Hard numbers that prove Colocation works – expertIP

A lead analyst at Info-Tech Research says outsourcing parts of your data center doesn’t necessarily mean instant job losses. Plus, find out why the ‘set it and forget it’ approach won’t cut it.

When you ask a vendor to list its biggest competitors, you expect it to list several other vendors. What you don’t usually expect is for the vendor to name the CIO or the IT staff of prospective client organizations.

However, in the colocation market, there is a widespread assumption in many organizations that outsourcing their server inventory will lead to existing IT staff becoming redundant and eventually laid off. This fear of job loss has made many CIOs and IT decision makers reluctant to suggest colocation as a data center solution. in the global economy if we harness enterprise level social technologies effectively.

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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.