Data Center Cost

Data Center Cost are the expenses in running a colocation facility, such as the building, servers, networking equipment, power, cooling, and other infrastructure needs.

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Data center cost depends on three things: the size of the center, location, and the function of the facility.

The average yearly data center cost that is needed to run a large data center is between $10 million to $25 million dollars. A little less than half is spent on hardware, software, disaster recovery, continuous power supplies, and networking. The rest of the data center cost is spent on heating, air conditioning, property and sales tax, and labor costs. Another large data center cost is maintenance of applications and infrastructure.

Although cloud computing services are lower than the traditional data center cost, there are factors that must be taken into account before concluding on which option to take.  For example, only a handful of employees use many of the most crucial applications in a data center. Also, most facilities have a broad range of workloads and operate many different applications.

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