Data center power costs are a big part of the IT budget.  Doesn’t it make sense to put your data center where power is cheap?

A few years ago, it was very costly to consider out-of-town options for your enterprise data center or disaster recovery center.  But

  • changes in telecom pricing
  • better data center remote management tools
  • ongoing concerns about protecting the business from disaster

give companies more geographically diverse options to search for low data center power costs.

Once you find the right place for your data center, will you build or rent?  Outsource data center (colocation) facilities can give you a simple approach to handling ever-changing computer room requirements.

Companies choose outsource data centers to:

  • avoid data center capital costs
  • use data center power redundancy
  • meet data center compliance requirements

If you choose to consider outsource data center facilities in a region with low power costs, make sure that the data center pricing model passes through the lower power costs in an equitable manner.

Many companies find that reducing their data center power costs can have a huge impact on the overall IT budget.

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.