Lifeline Data Centers and Indiana Fiber Network, LLC Partner to Bring Compliance Audit and Data Center Solutions via Robust Fiber Connectivity to Clients

Lifeline Data Centers and Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN) have entered into a partnership that will bring Lifeline’s compliance audit expertise and data center solutions to IFN’s clients via high–speed fiber transport at Lifeline’s Indianapolis locations and soon–to–open Fort Wayne Data Center.  Kelly Dyer, IFN President and CEO said: “IFN is committed to offering high availability fiber bandwidth transport solutions.  Coupling our solutions with Lifeline’s compliance expertise, high uptime colocation and disaster recovery solutions will help meet our clients’ increasing demand for both fiber transport connectivity and enhanced data center solutions.”

According to IFN Vice President of Sales and Marketing August Zehner, establishing a partnership with Lifeline Data Centers will allow IFN’s current and future clients, access to best–in–class data center infrastructure and compliance audit expertise.  “IFN congratulates Lifeline Data Centers’ staff on their recent certifications; two Certified FISMA Compliance Practitioners, one Certified TIA-942 Design Consultant, one Certified TIA-942 Internal Auditor, and four CompTIA Network+ certified technicians,” said Zehner.

Rich Banta, President and CCO at Lifeline Data Centers, states:  “Lifeline Data Centers is thrilled IFN chose to connect their robust network to our locations.  IFN has chosen us to help them deliver Compliance Audit Expertise to IFN clients via their fiber network.  Lifeline has earned the highest TIA-942 rating possible for a data center: the Rated 4 class.  IFN customers across Indiana now have access to Lifeline’s superlative colocation and disaster recovery services using IFN’s high availability fiber connectivity.”

About Lifeline Data Centers

Since 2001, Lifeline Data Centers has helped organizations improve uptime and control data center facilities operating expense.  Price Waterhouse Cooper’s national data center auditing team has labeled Lifeline one of the best in the Midwest, declaring, “No one in the Midwest can touch Lifeline’s standards of excellence.”  Lifeline designs and operates TIA-942 Rated 4 data centers; offering compliance audit certifications for FISMA, IRS-1075, SSAE-16, NIST 800-53, Sarbanes–Oxley, HIPPA, and PCI.  For more information, please visit Lifeline Data Center’s website at or call (317) 275-0021.

About IFN

Indiana Fiber Network, LLC (IFN) was formed in March of 2002. IFN’s ownership is comprised of twenty local exchange telephone companies throughout the state.  IFN offers data center, Internet backbone and data transport services over state–of–the–art Ethernet, CDWM, DWDM and SONET fiber networks, with service in the state of Indiana and throughout the US via a network of national carrier partners.  For more information, please visit IFN’s website at or call (317) 280-4636.

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