SearchCIO: Data center colocation: Lock in prices now, experts advise

The recession has been good for data center colocation providers. The perfect storm, if you will. A scarcity of capital, the rise in high-power-density computing and a need for high-quality redundant data centers have boosted demand for colocation space, according to data center experts.

“We have not seen a slowdown in interest and growth in colocation. If anything, the recession is driving CIOs to look more closely at colocation,” said Ted Ritter, senior research analyst at Mokena, Ill.-based The Nemertes Research Group Inc.

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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.