Kara Manon Indiana Data Centers

February 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

There has been a lot of talk about Indiana lately. For example, Indianapolis just hosted its first Super Bowl, which is absolutely fantastic for a native Hoosier like myself (especially considering the Patriots lost).  There was so much praise for our capital city that there might even be hope that we could host another Super Bowl in the future. The massively popular 800-foot zipline in Super Bowl Village is leaving other host cities wondering if they should follow suit. On another sports related note, the Pacers are doing surprisingly well this year. Let’s not forget that Bloomington, Indiana was named one of the 10 Best Cities for Data Centers. How great is that? Considering Data Cave is the closest Tier IV data center to Bloomington, that’s pretty exciting.

On top of everything else, the weather had been unseasonably warm. All-in-all, not a bad time to be living in Indiana.

So, why should you choose a data center in Columbus, Indiana?

First, the Midwest is a logical location for a data center. Land, power, and other associated costs of building or leasing a data center are lower than places like California, New York, New Jersey, etc.  When leasing space from a Midwest data center like Data Cave, those savings get passed along to the customer. The Midwest is free of things like Hurricanes, Tsunamis and major earthquakes which is always a plus. Of course, we do have to worry about tornadoes which is why Data Cave was built to withstand 200+ mph winds (EF5 rating). I’m not kidding, if there’s a tornado coming, you can find me and my husband camped out at Data Cave. Typically, it isn’t the wind you have to worry about, it’s what the wind is carrying that can cause damage. Debris would have to go through 2 concrete walls (12″ and 8″ blocks) reinforced with one-inch rebar in order to get through to customer equipment. I’d also like to point out that there are also no windows around our customer suites. Seems logical, right? No one could bust a window to get in and debris can’t fly through easily. Okay, back to the tornado discussion. On this list of the 25 deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history, only one of them went through Indiana and that was in 1925. So, I would say that the chances of a EF4 or EF5 tornado in Indiana are slim. Actually, EF4 rated tornadoes and above account for 1% of all tornadoes and I’ve even seen that percentage as low as .1%.

I’ve shown some benefits of being in the Midwest but what about Columbus, Indiana? Columbus sits outside of Metropolitan areas. This means there is more “buffer acreage”, less people, no shared building space (i.e. strip mall) and it doesn’t affect your connectivity. All of this equates to higher security for your equipment. Data Cave sits on 21 acres on a private drive and gated entrance. You won’t find anyone randomly walking around our building at night or any other time for that matter. However, Data Cave is still within driving distance of Indianapolis, Louisville and Cincinnati. We have clients based in Bloomington, Indianapolis, Louisville, and more. One of our clients is even based in Seattle, Washington and another has locations all over the U.S. that need to be connected.

I’ve been working for Data Cave since September and I can tell you that it doesn’t take long to become impressed with the place. It’s a safe place for your equipment and we know what we’re doing. It also doesn’t take weeks to get things done around here. We have technicians, engineers, programmers who are so knowledgeable that it blows my mind. But seriously, don’t just listen to me, you should see it for yourself.

Call us at 866-514-2283 or fill out our little form and request more info.


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