Should In-house Data Centers Be Promoted?

Data centers are here to stay. But the real question is, should you make space for one in your workplace? With technologies such as cloud computing coupled with remote access control allowing you to move your business virtually around the globe, there is decreasing need for a physical office infrastructure, let alone a data center facility.

The obvious choice for IT managers is to outsource their data center operations to dedicated data center service providers. Not convinced? The following 3 facts about in-house data centers will definitely make you think about outsourcing them.

More monitoring is needed in most in-house data centers

In-house data centersRecent studies show that nearly 60 percent of surveyed enterprises feel the need for stricter and more consistent data center monitoring tools and strategies. Monitoring software is not the only thing; you need to invest in monitoring infrastructure as well.

The Transition to Cloud

As pointed out by Gartner, within four years nearly 43 % of CIOs are expected to move their businesses to the cloud. The need for office space is diminishing which indirectly calls for  elimination of the presence of in-house data centers.

Wasting Power Dollars

According to Google, a typical company that manages its own server and data center infrastructure uses only around 10 to 20 cycles from the total computing cycles available for them. The rest is used as backup, during emergencies.

The Alternative to In-house Data Centers

If you are unsure of what exactly outsourcing can do for your data operations, then contact Lifeline Data Center today. Our experts will guide you through our simple service plans that ensure your businesses continuity and in the process help you streamline your businesses bottom line. Visit our website today.

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