What is rack space colocation? Colocation (sometimes known as “colo”) is the practice of renting space for your servers and other computing hardware at a third-party provider’s data center facility.
What is rack space in a data center? Rack space refers to the space occupied by servers that are physically mounted inside a server-shelving unit and secured safely within a secure data center facility. These server racks are designed to house several servers in a secure environment and can run from floor to ceiling.
How much is rack space at data center? Generally, rack space works out to be about $1000 to $1500 per month per rack. Now, it can be cheaper or more expensive based on power density.
How many racks are in a data center? Data centers with more than 20,000 square feet of compute space are considered in the large data centers segment. These data centers usually hold more than 800 racks. Large data centers and hyperscale facilities need to balance workloads between multiple servers. They further need to ensure maximum cooling efficiency.