26 January 2018
| Natalie Bannerman
Switch Datacenters, the provider of tailor built data centres, has announces the launch of its wholesale data centre-as-a-service programme.
The new programme will enable the
rapid acceleration of data centre deployment on a global scale
by an allowing organisations to license patented data centre
technologies from Switch Datacenters and get an
integrated, full-service data center infrastructure
package with highly energy-efficient cooling, modular power
infrastructure and racks included.
"Our data centre-as-a-service programme provides hyper-scale
data centre providers, enterprises, cloud services providers
and real estate owners alike the opportunity to deploy new data
centres within short-term notice," said Gregor Snip, CEO and
founder of Switch Datacenters.
The programme is aimed at wide range of customers, which
includes: cloud services providers (CSPs), managed services
providers (MSPs), data centre owners/operators, hyper-scale
data centre providers and property owners. According to
Switch Datacenters interest has already been shown from
potential licencing partners in the US, France, Dubai, Sweden,
The data centres being delivered through the programme are
being built in the Netherlands and then shipped globally to its
location. Its build-to-suit data centre design has already been
adopted and deployed for IBM in the Netherlands. Overall the
data center-as-a-service programme is an end-to-end
solution including the racks and deployment of security
The data centre-as-a-service programme offers four options
Through customer data centre ownership,
where a customer receives full ownership of the data centre
build. License fees are paid for design, patents for cooling
technology and rapid power deployment, as well as
Then there’s hybrid data centre
delivery. This option gives shared ownership and
shared responsibilities of the data centre build. There are no
high upfront costs from the customer because Switch
Datacenters is participating financially. The customer
retains control, while able to use Switch Datacenters
patented data centre technologies.
Next there’s the full service lease
data centre option. It works on a monthly fee package
that provides end-to-end data centre deployment and operational
services, with customer care delivered by Switch
Datacenters. Again there’s no upfront costs
meaning customers can immediately take advantage of the
professional data centre infrastructure being implemented.
And lastly there’s cooling and/or
power-as-a-service option. For this customers only pay
for the cooling and power technologies being deployed. Switch
Datacenters say this is ideal option for existing data
centre builds and for companies intending to go green.
"By joining our programme, organizations are able to get
their new data centres, even large-scale ones, up and running
within about 3-months’ time - which is quite fast
actually. Besides that, our technologies guarantee high levels
of operating efficiencies with significantly reduced operating
costs," added Snip.