Lifeline Data Centers Wholesale Colocation, Wholesale Data Center 2015-05-07T03:49:05Z http://www.lifelinedatacenters.com/feed/atom/ WordPress Alex Carroll <![CDATA[Infographic: The 22 Data Center Compliance Acronyms You Need to Know]]> http://www.lifelinedatacenters.com/?p=8213 2015-05-07T03:49:05Z 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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Alex Carroll <![CDATA[Indiana Data Center Expert to Address Resolving Risky Data Center Issues Through RCM at Data Center World Conference]]> http://www.lifelinedatacenters.com/?p=8162 2015-04-20T01:20:54Z 2015-04-20T13:30:56Z The Indianapolis co-owner of the largest ultra-high-availability data center in the Midwest will address risk assessment and risk management as applied to designing, building, and managing a data center during the global Data Center World Conference, here.

Rich Banta, co-owner of Lifeline Data Centers (www.lifelinedatacenters.com), will present observations and experiences on:

The history of reliability centered maintenance
RCM as a tool for managing risk in the data center
How RCM can manage supplier quality
How to convey RCM value to your client’s enterprise risk managers and CFOs.

Banta and Alex Carroll, his fellow co-owner, converted an

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Alex Carroll <![CDATA[How Lifeline Data Centers Can Help Everyone on Your Team]]> http://www.lifelinedatacenters.com/?p=8143 2015-04-13T15:58:12Z 2015-04-16T13:30:03Z Making the decision to keep your in-house data center or make the switch to outsourcing your facility will be one of the greatest challenges you will face as a business. Keeping your in-house data center can get rather expensive and time-consuming, but if you outsource, there is a possibility that you will give up control of everything you have worked hard to create.

While having an in-house data centers can and will work for some companies, we find that most businesses can save an abundance of time, money and resources by having

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Rich Banta <![CDATA[3 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Outdated Data Center]]> http://www.lifelinedatacenters.com/?p=8153 2015-04-13T15:59:43Z 2015-04-14T13:30:09Z When managing an outdated data center, there are improvements that may be out of the budget for your company. Keeping up with technology, equipment and servers are some of the most expensive updates you can make within your own facility. Other expenses, such as remodeling the actual building and keeping up-to-date with security, can add to the already tight budget. Justifying these improvements may be an issue for upper management, so here are three ways, according to Robert McFarlane from Shen Milsom & Wilke LLC, to extend the life of your data

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Rich Banta <![CDATA[3 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Outdated Data Center]]> http://www.lifelinedatacenters.com/?p=8146 2015-04-07T03:55:26Z 2015-04-09T13:30:39Z When managing an outdated data center, there are improvements that may be out of the budget for your company. Keeping up with technology, equipment and servers alone are some of the most expensive updates you can make within your own facility. Other expenses such as remodeling the actual building and keeping up-to-date with security efforts will add to the already enormous expense. Justifying these improvements may be an issue for upper management, so here are three ways, identified by Robert McFarlane from Shen Milsom & Wilke LLC, you can extend the life of

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Rich Banta <![CDATA[Through the Eyes of a NOC Technician: Air Handler System]]> http://www.lifelinedatacenters.com/?p=8148 2015-04-07T03:45:26Z 2015-04-07T13:30:48Z Data center cooling is one of the major challenges faced by data center managers because high temperatures and excess heat can severely effect its lifespan and performance. As organizations keep adding blade servers to equip their performance, data centers are demanding more electricity and producing high heat. Sometimes the heat exceedes 30kW – 50 kW/server rack. Increased cooling and electricity demands are adding up to cooling costs and hampering productivity of data centers, and organizations are seriously investing in cooling and heat management solutions for efficient heat and equipment management.

As

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