Service provider Source has added to its datacentre might after signing a 15-year deal with datacentre provider Ark.
Through the partnership, Source will offer services, from the brand new Ark at Cody Park in Farnborough, ranging from a single rack to private data aisles, to cater for all-sized customer requirements. The partnership means power requirements from 5kW to 200kW and high-speed internet services via Level 3 and point-to-point connectivity.
The two firms claim the deal allows them to work more closely together and use this agility to offer more options to a customer within the wholesale/retail niche, and provide a fit-for-purpose solution for customers.
Source works closely with distributor Arrow ECS as its co-location vendor to offer the product to the IT reseller space.
Fenton Bard, director of Source, said: “We are incredibly excited about our partnership with Ark – they are willing to act as a true partner, which is one of the many reasons we chose them above their competitors.“
"Ark datacentres are air-cooled datacentres with a guaranteed PUE of less than 1.25. In addition to this, they build from the ground up, meaning they are better than an existing facility into which a datacentre is often shoehorned. This makes their facilities highly attractive for our customers."
Roy Gibbens, sales director at Ark, added: “This is a true ‘work-with’ agreement. Teaming with Source means we are working with the fastest-growing, most active and respected company in this space.
“It plugs the no-man’s land in the market, meaning we can reach out to a greater number of customers, offering the benefits of wholesale solutions to customers on a smaller scale. These are not necessarily all SMBs – they can be blue-chip companies with smaller data needs or project requirements.
“This increases Ark’s agility even further while these types of partnerships are integral to our growth plans.”
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