For early adoptors of the USDC (before 1st August 2013) we are offering the first years usage at just the cost of electricity used by your equipment. For the second year pay just your electrictiy bill and get your base/cooling costs at half price. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
To assist in understanding our pricing we have some examples of typical costs for putting your equipment into the USDC
To assist in understanding our pricing we have some examples of typical costs for renting a virtual machine.
To assist in understanding our pricing we have some examples of typical costs for making use of a virtual data centre.
Both the co-location services offered by the USDC and the Private Cloud are classified as Small Research Facilities (SRFs). Please email email@example.com for details at the bid preparation stage.
Comparing shared infrastructure to other provisioning models can be extremely difficult. Shared Infrastructure cuts across multiple budgets. It changes expenditure patterns not just in the IT budget but in facilities/estates, staff training and capital projects. Given the cross-budget nature of shared infrastructure, a pair of TCO calulators have been prepared to help start the comparision process. There are entries that won't apply to particular circumstances and there are site-specific local costs which do not have an entry, but these calulators are designed to start the process and not to be the final word on total cost of ownership.