If you don't know this, I would advise against going into the business.
Most datacenters have multiple GBps lines.. they can transfer over 7GB/sec..
Technically [if bandwidth were evenly used all the time] they could push 18,144,000GB/mo.. so it's very easy for them to offer 2,000GB.
Also take overselling into account. Datacenters usually sell exactly as much as they can handle, since they know that no one will use all the bandwidth.. that way they can sell all of it without experiencing any latency.
it depends on who you want to target, what kind of service you want to offer, how much money you have to lose at first, etc, etc. I have heard of people starting with a 10mbit line until they got enough customers to afford an upgrade and then doing so. But, you must take into account all the other things required, like HVAC, Power, backup, racks, security, etc, etc.
56k Lmao.... with limited customers that might work...and you could offer unlimited bandwidth lol.
You should probably start with a cage or rack area at another datacenter first. Trying to start your own datacenter with no cutsomer base and no Idea of what you need is going to be very complicated. And it is usually helpfull to get the understanding of all of this first
I'm not sure... I'm looking all the solutions possible...
I explain you my situation...
I share a big server room with one om my client and have a couple of cabinet free. We have a 10 mbits connection and the server room it's one year old with generator, security access, redondant air conditionner, electricity stabilizator (sory for the right words, i'm french ;-) and everything like that.
I have technician from 8am to midnight, and on call the night and the week-end so... Why not use that to start a small datacenter.
If it's grow up quickly, theirs a lot of free space ready to build on our building on the same floor...
I see what you are getting at. Sounds like a good idea. Personally I would look around at providers and see what they are willing to provide you with. And then compare prices and research the companies. You need to do some research before just jumping write in on this. Your question is a little above WHT in my opinion, or you can try asking one of the pro's on here
Originally posted by rebuke Are you sure a datacentre is what you are trying to start up, or are you just wanting to put a few servers in to somebody else's datacentre, as reading your posts that was the impression I got...
I second his concern. Running a datacenter is pretty complex. Your budget will factor in how much bandwidth you want, how redundant your center is, etc. More specific info will help us recommend better. From the consumer perspective, I don't want utilization to be high~