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    How much would it costs roughly to build a data center?

    How much would it cost roughly to build a data center? I am curious because in the future I may build one

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    Depends how big you want it, and your power per sq foot really..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spudstr View Post
    Depends how big you want it, and your power per sq foot really..
    I am not looking to build a very big one. one that fits a couple rooms and 500-1000 servers.

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    Ballpark figure is $1000 per square foot, but can be many times that.

    That number would include physical construction costs, refrigeration equipment, racks, maybe network infrastructure but no servers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fava View Post
    Ballpark figure is $1000 per square foot, but can be many times that.

    That number would include physical construction costs, refrigeration equipment, racks, maybe network infrastructure but no servers.
    1000$ per square foot. Interesting. So roughly 10,000 square foot will cost 1million dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paidhosts View Post
    1000$ per square foot. Interesting. So roughly 10,000 square foot will cost 1million dollars.
    No. 1,000 sq ft would cost $1 million.

    10,000 sq ft would cost $10 million.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paidhosts View Post
    1000$ per square foot. Interesting. So roughly 10,000 square foot will cost 1million dollars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paidhosts View Post
    1000$ per square foot. Interesting. So roughly 10,000 square foot will cost 1million dollars.
    You wish

    Thats just an estimate. Can go up easily depending on what you want how you plan to build it. Location is also an important factor.

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    Yeah, for a smaller facility like that you're not going to be getting the best efficiencies of scale. It'll likely be $800+ per sq. ft., unless you cut some corners or aren't starting from scratch.
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    well yeah if u think u wanna have something like u see in pictures keepa budget of atleast a mil and half
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    This question is like someone asking how much it costs to build a house. You can't answer it if you don't know all the details.

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    The great problem for me is not 1 million $ to build the datacenter itself but the recurring lease for power + connection + staff.

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    I bid $100 per sq ft. Oh wait, isn't this an auction?
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    If you have to ask you don't want to get involved!
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    Not only do you have to figure physical costs but personnel costs as well. Unless you are willing to live there 24/7, you will need employees. If you are starting from scratch with 0 clients, expect to be in the red for years to come. I would suggest getting a rack or cage before you start your own facility. At least you will have some experience in dealing with equipment, troubleshooting, etc that you can't learn from shared hosting, dedicated servers or VPS's.

    Training is also very important. Do you understand network layers, protocols, etc? Are you good at diagnosing problems at the hardware and software levels of a server? Unless you have these *very basic* skills, you will need to hire an outsider which can get costly if you can't find someone to do everything. A decent data center will run you $2mil just for the infrastructure.

    Good luck in whatever you choose!
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