Exertis and NGD launch first data centre service bundle for UK resellers

Next Generation Data and Exertis have announced a data centre as a service (DCaaS) bundling deal designed to enable low risk, high margin business opportunities for UK resellers.

The DCaaS bundle is aimed at resellers with customers taking their first steps into cloud, UC and disaster recovery management.

Exertis will be the first in the UK to offer resellers leading brand rack server hardware including Dell, Lenovo and Fujitsu bundled with NGD’s Data Cube ready-to-run DCaaS hosting platform.

This comprises a quarter rack configuration, connectivity, power supply, cooling infrastructure, and a wide range of high speed network connectivity options. Half rack and full racks are also available.

This is run through Exertis’ own billing system, which allows resellers to bill end users with their own logo and headers without needing to invest in a platform of their own.

“For under £15 per day our data centre infrastructure package allows resellers easy access to high margin annuity revenues plus additional product and accessories sales opportunities, all with the peace of mind that comes with having NGD’s secure, resilient data centre facilities and engineering support services behind them,” said Gareth Bray, head of commercial enterprise at Exertis.

Ben Senouillet, NGD’s client account manager, commented: “Exertis channel partners can use NGD’s data centre to develop their own-label private and hybrid cloud services, offering all the benefits of the Cloud to their customers while keeping keep control of the infrastructure.

“They can do this safe in the knowledge that it is hosted in one of the best data centres in the world, and thanks to NGD’s low cost base, look forward to attractive margins and developing excellent annuity business revenues.”

NGD’s 750,000 sq ft facility was opened six years ago and so far the company has invested over £30 million in creating the ‘world-class campus’. The Tier 3 facility features 100 per cent Green and carbon tax exempt power supply, multiple low latency carrier and ISP connectivity options, and extensive meeting and conference facilities. Some of its major international customers include BT, CGI, IBM and Wipro.

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