DIY dedicated/colo hosting questions
Hi, my name is Tyler. I'm new here from east coast usa. I have an IT background from college but I will admit I have not been in the business for over 10 years since graduating. I'm in the commercial real estate business I buy/sell/rent property for a living. I've been off and on searching for a forum to guide me - here is my question:
I recently acquired a small building the downstairs of the building I'm going to rent to a small smoothie franchise. The upstairs of the building use to be a data room the previous owner said it was a data storage business. It's currently just empty room with a really expensive fiber connection running to it that I may or may not keep depending upon how this conversation goes. Anyways, Would it be worth it to keep the upstairs and do colocation & even buy some servers and rent them out? I would need someone from here or somewhere to do some remote work (paid of course) on the networking/management side of things. I'll post a speed test picture of the connection later this evening if you want. Before someone asks me, the 2nd floor is 1,025 square feet it's 95% empty with some old server shelves left behind and one Xeon server was left behind that the previous owner says we can keep because the tenant left abruptly without paying several months rent and utilities. If you want I can post pics/ and try to get specs off of it. One other note about the property is it will be extremely difficult to fill the 2nd floor with a tenant due to no elevator in the property and it's in a high traffic retail area thus making it even more difficulty due to parking restrictions.
The connection is -
ISP: Comcast Business Fiber
5 Dedicated IPV4 Ip's we can add more but we have to buy them by the block 5 at a time.
I can run a speedtest and post it at request. I'm unsure if I can upgrade/downgrade it I do know that I have 30 days to decide if I'm keeping it or they will come get the equipment if I do decide to keep it will be a year contract.
This connection is strictly for the 2nd floor the other tenant below is required to obtain internet connection from whoever they would like.
Thanks, I will check this periodically looking forward to getting some solid advice.