Midwest Disaster Recovery and permanent workplace recovery space may make sense to companies who don't want to be left without office space in a disaster.
Workplace recovery and workgroup recovery are common terms for a particular set of services in the disaster recovery space. These services usually include a subscription to an office space environment to use in the event of a disaster. This office space has multiple workstations, each with a desk, chair, computer, and phone, along with access to printers, Internet connection and bathrooms. Companies pay a monthly fee for each "seat" they need, so a company might buy 50 seats in a 200 seat facility. Workgroup recovery service providers usually oversubscribe the seats 5 to 10 times so they can be profitable.
When the disaster strikes, companies call and declare a disaster. Additional costs accrue based on the length of time a company uses the space. The problem is that in a regional disaster, you may be too late. If enough companies call before you, you may be left without space. The first few companies who call are the ones who get the space. If a company is the second to call and the first company has all 200 seats, then the second company is out of luck.
That is why Lifeline is offering permanent space for workgroup recovery on our Eastgate campus. Companies can rent 2500 or more square feet of office space and build their own workgroup recovery on the same campus and under the same roof as their disaster recovery colocation. This takes the guesswork and the risk out of a disaster scenario.
Is it more expensive or less expensive? It depends. Give us a call at 317.423.2591 if you'd like to do the math.