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CIO Strategy: Why the simplicity of wholesale colocation may be your best choice – Part 2

In Part 1 of this article, I talked about your organization’s need for high computer system reliability, also known as data center uptime. I talked about the emerging standard of of 99.995% uptime, which translates to 28 minutes of downtime per year or less. I discussed the option of building your own data center, including …

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CIO Strategy: Why the simplicity of wholesale colocation may be your best choice – Part 1

Data center uptime has become the one of the most important quality metrics for today’s successful enterprise. More organizations depend on their computer systems to: sell their products and services online via e-commerce deliver core services manufacture products manage logistics communicate with clients, vendors and remote staff The Rated-4 data center standard of 99.995% uptime …

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Chicago Disaster Recovery? Indianapolis May Be Your Best Choice

Many Chicago area companies protect their mission critical computer systems by implementing an off-site disaster recovery center. This disaster recovery data center is often an outsource computer room facility with rack space or private cages. Companies build a second computer room facility that replicates their most important computer systems. If a server fails, the company …

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Data Center Uptime = Your Company’s Reputation

Does data center uptime equal your company’s reputation? The reliability of your most important computer systems affects the way that you interact with customers and vendors. If your customer-facing systems are not reliable, you run the risk of losing revenues, profits and customers. If your internal computer systems are not reliable, your employees have a …

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Is Indianapolis a viable option for your wholesale colocation facilities needs?

Is Indianapolis a viable option for your wholesale colocation facilities needs? Let’s look at the facts: Indianapolis has low power costs: $.055 per kilowatt hour. Indianapolis is half a day’s drive from over half of the US population. Labor costs and the cost of living Indianapolis is the shining star of the Midwest as a …

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Is a wholesale colocation facility your best bet for high uptime?

What is your company doing to balance high data center uptime with manageable facilities costs? If you’re like many medium to large organizations, you’re considering wholesale colocation facilities as an alternative to traditional outsource data centers. Although opinions on the definition of wholesale colocation facilities vary, they share common characteristics: Reundant data center power Data …

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Rich Miller: Data Center Economics – Build versus buy

Does it make more sense to build your own data center, use a colocation center to house your gear, or lease turn-key space from a wholesale data center provider? The size of a requirement has historically been a key decision point in sorting out the economics of data center expansion. But capital, control and speed …

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Indianapolis’ largest data center?

Who is Indy’s largest data center? In the last few weeks, many of my friends, Lifeline Data Centers’ clients and prospects have asked me this question. The reason they’re asking is because another Midwest colocation provider has been advertising in press releases and pay-per-click as “Indy’s largest datacenter.” Does it really matter? I can understand …

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