Outsource data center: the hub of your mobile workforce?

Outsource data centers (colocation facilities) are becoming the new hub of the mobile workforce.

The move away from the traditional in-house data center towards colocation may be a smart move for your company.  Here are some key factors:

  • Are most of your company employees becoming mobile workers?
  • Is 99.995% uptime your new minimum SLA?
  • Can you afford to build?  Building a data center to a 99.995% uptime standard is extremely expensive and capital intensive.  It means building more data center redundancy in power feeds, generators, UPS and cooling.  You’ll also need to use weather and natural disaster proof building methods depending on your region.
  • Is it better to rent?  Affordable colocation in some markets allows you to drive cost out of the model by moving your data center off-site.
  • Do you need to be compliant?  You can leverage your outsource colocation compliance record as part of your overall compliance strategy.
  • Is power expensive?  Outsource data center power costs can be less expensive than in-house power costs if you expand your search to the Midwest.
  • Do you need options for connectivity?  More choices on Internet and WAN circuits are often available in carrier neutral colocation facilities.

Can outsource data center facilities help you provide better service to your mobile workforce and your reduce costs at the same time?  Ask Lifeline.

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.