The colocation buyer has a new name and it starts with a “C” — whether it’s the CIO, COO, CFO or, increasingly, the chief digital officer (CDO), the players have changed and so has the game. More than ever, colocation providers must prove their offerings deliver current and imminent business value. IronGate Data Centers understands this new way of working with customers and has evolved by customizing colocation spaces to hit a new sweet spot.
IronGate operates two multi-tenant, colocation data centers in Minneapolis, Minnesota — Twin Cities East Data Center, an 85,000 sq. ft. concrete bunker, and Twin Cities West, a 30,000 sq. ft. facility. Spaces range from 1,200 to 12,000 sq. ft. and each suite is built to meet a tenant’s current requirements, exact specifications and future expansion needs.
The demand for a just-in-time delivery approach that is flexible enough for the CIO and COO and cost effective enough for the CFO is met via customized colocation spaces utilizing Schneider Electric solutions. Four key factors ensure each space maintains 100% uptime while standing the test of time.
- Control: Each suite is self-sufficient as tenants control their own individual rack size, density, capacity, power and cooling.
- Separation: Separation of electrical and mechanical systems removes potential overlap of charges to customers and eliminates the chance that one tenant’s problem becomes another’s.
- Security: Dedicated suites deliver secure access, so businesses in highly regulated industries don’t have to worry about unauthorized entry or unwelcome eyes on their setups.
- Vision: IronGate owns the facilities in which its colocation spaces are housed and develops extended relationships with its customers to create long-term growth plans.
Working through the entire project lifecycle to satisfy each organization’s unique specifications, IronGate’s solutions guarantee uptime and its customizable colocation approach preserves capital by only building what’s needed on day one, while assuring future capacity for expansion.
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