Lifeline Data Centers Wholesale Colocation, Wholesale Data Center 2016-05-05T13:35:15Z http://www.lifelinedatacenters.com/feed/atom/ WordPress Alex Carroll <![CDATA[High-profile Breaches Shed Further Light on Need for IT Risk Management]]> http://www.lifelinedatacenters.com/?p=9395 2016-05-05T13:35:15Z 2016-05-05T13:30:24Z It was a breach of such magnitude that the media quickly coined one of the most massive leaks in modern history the “Panama Papers.” Never mind that it incriminated leaders from around the world, it also shed light on the urgency of companies, both large and small, to take a hard look at their procedures for keeping so-called confidential information confidential.

More than 11 million documents, referred to as the Panama Papers, date back over a period of several years — all linked to Mossack Fonseca, a law firm in Panama.

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Rich Banta <![CDATA[Demand for Colocation Data Centers Fueled by Move to the Cloud]]> http://www.lifelinedatacenters.com/?p=9438 2016-05-03T12:48:47Z 2016-05-03T13:30:05Z With more companies shifting part of their IT infrastructure to the cloud, the colocation data center is emerging as a viable solution to providing physical distance between cloud providers and company servers. That type of interest is behind projections that the colocation market will surpass the $55 billion mark by 2021, according to Research and Markets.

“You can view colocation as being a mid-point between the traditional model of enterprises running their own data centers and moving fully to the public cloud,” said Synergy Research Group’s Chief Analyst John Dinsdale in

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Rich Banta <![CDATA[Choosing a Colocation Center that Fits your Needs]]> http://www.lifelinedatacenters.com/?p=9436 2016-04-26T10:07:11Z 2016-04-28T13:30:15Z If you’ve decided to migrate your data center infrastructure to the cloud, there’s a good chance you’re also considering a move to a colocation center as part of your solution. If so, make sure you cover all your bases in selecting a provider that meets your requirements and provides you the assurance that they’re running at optimal levels of uptime.

Take a look at some of the most important things you should consider when partnering with a colocation center:

Location

Make sure the building is in a zone that is not prone to

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Alex Carroll <![CDATA[Climate Change Could Rank Among Data Center’s Top Threats]]> http://www.lifelinedatacenters.com/?p=9388 2016-04-26T09:51:49Z 2016-04-26T13:30:03Z While climate change been a hot topic of discussion among politicians and environmentalists, it could be one of the top things IT experts will be talking about in the upcoming years. At least that seems to be the opinion of one of New York’s chief technology officers.

In a CIO article, Cordell Schachter, who works for the New York’s transportation department, pointed out that weather events like Hurricane Sandy are occurring more frequently and, as a result, putting IT operations at risk.

“At one time, you could go through a whole career

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Rich Banta <![CDATA[FBI Warns of Growing Ransomware Threats Against Businesses]]> http://www.lifelinedatacenters.com/?p=9386 2016-04-19T11:04:53Z 2016-04-21T13:30:15Z It appears that businesses have yet another concern when it comes to data center breaches — ransomware. Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Md., recently become one of the latest victims as a result of a malware attack on its parent company MedStar.

The ransomware threat, which demanded about $18,500 in bitcoins to unlock affected systems, impacted data at MedStar hospitals throughout Maryland, including Union Memorial. The attack reflected a pattern that’s indicative of ransomware — the hackers infect the target’s data with malicious software, preventing them from gaining access to the

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Rich Banta <![CDATA[Lifeline Data Centers Announces Progress of New Data Center Facility]]> http://www.lifelinedatacenters.com/?p=9440 2016-04-19T12:07:09Z 2016-04-20T13:30:33Z Lifeline Data Centers is excited to share that we are making serious headway on the construction of our new data center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, which will be opened later this year. This new facility is especially significant, because it will be dubbed our new flagship data center and will also be one of the first – if not the first – EMP-ready commercial data centers in the world.

Lifeline purchased the former Target building on South Anthony Boulevard with the intention of transforming it into this new data center. Demolition

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Alex Carroll <![CDATA[Essential Steps for Migrating to a New Data Center Facility]]> http://www.lifelinedatacenters.com/?p=9397 2016-04-19T10:51:07Z 2016-04-19T13:30:36Z Considering a data center move? If your internal data center is showing signs of aging, your team may be contemplating a number of options — including a move to a colocation center that could minimize the costs of building out new capacities and capabilities.

If a colocation center or managed services solution is among your options, take a look at the steps that are required to keep mistakes minimal when migrating to another location.

According to Tad Davies of the Bick Group, you could be considering migration to an external facility for

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Rich Banta <![CDATA[Data Center Uptime can Become No. 1 Priority with Growth of IoT]]> http://www.lifelinedatacenters.com/?p=9378 2016-04-14T10:32:15Z 2016-04-14T13:03:05Z Just as consumers don’t have a high tolerance for glitches that make the lights go out or other utilities to crash, they will fully expect data center uptime to be around the 100 percent rate with the increasing emergence of connected devices at home and at work.

That’s what a speaker told attendees during the recent Dell World conference in Austin, Texas. “For data centers, the idea that you need to be perfect will not be far from the truth,” said practical futurist Michael Rogers. He went on to say that

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Alex Carroll <![CDATA[Indiana Chamber Legislative Dinner, Sponsored by Lifeline Data Centers]]> http://www.lifelinedatacenters.com/?p=9400 2016-04-13T04:10:05Z 2016-04-13T13:30:41Z As a new member and sponsor of the Indiana Chamber, we were happy to sponsor this year’s Legislative Dinner on February 9, 2016 as the Reception sponsor. The guest speaker for this event was Charlie Cook, who gave a fantastic talk about the current political landscape and how it has changed so much over the past century.

We were lucky enough to meet Charlie and invite our clients, partners, and friends to this event. Take a look at some of the photos from the event below.

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Alex Carroll <![CDATA[Energy-Savings Behind Recent Initiatives with Federal Data Centers]]> http://www.lifelinedatacenters.com/?p=9357 2016-04-12T10:37:13Z 2016-04-12T13:30:52Z With the federal government getting more aggressive about tackling its own data centers that aren’t energy efficient, more companies may soon follow its lead in determining if it’s time to shift to more energy-efficient models. In a move to drive down spending and waste, the Office of Management and Budget announced that it is streamlining its federal data center operations under its new Data Center Policy. Under the plan, experts say, about 52 percent of all federal data centers will close by 2018.

As part of the initiative, federal agencies are

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