NEC targets small companies in data centre push

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NEC targets small companies in data centre push

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NEC has opened its 500 square metres of rack space in the Polaris data centre up to smaller customers that may be struggling to get space in other facilities.

The company announced today that it would allow customers to co-locate their equipment at Polaris.

"We've opened it up to anybody that wants to come in and couldn't get in before because of limitations [from the facility owners]," said Loren Wiener, product manager of data centres and hosted solutions at NEC Australia.

"Because of the space shortage, a lot of operators are telling customers they need to buy a minimum half-dozen racks or their managed services to get in.

"We've tried to put in place everything potential customers might want - including a place that's resilient for their equipment and fast internet - without forcing them to bite off more than they need."

Wiener said the smallest space available was a single rack. He expected channel partners could buy a rack and subdivide it for customers that wanted even smaller configurations.

He also expected customers would use the Polaris offering as a disaster recovery site.

NEC was also "evaluating" the market to fit out a new data centre space in Victoria adjacent to its current space, which Wiener said was full.

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