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Redbus in co-lo price hike

'Unprecedented rise in energy costs' blamed

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Redbus is to increase prices for all its colocation services, the data centre outfit told its punters last week.

Telecity-Redbus country manager Adriaan Oosthoek told customers that following a "comprehensive pricing review of our products and services" the firm is to increase prices for all its colocation services.

The price rise is the first Redbus Interhouse has implemented since opening its first London facility in 1999.

Oosthoek blamed the "unprecedented increase in the cost of energy, which has tripled in the last three years" for a significant part of Redbus' price rise, along with the increased costs of running data centres.

"These increases together with the rising cost of rents and other costs related to our business are all contributing factors," he said. "This has left us with no choice but to put our prices up, to ensure not only the viability of the business, but to maintain and upgrade the infrastructure of our facilities and eventually expand our capacity in line with our customers' demands.

"We acknowledge that price increases will impact upon your business. However, this decision has not been taken lightly, it is a decision that has been taken over many months of analysis and one that we have delayed passing to you, for as long as possible," he wrote.

One hacked off customer who contacted The Register said his bill had gone up a whopping 70 per cent.

No one from Redbus was available for comment at the time of writing. ®

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