What are companies asking for when it comes to wholesale colocation facilities?

What are companies asking for when it comes to wholesale colocation facilities?

99.995% uptime or better - That's 27 minutes of downtime per year or less. Rated-4 data centers are certified to meet this level of data center uptime. Regardless of certification, uptime is the single most important reason that companies use outsource data centers. That means N+N data center redudancy, including redundant power feeds, generators and UPS systems. It also includes redundant data center cooling, and multiple telecom paths.

SAS 70 data center - Companies expect that their wholesale data center provider maintain a SAS 70 Type II data center certification. This colocation compliance certifies that the data center provider has written a list of controls for the business, the provider adheres to the controls, and that the provider has been audited by an third party.

Hardened data center - especially with Midwest colocation and Midwest data centers, F5 tornado resistant data center buildings are a must. Tornado is the highest risk in much of the Midwest.

Data center pricing model - Companies seem increasingly aggravated at the complexities of the pricing model for colocation facilities. Companies want affordable colocation facilities with room for growth in both floor space and power.

Data center power costs - What is the cost of power? Does the provider charge pay based on usage or on circuit size? How does the provider charge for air conditioning power?

Carrier diversity - What carriers do you have? Lifeline Data centers is a carrier neutral data center with no cross connect fees. More carriers are generally better. No cross-connect fees is always better.

There are dozens of other questions that we hear. Most companies are concerned with the highest level of uptime and carrier access at the lowest cost. Affordable colocation with no cross connect fees are available at Lifeline Data Centers, 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