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Hosted Storage

iSCSI solutions for cost-effective storage.


Our iSCSI hosted storage solutions are the cost-effective answer to large storage requirements. Expand your server's capacity with on-demand network-attached storage solutions. Scale from 500GB to 7500GB and beyond and ensure your costs are kept tightly in line with your requirements.


  • HP MSA 2012i SAN controller and drive array (shared)
  • Gigabit Ethernet connection within your private VLAN
  • Space starting from 500GB in 500GB increments1
  • RAID 5 configuration for data-protection, with an additional hot spare always online
  • Fully monitored by Sargasso's 24/7 NOC

Why hosted storage?

Our latest-generation iSCSI SAN allows you to manage your data growth more cost effectively. Easily scale to growing storage requirements across one or more servers via a centralized shared storage solution that eliminates your up-front costs. iSCSI also leverages your existing built-in Gigabit Ethernet port so requires no further hardware investment on your part.

Our hosted storage also allows you to buy storage as required to match demand. Adding iSCSI drives is a virtual procedure and they can be added to your account at any time.

Your data security is assured as our storage solutions are partitioned into private areas per client. Access to your data occurs solely over your private VLAN, eliminating privacy concerns.

What is iSCSI?

iSCSI is the industry-standard protocol for network-attached storage. An evolution of the time-tested SCSI system, instead of being connected by a physical wire, it is accessed over TCP/IP using your Gigabit Ethernet port.

iSCSI drives appear as regular block devices to your server, so they appear as a new drive letter on Windows, or as a mount point on Linux. If ordered with a dedicated server, we will pre-configure the server for you so the drive is immediately ready for use.

Suggested applications

  • On-line storage of large amounts of data such as images and video files
  • Storage consolidation and improved space utilisation
  • RAID-protected data storage
  • On-site or off-site backup
  • Disaster recovery
  • Data with increasing growth rates
  • On-line data archival


Space1 Setup fee Monthly fee Transfer
500 GB £100 £200 Unlimited
1000 GB £100 £250 Unlimited
2000 GB £100 £395 Unlimited
4000 GB £100 £640 Unlimited
5000 GB+ POA POA Unlimited


1 In common with storage industry standards, 1 GB is 1,000,000,000 bytes



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