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The deal means that 2e2 can sell to its own customers but it will also be aiming at opening up the service to others with pricing based at per terabyte per month.
“Potentially you are looking at the mid-market and upwards [as customer targets],” said Graham Tweddle, vice president of sales at Kognitio.
He said that DaaS appealed not just to those that were looking to ease IT management headaches but also those looking to reduce footprint and gain the benefits of monthly billing.
He said that it not only provided the option to simply host data and allow users to use it as an archive and retrieval service in real-time but also the chance to add the applications that provided business intelligence.
“We have the server infrastructure in place and can offer economies of scale,” said Andy Brown, solutions sales manager at 2e2.
He added that it was already offering complementary services and this extended its cloud portfolio.