Lifeline Data Centers Wholesale Colocation, Wholesale Data Center 2015-05-27T13:30:22Z http://www.lifelinedatacenters.com/feed/atom/ WordPress Alex Carroll <![CDATA[Recycling on a Large Scale: Repurposing Shopping Malls into Data Centers]]> http://www.lifelinedatacenters.com/?p=8243 2015-05-26T19:22:55Z 2015-05-27T13:30:22Z Like many shopping malls in the United States, Eastgate Consumer Mall in Indianapolis gradually lost tenants until it could no longer stay afloat. For years, the mall stood empty, its peeling paint and crumbling, weed-riddled parking lot becoming quite the eyesore. But in this dilapidated property, Alex Carroll saw a golden opportunity.

In 2008, Carroll and Rich Banta, co-owners of Lifeline Data Centers, began the first phase of turning Eastgate Mall into a state-of-the art data center and office space. What’s more, their long-term plans to convert the old parking lot

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Alex Carroll <![CDATA[Lifeline Feature: Data Storage Solutions for Hospitals]]> http://www.lifelinedatacenters.com/?p=8241 2015-05-19T00:08:20Z 2015-05-19T13:30:45Z Hospitals are handling more data every day, and some are struggling with how to manage data warehousing functions in a way that doesn’t put additional strain on their budgets.

Onsite data centers may become inadequate or impractical, as the volume of stored information grows. In that case, hospitals should find a data warehousing solution that serves their needs and keeps patient data safe.

Health records and the cloud

Proponents of cloud data storage say it’s safer than physical data centers, but that may be a faulty conclusion. With only 1 percent of data

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Rich Banta <![CDATA[Is Your Data Safe?]]> http://www.lifelinedatacenters.com/?p=8198 2015-05-11T16:19:08Z 2015-05-14T13:30:54Z When trying to decide whether to move a data center offsite, some CIOs may wonder whether the safety of their corporate data can be guaranteed. If you decide to build and manage your own remote data center, physically protecting your facility from harm can significantly add to the expense of your building. But if you choose to lease space in a data colocation center, protective measures are included in your overall rate.

Read on to find out some of the reasons why colocation is a safe and reliable option for your

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Rich Banta <![CDATA[How to Protect Your Data from Disaster With a Great Disaster Recovery Plan]]> http://www.lifelinedatacenters.com/?p=8184 2015-05-07T03:49:36Z 2015-05-12T13:30:29Z A fire, storm or flood can immobilize a business, especially when servers and other IT equipment are vulnerable to damage. The best way to protect your data and essential equipment is to perform a disaster recovery risk assessment, which can guide you in determining the types of disasters that could hit your business, the solutions that may be required, and the overall expenses you’ll need to recover. As part of your disaster recovery (DR) plan, it’s also important to consider backup contingencies, commonly called redundancies, for your essential IT infrastructure.

Following

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Alex Carroll <![CDATA[Data Centers Offer Scalability and Simplicity]]> http://www.lifelinedatacenters.com/?p=8200 2015-05-11T16:15:38Z 2015-05-12T13:30:03Z Fluctuations in revenue – whether seasonal, or part of the natural life cycle of your business – can have a big impact on your data management. Online retailers, for example, experience a surge in network traffic during peak shopping seasons. And even if you aren’t prone to fluctuating data demands, you can simplify operations when you rent space in a scalable off-site data center.

Varying demands

Minimizing downtime is important for any industry, and when you use an offsite data center, you don’t have to worry about increased traffic bogging down your

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Alex Carroll <![CDATA[Infographic: The 22 Data Center Compliance Acronyms You Need to Know]]> http://www.lifelinedatacenters.com/?p=8213 2015-05-07T20:11:18Z 2015-05-07T02:46:21Z In today’s world, data center compliance is no joke, and firewalls aren’t enough to keep your data safe. Whether you’re outsourcing or housing your data center internally, understanding all facets of the data center can be helpful in crafting effective strategies for your data’s safety. A variety of government regulations have been put into place to protect consumer data, and it’s necessary for your data center professionals to be knowledgeable on all that apply. But data center compliance is as complex as it is important. There are a variety of

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Rich Banta <![CDATA[Data Storage: Which Solution is Best for Your Business?]]> http://www.lifelinedatacenters.com/?p=8182 2015-05-04T19:50:57Z 2015-05-05T13:30:24Z With the amount of data that your business is constantly generating, you may reach a point when you don’t have the space to keep your server on-site. Don’t risk jeopardizing one of the most essential assets of your operations. Choose a data storage plan that meets your growing needs.

You have several options to consider, including moving data storage to the cloud, building your own offsite data center or using a colocation data center. Here are some of the pros and cons for each of those storage options.

1. Moving to the

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Rich Banta <![CDATA[Assessing the Cost of IT Downtime]]> http://www.lifelinedatacenters.com/?p=8174 2015-04-27T21:29:25Z 2015-04-30T13:30:49Z When your organization experiences an IT outage, the setbacks are immediately obvious. Missed deadlines, idled employees, and customer dissatisfaction may come to mind. However, you may not have a good sense of the financial consequences of that type of disruption without a deep analysis of your company’s operations.

Depending upon the size of your company, you could be losing as much as $5,600 per minute as a result of network downtime — the average cited in a 2014 report by Gartner analyst Andrew Lerner. If your company falls into that category,

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Rich Banta <![CDATA[Have You Reviewed Your Disaster Recovery Plan Lately?]]> http://www.lifelinedatacenters.com/?p=8170 2015-04-27T21:15:06Z 2015-04-28T13:30:39Z In recent years, California has experienced its share of earthquakes and wildfires. The east coast was dumped with feet of snow and bone-chilling temps, brought on by the polar vortex. And record-setting rains left parts of the southwest trapped in dangerous flash floods. The lessons learned from these natural disasters were obvious for many businesses: No matter where your operations are located, you need an effective disaster recovery plan (DRP) to protect your business from potential downtime caused by IT outages and disruptions.

When outlining recovery strategies, it’s also important to

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Kate Golding <![CDATA[Why the Cost of IT Team Training is Worth It]]> http://www.lifelinedatacenters.com/?p=8120 2015-04-20T16:36:30Z 2015-04-22T13:30:48Z Whether you’re outsourcing or have an internal data center, having efficient and innovative IT team members is the key to a smooth running operation. It may seem difficult to take control of data center components such as servers and software, but it may actually be more difficult to retain a productive team full of high-performing IT employees. A team that is well-trained and has the drive to continually grow in their career will reduce the turnover rate in your company, but it also requires resources on your part. That means

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