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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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IDCA: Rich Banta’s Interview Regarding the International Data Center Authority (IDCA)

The International Data Center Authority (IDCA) recently interviewed me about what their organization and standards have to offer. Here’s the video: Transcript: IDCA is a forward-thinking, modern-day standards organization. IDCA, to Lifeline, is all about modernizing standards and carrying standards of uptime and resiliency all the way up the stack for a cloud service provider. …

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How Startups Can Save Money by Leasing Space in a Data Center

Running a startup requires a lot of guts, tempered with foresight. Great ideas aren’t enough. You need the right people to execute those ideas and a realistic budget. Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs get so wrapped up in their vision, they forget about the steps needed to achieve it, and that’s when new businesses tend to fail. …

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Is Your Data Safe?

When trying to decide whether to move a data center offsite, some CIOs may wonder whether the safety of their corporate data can be guaranteed. If you decide to build and manage your own remote data center, physically protecting your facility from harm can significantly add to the expense of your building. But if you …

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How Lifeline Data Centers Can Help Everyone on Your Team

Making the decision to keep your in-house data center or make the switch to outsourcing your facility will be one of the greatest challenges you will face as a business. Keeping your in-house data center can get rather expensive and time-consuming, but if you outsource, there is a possibility that you will give up control …

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What Does It Mean to Be a Rated-4 Data Center?

Throughout the data center industry, there are varying levels of uptime specifications and ratings which indicate how much of the time the data center is expected to be fully operational. For data centers, Uptime Institute Tiers, TIA-942 Ratings, and BICSI Availability Classes are used to measure uptime, with a range of Tier/Rating/Class 1 – 4. …

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Introducing the Midwest Internet Exchange (M-IX)

Lifeline Data Centers is proud to introduce the Midwest Internet Exchange (M-IX), an Internet Exchange (IX) based in Indianapolis, IN with facilities in several data centers throughout the United States. One of the goals of the Midwest-IX is to bring Bilateral and Multilateral peering to an expansive network of data centers, along with keeping local Internet …

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The Future of Unix in Modern Data Centers

There was a time when the Unix operating system was the be all and end all when it came to enterprise application systems, the Internet and the hosting of mission critical applications. But, is that where it is today and where is it headed? Recent research by International Data Corp reveals the downward trend in …

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There is More to TIA-942 Than Ensuring 99.995% Uptime

TIA-942 is a standard for the information and communications industry, and data centers are adopting this standard to have 99.995% uptime. However, there is more to TIA-942 than ensuring all-time availability. Adopting TIA 942 offers many other benefits: TIA-942 Offers Broad-based Design and Operational Guidelines TIA-942 standards are comprehensive. It offers guidelines for the design …

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Why TIA-942 Compliant Data Centers Provide 99.995% Uptime

What is a TIA-942 compliant data center? The TIA (Telecommunications Industry Association) develops consensus-based standards for the information and communications industry that are recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Today’s competitive data center market requires a standard for data center design since there is a tremendous variety of services that can confuse the consumers. Hence, …

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