Consumption-based pricing for the data center
Consumption-based pricing is one of the features that makes cloud computing attractive to government agencies. Using the cloud, they no longer have to provision resources they may not use. Now that same flexibility is coming for data centers with Aligned Data Centers’ announcement that it will offer consumption-based pricing to enterprises, service providers and governments who require greater control of data center cost and faster time-to-market.
Most data centers are built to support static power requirements and fixed densities, forcing customers to commit to long-term contracts, which limit their ability to control the capacity they need to meet their needs. Aligned Data Centers’ consumption-based pricing promises to eliminate the risk in forecasting future IT demand, and provide the flexibility and speed organizations require to adjust data center capacity as their business needs change.
“The current approach to the data center needs to evolve to keep pace with changing IT needs,” said Jakob Carnemark, CEO for Aligned Data Centers. “Today, the cloud makes it possible to access compute and storage on-demand, scale quickly and only pay for what you use. We are delivering the same approach to the data center and are able to help our clients cut their colocation contract commitments.”
Construction is nearing completion on the company’s Plano, Texas, data center. When finished, the 30 megawatt data center will enable Aligned Data Centers’ clients to deploy multiple power densities within the same row and scale from 1-25kW per rack. In addition, this multi-tenant data center will feature the latest in energy efficient infrastructure, which uses 85 percent less water than traditional air-cooled systems and allows the company to guarantee its clients Power Usage Effectiveness of 1.15.
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