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October 29, 2012

Lifeline Data Centers Expands Indianapolis Facility in Response to Significant Demand

By Laura Stotler
TMCnet Contributing Editor

With a catastrophic storm threatening the Eastern seaboard, the increasing importance of having disaster recovery plans in place as well as safe data storage is paramount. Lifeline Data Centers is aware of this importance and has announced the second stage of construction on its Eastgate data center on Indianapolis' east side has begun.

The company is expanding its data centers in response to significant demand. LIfeline is adding 40,000 feet of data center facilities to the existing 50,000 feet of data center space at its 41-acre Eastgate campus.

When coupled with the company's Henry Street facility, the expansion brings the company's total data center space to 120,000 square feet, making it the largest colocation provider in Indiana. Operating as a debt-free business, LIfeline has customers in a variety of industries including healthcare, software, utilities, life sciences, cloud computing and government. The Eastgate data center was opened in May of 2009, and the first phase of data center floor space has been filled in just over three years.

Lifeline is also providing secure office space at the Eastgate campus in addition to data center facilities. The company is one of only a few data centers in the U.S. offering secure space within the same campus as high-availability data centers. LIfeline has also leased or committed to 183,000 square feet of secure office space with another 155,000 square feet available.

As a "high-tech landlord," LIfeline is a wholesale and retail colocation provider. The company's data centers are tornado resistant, with reliable power, cooling and telecommunications operations. Customers use Lifeline's data center colocation facilities to house their primary and secondary data centers to avoid the expense and resources required to build their own.

"Lifeline is expanding because of the continued, sustained growth in demand for data center facilities in the Midwest," said Alex Carroll, co-owner of Lifeline Data Centers.

"Demand for colocation (outsourced data center facilities), continues to rise," said Rich Banta, co-owner of Lifeline. "We build highly reliable data centers, and companies are buying nearly as fast as we can build them."

Edited by Jamie Epstein
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