How hard would it be to setup a small datacenter?
Not like, super professional with cooling and DDoS protection, and all that fancy stuff. Why I ask is because I came up with a idea for when I'm older (around 19 or 20), or maybe sooner, who knows, to open up a datacenter here in Indianapolis as the only DCs here I can think of charge quite a bit for colo (~$300-400 a month). I know you have to get a space, bandwidth and all the necessary routing and networking equipment, but is there anything else that would deter a young adult from opening one? My entrepreneurship class got me thinking of that, as our teacher was talking to me about how it'd be a good idea since I said servers in Indy are quite expensive and overpriced, and if I could find out some way to offer them for less, he think it'd be successful.
EXAMPLE: nFrame (http://nframe.com), which is down the street from me (not literally but like 1 and a half miles away), quoted $75 a month for a 1mbps unmetered VPS as they "didn't do metered". Same with colo, overpriced ($300 a month).
Please do not post "oh but shane you're only 17 you cannot open a datacenter". I know that, which is why I said around a few years from now.
Shane Elmore | Programmer In Progress