Best way to get accurate pricing would be going to providers (Level 3 etc) and getting quotes. As for the power generators, racks etc. same deal - get some quotes, so that way you will get some real world pricing.
Not everyone on WHT runs and owns a datacenter, yes some may have some experience in being apart of running one - but prices go up and down all the time.
For $33,000 ... you will be lucky if you can turn a small room into a "data center". Typical build costs are about $1000/sq ft. So you might be able to do a 5x8 room for your budget.
Jay Sudowski // Handy Networks LLC // Co-Founder & CTO AS30475 - Level(3), HE, Telia, XO and Cogent. Noction optimized network. Offering Dedicated Server and Colocation Hosting from our SSAE 16 SOC 2, Type 2 Certified Data Center. Current specials here. Check them out.
- Power generators and electricity costs for 1,000 servers.
Costs we believe, not sure: $5,000 power generator + $2,000 monthly electricity
If your servers each use an average of 1A @ 120V, that's about 120KW to power the servers, then add about the same amount for the cooling. In a 30 day month, that's 172,800 KWh. The per-KWh cost will vary by location, but if you're paying $0.12/KWh, you're spending over $20,000/month on power.
As far as a generator, you'll need one that can handle 300KW to support your 240KW load. You're looking at a good $50,000 on the cheap side, plus don't forget the costs for installation of the generator and fuel tanks, power distribution, and maintenance. If you want the servers to stay up while the generator turns on, you'll also need a UPS system, which is not cheap.
We were doing a research today about starting a data center and we believe we have found the right solution.
- Renting a commercial building which includes all utilities: power and electricity, air conditioning, and Fiber Optic connection.
Most buildings are not designed for the power density that a datacenter requires. Does the building have sufficiently large cooling towers that you can connect your CRAC units to? Your costs to add sufficient cooling capacity could be quite large.
Have you considered renting a suite in an existing datacenter? They can provide you with generator-protected power and chilled water for your own CRACs, or they could install ducts from their own cooling systems. If you don't need a private suite, it's much more common to rent a caged area of certain dimensions (e.g. 20x20 feet) inside of a datacenter.
I'm thinking you're going to need to take everyones advice and maybe up your budget for this, as you will be spending well over what your budget can afford. Also, renting a suite is a good way to start and then eventually move.
I like the idea of renting a suite much more! How much aprox does it cost do rent a suite?
Every data center will be different, you should search for providers in the area where you need the servers. The magic phrase in google would be "cage space colocation" or "private cage colocation". One provider that I am looking at charges $18/sq foot for a minimum of 8' by 8'
That would get you floorspace only. No racks, no power, no bandwidth, nothing but an empty floor surrounded by a chain link fence and a gate.