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  Post #1 (permalink)   02-19-2012, 02:49 PM
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Do you think it is possible to build a data center at home one server at a time. How would you start
 
 


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Do you think it is possible to build a data center at home one server at a time. How would you start
It would be amazingly cool to own your own datacenter. Good luck in your endeavor, and sorry that I can't give you advice on how to do it.

Keep in mind, some of these new datacenters that have investor capitol behind them have been failing. Be sure you can get customers before you put a lot of money in.
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You could get one of these.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=Hp3QxlSK9Kc

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There's a few threads here at HD that talked about this. Basically, it's not recommended.
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I took a look at your links and the "Black Box" by SUN is a great idea

Know anyone who's tried it?

The cheapest one I could find is the Dell Pan Datacenter-In-A-Box at $99,000.
http://business.itbusinessnet.com/ar....jsp?id=839954

Here's a good comparison of these as of 2009: http://www.datacentermap.com/blog/da...tainer-55.html
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You need a lot of money if you're planning to put up one. So think a million times first.
 
 
 


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i looked at the SUN 'Black Box' last year and the cost of the Blackbox was OK for what you get, but what put me off was the actual utility costs being in the UK. the cost of the water needed for the cooling per minute was well OTT
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I'm starting with shared until I can afford VP servers then Dedicateds then i have my company where i want it
 
 
 


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I'm starting with shared until I can afford VP servers then Dedicateds then i have my company where i want it
Thats the best way 11yrs ago i started with a reseller and then master reseller to build up a strong clientbase and then moved onto a VPS, now i have 3 managed VPS which are with strong providers with excellent support, so at the moment i am in no hurry to jump to a dedicated server.
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Take things one step at a time, thats the right way. Sooner or later, you will get to where you want to be. About running a server from the home, I dont recommend it. Not to host sites that are not yours
 
 
 


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If it's for your own stuff then give it a try, if you plan on placing customers data within it then don't.
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The data center my spouse wants built would be the ultimate anniversary/birthday/anyday gift but he knows that is not going to happen anytime soon. I can tell you it would never be done out of the house though, the only addons we are doing anytime soon is a pool.
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Ah, ok now were on the same page shockym, hehe. I hear ya, and being here in South Florida, I could use a pool myself!
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As said it could be done for your "Own" sites. And in terms yes it can be done but it won't work.

1. You need a good built server.
2. You need to know how to maintain it, if the HDD fails can you quickly replace it with back ups? Fix CPUs, etc..

3. Are you willing to keep the server on 24/7? This would result in a lot of power being used and a nice electric bill. And of course keeping it cool.

4. How good is your internet connection? Do you have any downtime with your currently provider? Chances are a home line is not perfect for uploading to. You can get about 100MEG now in the UK to download etc.. where upload is still rubbish. A home line is not built for hosting huge traffic income. Do you have a back up line if yours fails?

Data centres are built with back up plans. If power fails they have generators to kick in. They have more then one internet connection and their lines are built for web hosting. They have a crack team of techs to act fast if something happens and have spares and parts lying around. Do you?

Theres a lot to think about in fairness.
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First you're not generally going to be able to get the permits for the electrical, the AC will drive your neighbors batty, most companies will not even consider running anything but a basic residential lines without huge bucks being paid up front.

Datacenters are no joke. I work in a billion dollar datacenter and trust me, a lot of work and effort goes into making these things tick properly.
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