Why are companies moving primary data centers to wholesale colocation facilities like Lifeline Data Centers? The nine reasons outlined in the paragraphs above were:

• Reaching limits on power, cooling, or floor space
• Improving primary data center uptime (reliability)
• Meeting data center compliance or data center certification requirements
• Consolidating data centers
• Moving out of an existing building; moving a data center
• Reducing power costs
• Swapping primary data center and disaster recovery center sites
• Centralizing the hub of a wide area network

Selecting the right wholesale data center is one of the most critical strategic IT decisions a company will make. A sensible CIO strategy would include these data center requirements:

• Industry veteran data center leadership, directly involved in day-to-day operations
• True N+N data center redundancy with 99.995% uptime
• Data center certifications – SAS 70 data center, TIA 942 compliant data center, and industry-specific compliance
• Highly-customized data center consulting and managed services
• Simple data center pricing model
• Low data center power costs, billed on usage
• Private cages for security, high density and long-term growth
• Access to multiple telecommunications providers
• Carrier neutral data center with no cross connect fees

The primary data center is the heartbeat of a company. The wrong decision on data center providers can cost a company dearly for the life of a contract. Choose a wholesale hardened data center facility that works to support the company’s specific data center requirements. Consider affordable colocation options. Consider Midwest colocation provider Lifeline Data Centers.

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.