Brisbane-based hosting and co-location provider, Sanity Technology, has signed BlueFibre as the first reseller for its Fortitude Valley datacentre.
The facility was built 12 months ago but despite planning to deploy 60 cabinets from the start, only six cabinets were in place. Expansion plans are now underway to upscale the datacentre. Sanity approached BlueFibre, a co-location client, for a reseller agreement after identifying a need for a partner to sell additional capacity.
BlueFibre will offer co-location space and Internet services to the SME market. Meanwhile Sanity will continue to focus on government and corporate customers that demand exceptionally high availability offerings.
“BlueFibre is pushing into the Brisbane market at the moment and is a co-location client of ours,” Sanity director, Andrew McLeod, said. “The company targets a different market to Sanity. We engaged them to help target the SME market.”
The contract is not exclusive at this stage and will only be given once BlueFibre fulfils various targets, including selling sufficient co-location space.
“If it doesn’t succeed in selling any space, no exclusivity would be given,” McLeod said. “The ultimate goal is for BlueFibre to be successful in selling the space and we will hand over our co-location clients to it.”
Sanity was established in 1998 and incorporated as Sanity Technology in 2003.