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Why Indianapolis may be the right place for your disaster recovery colocation

Is Indianapolis the right place for my disaster recovery colocation? Colocation (also known as outsource data center) comes in all shapes and sizes.  Studies by multiple research organizations find that Midwest colocation continues to be a great value.  Every organization’s needs are different.  Do you need the disaster recovery to provide virtual server images, physical …

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Colocation power costs can justify the trouble of moving a data center

Good data center strategy includes considering the long-term costs of power for the data center, and managing those costs on a long-term basis. Many companies have found that outsource data center facilities (colocation) can help them reduce data center power costs, while improving critical systems availability (uptime). Companies that pay over 6 centers per kilowatt …

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Find low data center power costs to find your next data center

Data center power costs are a big part of the IT budget.  Doesn’t it make sense to put your data center where power is cheap? A few years ago, it was very costly to consider out-of-town options for your enterprise data center or disaster recovery center.  But changes in telecom pricing better data center remote …

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Midwest colocation: savvy IT shops don’t care where their data centers are

We are constantly talking to large companies on the east and west coasts about our Midwest colocation facilities.  They are interested in using our facilities for one or more of three  functions: Enterprise data center – the company is considering moving their primary data center facility into an outsource data center Disaster recovery center – …

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Affordable colocation – watch out for monthly cross-connect fees

Is affordable colocation possible?  It is, especially in the Midwest.  A few outsource data center facilities offer: 99.995% uptime pricing models where you can pay-as-you-grow fair power billing based on actual electrical usage no cross connect fees in a carrier neutral data center facilities Fair pricing on managed services, if you need them. data center …

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Is affordable colocation for small business a myth?

Last month a small business owner came in to talk about using our data center (colocation) facilities to house his money-making, customer-facing computer systems.  He has had some downtime at his main office, both with electrical problems and with his telecom carrier.  He realizes he needs to do something to improve his computer system reliability,  …

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Affordable Colocation: Does the Pricing Model Make Sense? Part 2

In part 1 of this series, I talked about how pricing models for outsource data center and colocation providers vary greatly.  To recap, a colocation facility typically provides hardened building redundant power redundant cooling rack space, private cages, or both security access to telecommunications services professional services From this list of seven services, the first …

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Affordable Colocation: Does the Pricing Model Make Sense? Part 1

Last week, a potential client followed up with me after receiving quotes from my company, Lifeline Data Centers, and a couple of other Midwest colocation firms, including a Chicago colocation facility. He was baffled at all the different pricing models he received;  no two quotes looked the same.  How could he compare apples to apples? …

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