Exertis and NGD launch first entry level data centre as a service bundle to channel , NGD

Exertis and NGD launch first entry level data centre as a service bundle to channel

By Steve Davis 04 | May | 2016


Leading brand infrastructure package eases resellers and users into private and hybrid cloud            

London – 4 May 2016: Data centre operator Next Generation Data and its channel distribution partner Exertis UK today announced a data centre as a service (DCaaS) bundling deal designed to enable low risk, high margin business opportunities for resellers with customers taking first steps into cloud, unified communications hosting, disaster recovery management and many more applications.

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, 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.”

Conveniently located to the M4, NGD’s 750,000 sq ft facility was opened six years ago and so far the company has invested over £35M in creating a world-class campus. The Tier 3 facility features 100 percent 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.



About Exertis

Exertis (UK) Ltd is the leading technology distributor of IT, Communications and Home Entertainment products in the UK and a wholly owned subsidiary of parent company DCC PLC, a FTSE 250 company. After 34 years of profitability Exertis continues to outperform the market, quadrupling its business in the last 5 years and achieving revenues approaching £2 billion in FY2014.

Exertis (UK) Ltd represents over 200 manufacturers in the UK alone, spanning more than 25,000 products across mobile, computing and accessories, consumer electronics, entertainment, print, networking, servers and solutions, unified communications, security and AV solutions. Exertis’ market-leading approach, teamed with a state-of-the-art distribution centre, next day delivery and a host of managed services, including end-user fulfilment, assures the highest levels of customer service and satisfaction at all times.

About NGD

Located in the Cardiff Capital Region, NGD is a purpose-built carrier-neutral Tier 3 facility offering 750,000 sq feet (gross internal area) of highly secure and cost-effective space housing up to 19,000 racks. These can be arranged into self-contained and colocation data halls of various sizes all with independent services, resilient power and cooling systems. NGD Europe’s environmentally-friendly high level technology infrastructure has been designed to meet and exceed the ever increasing demand for more computing power. Among its many features are a high capacity 180 MVA power supply direct from the super grid and sourced from 100 per cent renewable energy; and a variety of on-site high-speed, low latency carrier interconnects. For more information please visit www.ngd.co.uk