[Beowulf] electricity prices

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Thu Sep 27 01:20:03 PDT 2012

Not sure about there, yet price of colocation and hosting servers in  
Europe has nothing to do with energy price.

It doesn't even have a remote relation.

Be happy if you pay 200-300 euro a month in Netherlands for it, which  
can be done for 100 euro a month a server in Germany,
which happens for 50-60 dollar a month in USA.

Netherlands is the European internet hub.

Price just has to do with how much competition you got and how quick  
companies run away if you charge too much.

On Sep 27, 2012, at 5:24 AM, Greg Lindahl wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 04:44:29PM -0400, Robert G. Brown wrote:
>> To be honest, given the high costs of nearly everything in CA I'm  
>> amazed
>> that anyone ever locates anything there.  Land prices are high.   
>> Housing
>> costs are astronomical.  Electricity is 2-3 times more expensive  
>> than it
>> is in most of the US.
> People locate things here because of the people.
> I'll also repeat: last time I priced it (1 year ago), colo space in
> the middle of Santa Clara county, including power, was 25% cheaper
> than the equivalent in Vegas, where land and power are cheap. There's
> economy of scale at work.
> Now, mind you, of course that's a Santa Clara colo located where the
> cheap power company is, which isn't the one that's 2-3x more expensive
> than most places.
> -- greg
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