How much does a small data center cost? The short answer to your question is that it costs about $1000 a square foot to build your own data center. That’s not taking into account that it can often cost in excess of $10,000 per mile that it takes to have fiber installed to reach your location.
How much does a datacenter cost? The average yearly cost to operate a large data center ranges from $10 million to $25 million. A little less than half is spent on hardware, software, disaster recovery, continuous power supplies and networking. Another large portion goes toward ongoing maintenance of applications and infrastructure.
How big is a small data center? Ranging in size from a single 19-inch rack to a 40-foot shipping container, micro data centers are small enough to be deployed in locations where a traditional data center would be impractical. This allows organizations to solve the low-latency data processing and storage challenge in a cost-effective way.
Do data centers make money? How do data centers make money? Data center operators make money by leasing or licensing power and space. Who are the big players? “Total revenue in the global colocation market in the first quarter was $9.5 billion, with revenue from large cloud providers growing 22% from the year- earlier period.”