When we consider a business that depends on a data center for its operations, the stakes are quite high. Space crunch is definitely an issue. Not to mention, the power demands as well. Data demands just do not seem to reduce any time soon nor will there be any need to do so as bigger data analysis, or mining, to be specific, results in greater business insights.

When There Is No More Space, Where Do You Put All Your Data?But running all these data centric processes require space. And lots of it. But getting more space is not a priority for businesses. According to a recent Siemens sponsored study, a majority of the respondents, mainly business heads, were interested in either upgrading or consolidating the data center infrastructure they already possess rather than investing in new facilities and buildings. Only a meager 17 percent of the respondents were thinking of opening a new data center, and only in the next two years.

The results are to be expected because of the rising expenditure of maintaining an in-house data center. With budget constraints, increasing power demands and need for better infrastructure management tools, facility managers are reeling under pressure from management. And to make matters worse, the findings of Data Center Dynamic’s study last year states that  data center power requirements are growing at over 63 percent annually. No wonder businesses are concerned about investing in additional internal data center facilities or infrastructure.

Have you thought about outsourcing? It is time to think about the benefits of using data centers as a service rather than having it occupy physical space in your office. What if you could use all the benefits and utilities of a data center without having to worry about space management and rising power costs? This is exactly what you get when you outsource your businesses data center needs to Lifeline Data Centers. We ensure that your business continuity is never compromised and you never run out of virtual space for all the big data you have. Visit our website to know more about our services and plans.

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.