Randy Roush, Chief Marketing Officer at 2020 Live Oak Street Mission Critical Facility (www.2020liveoakstreet.com), says:

In the data center and colocation industry, wholesale pricing is rare if non-existent. That is, until 2020 Live Oak Street Mission Critical Facility (2020MCF) took the time to listen to customers and study the trends in the market.

The Offer? Utilizing the revolutionary bidding process on eBay, with a starting bid price of $19.95 per 1U rack unit per month (power and sufficient bandwidth included), 2020MCF is serious about addressing the change needed in the marketplace. Volume and pre-pay discounts are also available, and a minimum purchase of 5 units is required. “It’s absolutely critical in this economy and business climate to offer more affordable solutions for a broader audience of businesses. Developing and delivering a wholesale model reinforces our resolve to assist start-ups to large enterprises with an opportunity to minimize costs while offering superior features and customer care. When you own the building, you aren’t held to a fixed margin, thus allowing us to pass on savings to our client base”, said a spokesman for 2020MCF.

So why does that benefit their customers? If you are a reseller, you now have room to up sell and increase your margins. If you are a business entity, it allows you to better control your IT budget, and perhaps re-direct funds to additional priorities. And on a more personal level, if you’re the IT decision-maker, you have an opportunity to become a “budget hero” within your enterprise, by stretching your dollars even further. So what’s the catch? There is no catch, because 2020MCF owns the building and is not constrained by leasing and power obstacles faced by other companies. It’s a win-win.

Today, while many data center operations and hosting companies advertise their services across the US, few have the ability to offer wholesale pricing. It seems the immediate response to this approach is paying dividends. Many companies have begun to inquire about the availability of rack units and rack space at the 2020 MCF facility.

With over 130,000 square feet in the heart of the Dallas Central Business District, 2020 Live Oak Street’s state of the art Mission Critical Facility occupies a city block. Convenient to major offices, restaurants and retail facilities, it has partnered with the adjacent Sheraton Dallas Hotel to assist with any business continuity plan. With on-site personnel, access to the premises is monitored 24/7/365 through extensive security including biometrics, cameras, and controlled floor access. 24/7/365 cooling meets the needs of 2020MCF’s customers. High Grade Electrical power is delivered up to 13.5 megawatts, with the capability of 1.5 megawatts per 10,000 sq. ft. floor.