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 can use the replica of the server and the data in the disaster recovery center. This approach also protects against larger-scale business interruptions, like a fire or a tornado.
Is Chicago colocation (outsource data center facilities) too close to protect a Chicago-area business? Opinions vary on how far is far enough when it comes to a disaster recovery center. Cost usually plays a factor, and Chicago-area colocation can be expensive; power, floor space, access to Internet connections, and monthly cross-connect fees add up.
Midwest colocation outside of Chicago may be the best solution. Indianapolis offers low data center power costs and enough distance to reduce risks. Lifeline Data Centers in Indianapolis delivers wholesale colocation facilities with 15 telecommunications carriers and no monthly no cross-connect fees. Lifeline's hardened data center facilities and N+N data center redundancy deliver 9.995% data center uptime or better. Need data center? Call Lifeline at 317.423.2591