Cloudscene: Bevan Slattery launches data centre directory

New service allows potential co-location customers to scope out facilities

Bevan Slattery, founder of Megaport and NextDC, has launched an online directory service that offers details of colocation data centres, cloud service providers and interconnected fabrics.

Cloudscene includes details of more than 4760 data centres and 4200 service providers. The data centres in the directory are spread across 110 countries.

Individual entries offer details on data centre facilities, including floorspace, power, internal temperature and security features.

“It’s been evident for some time that the traditionally long and difficult buying process for data centre and enterprise cloud services was not going to change,” Slattery said in a statement.

“It was out of frustration that the concept of Cloudscene was born. Having invested significantly on these services myself, it became obvious that there was an information gap that needed to be filled.”

“Prospective tenants or home buyers haven’t needed to visit individual websites of real estate agents to get listing information for over a decade. So, why is the tech industry stuck in the past when it comes to enterprise IT services?” Slattery said.

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