Really interesting post on Forbes.com
about how much a server really costs, some excerpts are following:
- Spending $2,500 on a server really means spending between $8,300 and $15,400 in facility capital to provide the necessary space for housing the server and powering it.
- A single rack of blade servers will consume $1 million in facility capital. Pretty staggering! And this is the underlying source of the boom in data-center construction driven by the need to house 5 million additional servers.
Read more here