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Posted Friday, July 04, 2014 11:30 AM
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Hi Guys,

I am a programmer living in Canda. I want to start my own Data-center as a small business with small investment like 5k - 10k. I want to ask few questions;

1. Can a data center small as like 10 Servers?

2. Is it require a huge investment to start very small data-center?

3. is it a profitable business?

4. Is it easy to manage?

5. What expertise I need to setup and manage if I am doing as one-man show?

6. Is that possible that a off-shore team is managing it, if I will expand it in future?

7. Is that data-center and web-hosting business are smilar? I mean can a data-center use his own servers for his web-hosting company if they have some common characteristics and easily can be managed together?

8. Can I start it for test bases by renting some servers from a company and virtualize it and give for rent per month?

9. What is the future of this business in your opinion?

10. Is that business has any scope in UAE?

Thanks in advance.

KM.
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Posted Tuesday, January 06, 2015 10:34 PM
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kmrpt1 (7/4/2014)
Hi Guys,

I am a programmer living in Canda. I want to start my own Data-center as a small business with small investment like 5k - 10k. I want to ask few questions;

1. Can a data center small as like 10 Servers? Yes.

2. Is it require a huge investment to start very small data-center? Yes, pretty much.

3. is it a profitable business? If done right, highly profitable.

4. Is it easy to manage? Absolutely not.

5. What expertise I need to setup and manage if I am doing as one-man show? The expertise of at least 5 people, different training, education, on the job experience.

6. Is that possible that a off-shore team is managing it, if I will expand it in future? Are you talking about a bricks and mortar data center, or renting a a cage in someone else's data center?

7. Is that data-center and web-hosting business are smilar? I mean can a data-center use his own servers for his web-hosting company if they have some common characteristics and easily can be managed together? Data centers and web hosting are totally different. The vast majority of web hosting companies have a handful of servers in someone else's data center. Many web hosting companies have never even been to or seen the actual servers they use.

8. Can I start it for test bases by renting some servers from a company and virtualize it and give for rent per month? Sure why not? All it will cost is money and time.

9. What is the future of this business in your opinion? The future for data centers is bright. Especially if you are already a multi-million (or billion) dollar company, with a huge customer base to build upon, not to mention having a few operating data centers already.

10. Is that business has any scope in UAE? Huge.

Thanks in advance.

KM.


Hey, sorry for the late reply, just saw your post. I quoted your post and put the answers in bold. I guess the biggest confusing point is are you talking about a real data center, or just renting some servers and being a web host? Also, if the answer is a true data center, then no, $10,000 is no where near enough investment to get even a small data center running and meet any sort of Tier or uptime criteria.

Hope it helps!


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Based upon your type of business, I would recommend you to go through one of the post talking about Co-location for Small Businesses vs Co-location for Large Businesses

For co-location for small businesses, one should check the growth requirements, connectivity options and managed IT service needs in addition to the usual cost, power density, disaster risk profile, etc.


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