We have just changed our colocation pricing scheme to make it more fair to all of our customers. The bandwidth pricing has not changed, but we have altered the space/power pricing scheme to be more focused on charging for power utilization. This pricing change will not affect existing systems in our facility, but will affect new systems sent to us on our shared colocation plans. We are hoping this change will help move our customers to use more power efficient, and thus more environmentally friendly, equipment by making them take the power usage of their systems into account.
The new pricing is listed as being $35 a month for a 1u server and 0.5A of power, which is a good bit less than what our pricing had been at the base level, $50. This means on any lower power equipment such as switches, firewalls, etc. you'll be looking to pay less. It is then $10 a month per additional 1u of space and then $25 a month per additional 0.5A. That means for a 2u system using 1A of power your base price, before bandwidth, would be $70 a month. This pricing is done per system, not over an array of systems, etc. It should help get reduced pricing for customers using power efficient equipment, while increasing the pricing for those using less efficient equipment. In short, power is our primary cost and restricting factor on these systems, the space itself is cheap.
If you have any questions about the new pricing, please email us at email@example.com