Budget European Colo Anyone?
Anyone interested in low cost EU colocation?
Looking at expanding our operations in Lithuania, we may have a significant excess in capacity.
I'm considering a different approach to colo services and I'm putting this out there to bounce some ideas.
Traditionally, with colocation, prices are based on a per U or per Rack basis. So I'm thinking of trying something different and essentially offering the physical space for free, and instead charging for only the resources used, such as electricity, bandwidth and remote hands.
I'm considering a pricing structure similar to the following:
Physical Space: Free (within reason)
Power: EUR 0.15 /KwH (approx 24 EUR/m per 1amp)
Bandwidth: From EUR 0.50 /Mbit
Remote Hands: EUR 40 /hr
IPv4 and IPv6 BGP sessions available.
DDoS Protection available.
Setup Fee Applicable. Rates depend on your specific setup.
This is not an offer, just a general idea of what may be available in the not too distant future.
Regarding the 'Free' space (within reason), this does not mean you can use our DC for unlimited free storage. The space we would provide would be expected for actual and active use. So there would be a limit to how much inactive equipment we would store for free. Some inactive equipment would of course be acceptable as 'stock' for future deployment.
There would otherwise be no real limitation on the size or quantity of equipment sent. Tower cases, Book PCs, 4U, 2U, 8U, whatever. The only thing size may affect is the initial setup cost. Otherwise, on a monthly basis, there would be no difference.
What do you all think of such a pricing model?