How much does data center space cost? The price of a ¼ rack of space in most data centers can range from $300 to $500 a month, with space in more centrally located data centers typically costing substantially more.
How much does a new data center cost? The average enterprise data center costs between $10 million and $12 million per megawatt to build, with costs typically front-loaded onto the first few megawatts of deployment. What’s more, the typical edge data center costs between $8 million and $9 million.
How much do data centers sell for? The average-powered base building (defined here as foundation, four walls and roof along with a transformer and common areas for security, loading dock, restrooms, corridors, etc…) of a data center facility typically ranges from $125 per square foot to upwards of $200 per square foot.
Can you own a data center? You can buy an empty building, but in most cases, you get the equipment, too. There are several reasons why, the most common being companies want to get out of owning a data center. It’s an expensive capex and opex investment, and if the cloud is a good alternative, then that’s where they go.