Indianapolis' Emergency Operations Center Anchors Former Dead Mall Turned Data Center
Lifeline Data Centers owns and operates a secure outsourced data center complex on the grounds of a former shopping mall built in 1958. Over 450,000 sq ft are converted into secure office and related facilities. Co-owner Rich Banta said, "The Emergency Operations Center lease marks the beginning of the second phase in Lifeline's long-term strategy; retooling the remainder of the mall into a data center campus that includes large scale office space."
The Indianapolis DPS selected Lifeline's Eastgate complex for:
- Close proximity to three interstate highways, ample parking
- Secure office space with high-uptime data center facilities and multiple telecom providers on a single campus
- Lifeline's reputation and experience in building and maintaining mission critical data centers
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) protects the 850,000 citizens of Indianapolis. The DPS Regional Operations Center is part of an $18 million City of Indianapolis project to consolidate control and response into a single command center. This approach has been successful in Los Angeles, Chicago, Memphis, and other cities. With the US Department of Homeland Security regional office also housed in the same space, the operations center will extend reach to protect most of central Indiana.
Lifeline Data Centers is a "high tech landlord" that provides wholesale colocation (outsourced data center buildings) to companies that require highly reliable computer rooms. Lifeline's clients include Fortune 1000 companies, health care networks, software companies, universities, city, and state governments.