CIOs sometimes struggle to keep up with all of the certifications and compliance required to meet government regulations. It can be overwhelming, time-consuming and resource-sucking. But, in the long-run, those certification and compliance requirements are going to be a good foundation for your business operations.
However, if not implemented correctly, it could cost your company a big chunk of change.
In response to some of these disastrous implementations, many CIOs are outsourcing their data centers to drive higher uptime results while someone else worries about the compliance. There are several benefits to outsourcing your data center, but one of the most important benefits is passing on the responsibility for ensuring compliant operations over to trained, certified and knowledgable professionals.
Another benefit of outsourcing your data center in regards to compliance is the cost. Operating a SAS 70 facility, a TIA-942 complaint data center and a Rated-4 data center are just a few of the certifications that are expected of data centers. And a big list of data center certifications adds up to be more money than outsourcing a data center facility. Data centers can spread that investment across all of their clients, and the cost-savings are realized by their clients as well.
Security is another cost data centers can spread across their client base, which includes both physical and digital security. Security is always a top priority for data centers, so the leadership will always take the time to find the best ways to keep their perimeters secure. Along with the other regulations, the security detail fulfills an important requirement for compliance and provides peace of mind.
Whether you're in highly regulated industries such as healthcare and financial services or a small business, having a compliant data center is key to making sure your data is secured, protected and managed in the right way. Instead of trying to obtain all of the certifications you need and invest in making an internal data center compliant, consider outsourcing your data center so that you can save money, time and resources.
Lifeline Data Centers has been dedicated to the highest level of compliance since we opened. Take a look at our data center certifications and schedule a tour with us to learn more about how we can keep your data safe.