Are you evaluating how affordable colocation could be for your company?  If so, you’ve probably considered the benefits of using colocation: hardened data center facilities to protect against natural and man-made disasters telecommunications choices, especially in carrier neutral data centers better uptime through tier III or higher rated power and cooling redundancies improved security TIA …

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Deadline? Expand your enterprise data center quickly with affordable colocation

I’ve been working on a request for proposal (RFP) for a brand new enterprise data center this week.  The company’s lease on their existing data center is ready to expire.  This normally wouldn’t cause a need to look for a new facility,  but they recently decided to replace their primary line-of-business application, and the new …

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Lifeline Data Centers Heat Exchanger

How reliable is your power?

One of our most recent clients chose to move their critical production computer systems to Lifeline’s outsource data center because of their new office location.  They recently moved the main office to a brand new office park, and the power has been extremely unreliable.  In January, they had been told by the power company that …

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Data Center Power Compartmentalization

Why are Chicago colocation prices so much higher than the rest of the Midwest?

If your company is considering the use of a colocation facility, you have dozens of choices.  Midwest colocation has become very popular because of a few factors: the Midwest is less prone to natural disasters power costs are low compared to the coasts the central location offers fiber density and therefore telecom choices Many companies …

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Data Center Compliance – What’s important?

Certain industries such and financial services and health care are heavily regulated. Government regulatory bodies have developed dozens of certifications such as Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA, Graham Leach Bliley, SAS 70, and PCI, and TIA 942. Why should companies are about this alphabet soup of compliance? The cost of non-compliance is lost opportunities and lost business. …

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Chicago Disaster Recovery: Use Indianapolis

We talk to many Chicago companies who are considering a disaster recovery colocation site. What are they looking for? * Hardened data center facilities – companies want an F5 tornado resistant data center. * Midwest colocation – Chicago companies are looking for a location away from the shadow of the Sears tower, but close enough …

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