Lifeline Data Centers

Can you build enough data center redundancy?

Can you build enough data center redundancy?  Most businesses today have little or no tolerance for downtime.  The cost of downtime is lost revenues, lost credibility and lost clients.  And the first step to avoid data center downtime is to house your critical systems  in a computer room with multiple power feeds, generators, UPS systems …

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Data Center Power Compartmentalization Whitepaper

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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Data Center Power Compartmentalization

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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Alex Carroll and Rich Banta from Lifeline Data Centers

Affordable colocation is out there, even at 99.995% uptime

Affordable colocation is out there.  Clients can rent rack space at low rates and get things like: redundant UPS power conditioning systems generator backup air conditioning security fire suppression bandwidth and transport from a few companies But if your cost of data center downtime is high, you may be looking for affordable colocation facilities that …

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Data Center Power Compartmentalization

Do you need a Rated-4 data center?

Many companies that call us for information ask us what “tier” we are.  The Uptime Institute has established a tiering system that helps companies classify and evaluate data centers and colocation facilities.  The tiering system focuses on a number of categories. Most data center professionals are concerned with: Delivery paths Redundant components Available watts per …

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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

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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