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What is your cost of downtime? If it is high, you may be able to control those costs by employing outsource data center facilities.
Data center facilities downtime events (power, cooling, physical security, and fire suppression) are some of the most common sources of critical downtime in your business. Would a change in your data center facilities improve your data center uptime?
If downtime is expensive to your business, do you require high, Rated-4 data center uptime levels of 99.995%? Reminder: 99.995% uptime is 36 minutes of downtime per year or less. Very few companies can build affordable data center space at this level of uptime.
Sound CIO strategy must include uptime objectives. For high uptime requirements in large enteprise data centers, most CIOs look to manage:
- Uptime service levels
- Ongoing power costs
- Incremental growth and change
The best outsource data center facilities can offer high levels of uptime, contractually based service levels, incremental bill as-used power costs, and flexible private space. Some even offer multiple carriers in a carrier neutral environment, with no monthly cross-connect fees. Outsource data center costs at the midwest colocation provider Lifeline Data Centers is often less expensive than in-house data center build outs, with a higher levels of data center uptime.