Why are companies moving primary data centers to wholesale colocation facilities? Part 1

Why are companies moving primary data centers to wholesale colocation facilities like Lifeline Data Centers? Here are eight of the most common reasons for moving enterprise data centers to an outsource data center space:

  • 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

In Part 2 of this series, we'll address the power, cooling, and floor space limits that companies experience as they grow and change the primary data center.

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