So lately, I've been investing a lot into server infrastructure, both in the cloud and physical, but for the most part, they are still in remote locations.
So far, I'm renting 15, 2x6 core (24 threads) Xeon dedicated servers with 8GB ram for a mix between $59 and $79 a month each.
I also have paid for two, one year, contracts for two 16 thread Cloud servers. But as of now, those servers are non-functional for my purposes.
I've bought 3, 2x6 core (24 threads) HP Proliant bl460c blade servers with 48GB ram, for ~$500 each (with extra parts as needed) which are being delivered to my home, and I plan to set them up there as well, using some hacks to avoid having to buy an enclosure for the blade servers to be in. I think they are called c7000 and c3000 enclosures, more expensive than my servers to say the least.
I've also extended my GPU infrastructure (after losing 2 video cards due to faulty hardware) with 4 new r9 270x video cards, which I'll be installing next week. I'll be working out how to implement a riser infrastructure with my cases in my closet.
I've been thinking about renting space in a datacenter, as I'd like to buy more physical (and local) servers to get away from having to rent remote servers (monthly paymets for multiple contracts, etc.). As well as taking them out of my closet, as city power isn't that... great around here (need moar amps).
I just want to ask if anyone knows about the process to rent a portion of a datacenter from somewhere. Because I'm not familiar with it, and I'll probably have to be doing something like that soon.