What is the Business Impact of Outsourcing Data Center Facilities?

What is the business impact of outsourcing your data center facilities?


Higher uptime - Outsource colocation (another name for outsource data center) providers offer highly reliable facilities with 99.995% uptime, which translates to 28 minutes of downtime per year or less. Outsource data centers help you solve the power, cooling, fire suppression and security problems separately from Information Technology specific problems.

Lower costs – Outsource data center pricing models that allow you to pay-as-you-grow let you manage costs and forecast growth. Incremental pricing models help IT organizations and cloud service providers to build effective ad meaningful cost models for budgeting and charge back.

Better compliance – Companies leverage outsource data center certifications to avoid the costs of certifying internal data center facilities. Are your clients asking for SAS 70 data centers, Rated-4 data centers, HIPAA, FISMA, and PCI compliance? Are you willing to bear the resource and financial burdens of maintaining compliance and related data center certifications?


Managing off-site data center facilities can be complex, whether the data center is for primary production systems or secondary, backup systems.

Moving data center facilities is a complex process. Some companies cannot stand any sort of outage or downtime for their computer systems. Moving to an outsource data center is a complex project.

Choosing the wrong outsource data center provider can be an expensive proposition. What are the key components? 99.995% uptime, a flexible data center pricing model, no cross-connect fees, SAS 70 data center compliance are good places to start.

Do the benefits of using outsource computer room facilities outweigh the risks your organization? Call the data center strategy experts to learn more.

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.
Alex Carroll