Is there a data center in space? Existing applications. It may be small, but the first edge computing data center is now operational in outer space. One of the jobs it’s doing is DNA analysis. Previously, astronauts would have their DNA tested once a month, and the data sent down to Earth for processing.
How much space is needed for a data center? Cage space is sold by the square foot, with 80 – 100 square feet typically being the minimum. In addition to the space, the provider would provision multiple power circuits, network drop(s), and may supply racks or cabinets within the cage for your equipment (sometimes you have the option of providing these yourself).
How much does space in a data center 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.
What is the average size of a data center? Here’s what we found in this latest study: 48% reported that their current data centers are between 5,000 and 50,000 sq. ft. About 50% said their data centers will be between 5,000 and 50,000 sq.