Midwest Colocation demand continues to rise

The demand for Lifeline Data Centers Midwest colocation facility continues to rise. More companies are considering higher data center uptime for their computer room facilities. Some companies are considering a new primary data center. Some are considering a secondary or disaster recovery center. Some companies are out of space, power and data center cooling, so they use Lifeline as additional space.

Most of these companies have done the math before they make a decision. They tour our Indianapolis data center and consider alternatives like cloud computing or building their own in-house data center. These companies choose colocation a few reasons:

99.995% uptime – 28 minutes of downtime per year or less is what N+N data center redundancy that a few colocation facilities offer. A data center needs two of everything critical to meet these requirements. But the cost of two utility feeds, two generators, two UPS systems, two telecom entrances, and two air conditioning systems are usually to high to build your own.

Hardened data center facilities – the biggest risk for our Indianapolis colocation facility is tornado, so we use buildings with F5 tornado resistant construction. Ahe cost of building hardened data center facilities is high.

Data center compliance and certifications – More companies are required to meet regulatory compliance like HIPAA, FISMA, NIST, Sarbanes Oxley, IRS-1075, and SSAE 16. It’s expensive and risky to hire in-house expertise, so many companies are solving data center audit problems by using Midwest data center facilities like Lifeline.

Data center pricing model – Companies love simple pricing models that aren’t full of mystery. Simple pricing models make forecasting growth easy.

Data center power costs – Many clients choose colocation facilities that bill for power as they use it. This model most closely reflects how power is spent at an in-house data center. But data center power costs vary from facility to facility. Check the pricing and the billing methods before you choose.

Carrier neutral data center with no cross connect fees – More telecom carriers are better. Lifeline Data Centers charges no monthly cross connect fees to connect to one or all of them telecom carriers.

Interested in talking to Midwest data center providers with expertise in uptime, compliance and flexibility? Give Lifeline Data Centers a call at 317.275.0001

Alex Carroll

Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.