Repurposing existing structures for computing facilities is a viable data center solution. Following on the heels of a project to turn a former Sun Times printing site into a Chicago data center. Lifeline Data Centers recently announced plans to establish an Indiana data center in a building previously occupied by Target.
Plans for the future Fort Wayne data center include the completion of the first phase of construction in 2015, as well as the employment of about 10 new staff members.
Lifeline will reportedly spend approximately $15 million on the Indiana data center operation. The facility is being constructed in accordance with Tier 4 certification guidelines, although Lifeline Data Center co-founders Richard Banta and Alex Carroll noted that the company’s “specifications far exceed the already high standards of a Tier 4 center.” Once completed, the facility will offer a 99.995 percent uptime guarantee and will include fully redundant and fault-tolerant uplinks, storage components, cooling system, and servers.
The Fort Wayne data center will also include specifications to ensure its compliance and audit readiness with a range of industry guidelines, including CCHIT, SSAE 16, HIPAA, FIMSA and PCIDSS, among others.