Data center uptime demands are increasing. Floor space is holding steady or slowly increasing. Power requirements per cabinet are on the rise. Data center power costs are moving up. If any of these trends are happening in your enterprise data center, read on.

The enterprise data center is changing. APC predicts that 90% of all businesses will have outages caused by power limits, power failures or power availability. Imation predicts that 25% of all businesses will experience a data center downtime event serious enough to affect the company’s ability to continue business as usual. Small companies are not immune. Demand is on the rise for data center space, power and cooling.

If your business processes are driving change in your enterprise data center, how are you positioned to deal with these changes? Let’s look at a few options:

-Add on to the existing data center
-Build a new data center
-Use in-house virtualization
-Use cloud computing

Using a flexible data center outsourcing provider can help with all of these options. You can use outsource data center facilities for the space, power and cooling you need from growth. You can move your enterprise data center to an outsource colocation facility to improve uptime and allow for growth. Using the right outsource data center can help you consolidate resources and better manage virtualization and cloud computing services.

But not all outsource data center providers are alike. Look for data center outsourcing providers that offer:
-Data center power redundancy at ALL levels
-Hardened data center facilities built to withstand regional risks
-Carrier neutral data centers offering multiple telecommunications options
-In house expertise on power, cooling, fire systems and security
-Data center pricing model that allows for incremental growth and change
-Data center compliance to meet government regulations

Are you facing barriers, obstacles or challenges when it comes to change in your data center? Affordable colocation can help. If your data center is changing, call the experts in data center facilities delivery and learn how to drive higher data center uptime while driving down ongoing costs.

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.