More facts and figures are emerging to support the shift from owning a data center facility to outsourcing it. According to this report from 451 Research, data center space in the country is growing at an astonishingly high 9 per cent every year, with the 20 top US markets owning a sum total of 22.1 million square feet of operational data center space.

Outsourced data centersThe continued influence of cloud computing in almost all industries reaffirms that owning infrastructure is often a managerial and financial burden. This is especially true on companies whose core competency is not the care and feeding of power,cooling,security and compliance infrastructures.

This trend has paved way for outsourcing on a massive scale. Leading sectors that rely on outsourcing include healthcare, finance, and retail. Businesses that are focused on improving their bottom line and service levels use outsourced data centers (colocation) to maximize their uptime, often at a lower overall cost.

Data center compliance and certification requirements is driving more companies to outsource than ever before. The cost of compliance is so high that many companies turn it over to a data center facilities provider.

Natural factors such as threat of disasters, chances of human errors, and higher security requirements are also paving the way for a shift to outsourcing of data center space. Wholesale colocation facilities have dedicated staff and systems to deliver without compromising on compliance or physical security.

Outsourced data centers are indeed a cost effective and less complex choice than owning a data center for enterprises today. Looking for an experienced wholesale colocation facility and outsource data center provider? Talk to Lifeline Data Centers to learn more about the choices in colocation and what might best fit your data center needs.

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.