365 Pitches Small Server Cabinets to SMBs With Modest Colo Needs
365 Data Centers’ Buffalo, New York, facility on a map. (Source: 365 Data Centers website)

365 Pitches Small Server Cabinets to SMBs With Modest Colo Needs

Proposes bundling compact cabinet with cloud storage for affordable hybrid solution

365 Data Centers has made “Compact Cabinets” available across its footprint of 17 U.S. data centers. They are about one-third of the size of standard server cabinets.

365 is pitching the offering to small-to-medium-sized businesses (known as SMBs), systems integrators and small managed service providers (known as MSPs). It’s a colocation offering for those not yet in need of regular-size server cabinets.

Following a recent announcement of a cloud storage offering, this is another step in the company's journey to a more diverse portfolio of services. Together, a compact cabinet and cloud storage can make for an attractive hybrid set-up a smaller business can afford.

365 Data Centers acquired much of its footprint from Equinix’s divestiture of several facilities owned by Switch & Data, a provider it acquired in 2009. It is targeting the SMB market’s colocation needs in several second-tier and emerging markets.

In another signal to SMBs, 365 also eschews traditional annual colocation contracts in favor of month-to-month agreements.

The starting compact server cabinet comes with:

  • Locking cabinet (14 RU x 24" x 36")
  • 1Mbps of Internet service with burstable pricing options
  • One cross connect
  • Primary AC power with 120 volts x 15 amps
  • 100 percent service availability SLA.

"SMBs, integrators and MSPs need both dedicated colocation and cloud services," said Keao Caindec, chief marketing officer, 365 Data Centers. "Our Compact Cabinets are a cost-effective alternative for businesses that are not ready to put their mission-critical applications in the public cloud. They need a hybrid environment."

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