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  1. #1
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    Datacenter Build Costs/Monthly costs tally

    What I'm trying to compile is a price list of required services and construction costs for a datacenter... I'm not planning on building one, but it would certainly be a nice little reference sheet/deterrent for most of the hosts who have their eyes set on building their own datacenter, but who lack the financial research skills to realize the cost of such a project. So, if you'd like to contribute, just add your two cents (What you, as a customer, would most likely want in the facility), or the potential cost of some of the components of services of a datacenter.

    I'll start off with fiber connectivity from most of the major providers (average price per month):
    T3 (45Mbps) - $2,600
    OC-3 (155Mbps) - $10,000
    OC-12 (622Mbps) - $20,000
    OC-48 (2.5Gbps) - $80,000
    GigE (1Gbps) - $35,000

    You might as well double or triple these prices (You'll definitely need more than one fiber line with one provider), because without network redundancy, when you experience a fiber cut, you're screwed, to say the least.

    Anyone want to chime in on build/maintainance costs or equipment costs?

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    Your pricing is a little low.. you forgot the local loop unless you are building your data center right in the local telco.
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    Actually, there's so much involved... Depending on several factors as security, redundancy, UPS and generator backup, decent routing in layers, raised flooring, fire extinguisher etc etc, the initial cost will AT LEAST be a couple of millions of USD. But then again, that will only cover the very basics; if you wish to deliver quality and reliability, you're looking at a much higher bill...

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    Your BW Cost are closer to $10,00 to $20,000 for the GigE

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    Re: Datacenter Build Costs/Monthly costs tally

    Originally posted by flashwiregsn
    What I'm trying to compile is a price list of required services and construction costs for a datacenter... I'm not planning on building one, but it would certainly be a nice little reference sheet/deterrent for most of the hosts who have their eyes set on building their own datacenter, but who lack the financial research skills to realize the cost of such a project. So, if you'd like to contribute, just add your two cents (What you, as a customer, would most likely want in the facility), or the potential cost of some of the components of services of a datacenter.

    I'll start off with fiber connectivity from most of the major providers (average price per month):
    T3 (45Mbps) - $2,600
    OC-3 (155Mbps) - $10,000
    OC-12 (622Mbps) - $20,000
    OC-48 (2.5Gbps) - $80,000
    GigE (1Gbps) - $35,000

    You might as well double or triple these prices (You'll definitely need more than one fiber line with one provider), because without network redundancy, when you experience a fiber cut, you're screwed, to say the least.

    Anyone want to chime in on build/maintainance costs or equipment costs?
    All you need to do is have dark fiber installed from your DC to a carrier neutral DC and then use that to backhaul which ever providers you want. And that pricing for transit is way off/high especially for the OC's.
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