Alex Carroll and Rich Banta from Lifeline Data Centers

Chris Smith: Power issues need to remain high on business continuity managers’ to-do lists

Late last year a high-street financial institution experienced a power failure at an IT centre in Yorkshire, shutting down cash machines for a few hours, as well as undermining retail transactions and online banking. This incident was only the latest in a telling series of power failures affecting UK organizations including ISPs, hospitals and financial …

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Alex Carroll and Rich Banta from Lifeline Data Centers

New year, new data center strategy

New year, new data center strategy: The coming of the new year offers a time for both reflection and for planning. Data center strategy is changing for many organizations. What changes do you envision for your data center in the coming years? Your customers, staff and vendors expect your information technology applications to be available …

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Data Center Power Compartmentalization

Data center redundancy: can you afford to be without it?

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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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

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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