Data centre outsourcing in Europe is booming, with market revenues forecast to more than double from 2010's €3.3bn to €7.2bn in 2015. The London telecoms pricing research firm Tariff Consultancy looked at prices for a standard 19-inch rack, small cage space and a 50 KVA suite of space in 19 European countries and found a …
"The most expensive data centre floor space is to found in Denmark, Switzerland and Ireland, with monthly rates per rack from €1,050 to €1,300."
For what, though? A 2kW footprint in London in the right sites will set you back £1000-£1500 a month these days. Nothing is about 'racks' anymore, it's all about the kW and the kW/m2.
Datacenters in the UK are going to be getting very expensive with the new Carbon Trading schemes coming in to force...
there's always Iceland
Their about-to-be-delivered service of humongous storage centres with cheap cooling costs and a highly-tech-literate population (think lots of savvy engineers) is totally well-placed to answer this.
Power, power, power
>>Nothing is about 'racks' anymore, it's all about the kW and the kW/m2.
Quite. Have your OpenOffice Calc sheet ready, as well as your SNMP-able power supply rail and roll those numbers. I'm just migrating stuff to a rack in a well-secured datacenter (which has sculptures in the lobby and two meaty dudes behind 1-inch plate glass). We start off with a full rack at 900 EUR/month for 2kW, and pricing is just stepped in kVA and J/month burned. Network? Don't care...
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