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."