Server rental vs buying and paying collocation Show more
I just spent some time looking at server buying+collocation vs rental for a server with an 8c/16t CPU, 128 RAM and 2x1TB NVMe.
Rental: €120/monthBuy: ~€3000 + €50/month collocation.
Cost after 5 year:Rental: €7200Buy+Collocation: €6000If asking for credit to pay the server over 5 years: €7500
So, only profitable with cash at hand or if you use the server for more than 5 years (obviously doable but hard to make 5 year decisions in tech).
@hugo my #homelab feels seen and I don't like it.
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