Alex Carroll and Rich Banta from Lifeline Data Centers

We talk to many Chicago companies who are considering a disaster recovery colocation site. What are they looking for?

* Hardened data center facilities – companies want an F5 tornado resistant data center.
* Midwest colocation – Chicago companies are looking for a location away from the shadow of the Sears tower, but close enough to have reasonable access without driving costs up.
* SAS 70 data center – many companies want to make sure that their outsource data center is SAS 70 certified.
*Rated-4 data center – most companies expect high levels if uptime from an outsource data center. Rated-4 means the data center has redundant power and cooling systems.
* Flexibility – companies are interested in options, including multiple telecom carriers, shared space or private cages, and optional office space.

Indianapolis is an ideal spot for a disaster recovery center. Abundant telecom carriers, low cost of power, large data center facilities, and carrier neutral data center facilities are all available. Lifeline Data Centers provides a flexible, single source solution for your disaster recovery needs.

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.
Alex Carroll

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