Relocating to a new data center for better service and stability
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Client ObjectivesCD Baby is an online distributor of independent music who provides access for musicians to 150+ streaming and download services around the world. Secure, stable and cost-effective digital storage with lightning quick connectivity to the Internet are critical to its business model.
CD Baby’s existing data center had several challenges to address: safety of location, stability of power and temperature control. The facility was operated by a telecom carrier which provided no diversity of choice for Internet service and slow customer response times.
Cresa helped CD Baby find a modern data center while clarifying needs for power, cabinets and connectivity. It vetted each facility for its infrastructure, compliance policies and service level agreements. Cresa helped CD Baby find a modern data center while clarifying needs for power, cabinets and connectivity. It vetted each facility for its infrastructure, compliance policies and service level agreements, ultimately choosing Flexential as its new provider.
- Cost Savings: Existing charges were reduced by $480,000 over a 10-year period
- Cost Savings: The chosen data center was $468,000 less expensive than the 2nd choice, with 50% less upfront charges
- Flexibility: CD Baby was allowed an extra cabinet inside the cage at no monthly charge, allowing for built-in expansion
- Future-proof: The chosen data center offers private cloud services and Internet “on-ramps” to hyperscale cloud providers. In addition, CD Baby has the option to disconnect power and substitute private cloud services in its place.
We are seeing tremendous improvements in service. We feel very positive and are super happy to be in our new home. Thank you for all of your help end-to-end. We could not have done this to nearly the degree of success that we’ve had without your help. So, thank you, thank you, thank you for everything that you’ve done.Tom Beohm | Vice President of IT