Outsource computer room facilities – avoiding vendor lock-in

Many businesses, small and large, are using outsource computer room facilities to improve their data center uptime and reduce data center capital costs. But at what price? The traditional outsource data center facility is a minefield of vendor lock-in problems. You can get in, but it is difficult to end contracts and leave.

How does this happen? Many outsource data centers sell private label bandwidth and point-to-point circuits. If these contracts are purchased over time, there is no single contract termination date and it becomes costly to move and maintain these redundant contracts.

How can you avoid it? Choose a carrier neutral data center with no cross-connect fees, so you can purchase circuits directly from the carriers and avoid any monthly add-on fees.

Your outsource computer room provider should earn your business. If they're not giving you the features that you need, i.e. 99.995% uptime, hardened data center facilities, data center certifications and affordable colocation, you have alternatives. If you're looking for a great solution, give Lifeline Data Centers a call at 317.423.2591.

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