Cost Calculator for hosting platforms
I'm thinking about creating a cost calculator for hosting platforms, and adding it here as a tutorial. Is there something similar already out there?
I want to compare costs:
1) running costs for different locations - particularly US v UK v EU
2) running costs for different DCs (within one location/country)
3) running costs per server
compare new high spec server Vs cheap 2nd hand server (like ebay)
- new servers use less power, but are expensive to buy
- SAS v SATA v SSD
good idea? bad idea? waste of time?
I'm thinking that a LEB provider needs to get all these answers correct, otherwise they wont make a profit.