365 Data Centers, a colocation provider with 17 data centers across the U.S., has announced the availability of its new 365 Cloud Storage service, a local enterprise cloud Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) in 17 U.S. markets. 365 Cloud Storage delivers enterprise-grade security and controls, self-service provisioning, high security and pay-for-use pricing.
Combining dedicated colocation services with the benefits of the cloud, Cloud Storage would reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) for managing and maintaining storage infrastructure. 365 Data Centers’ new solution supports both Storage Area Networks (SAN) for block-based storage and Network Attached Storage (NAS) for file sharing and can be accessed securely via a data-center cross connect within 365’s facilities or via Carrier Ethernet or metro fiber.
Key features of 365 Cloud Storage include:
- Web-based self-service provisioning, controls and monitoring
- Selection of dedicated SATA, SAS and SSD drives
- Support for both SAN block storage and NAS file storage (NFS/SMB)
- 10Gbps and 1Gbps private network access via cross connect or metro fiber
- Redundancy support for customized RAID configurations
- Encryption of data at rest and in flight
- Built-in data protection through snapshots, cloning and remote mirroring
- Scalability to hundreds of terabytes per storage volume
- Integration with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure environments
- Pay-for-use pricing as low as 5 cents per GB per month.
Combining colocation and cloud services to deliver a local cloud would reduce the latency, or round trip delay, by reducing the distance between a customer’s application and storage.
“365 Cloud Storage is a critical piece of our strategy to transition from being a pure colocation provider to a hybrid cloud and data center services provider,” said John Scanlon, CEO, 365 Data Centers. “With our new local cloud services, we are able to help businesses scale more cost effectively and never run out of storage.”
Earlier this month, 365 Data Centers raised $16 million in Series B funding from existing investors Crosslink Capital and Housatonic Partners and secured a $55 million credit facility from Fortress Credit Corp., an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group.