CCR allows business tenants of the New York State Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics & Life Sciences (CBLS) building to co-locate their servers in our machine room.  The following costs and policies apply to this arrangement:

Infrastructure (co-location) fee:  CCR charges an annual fee for the infrastructure to run your server (including rack space, cables, Ethernet network switches, electricity and cooling). As of 2019 this fee is $416 per rack "u" - which is the standard slot in a rack. If machines purchased are more than 1 “u”, the infrastructure charge is multiplied.  For example, if the machine you purchase takes up 2 “u” in rack space, the infrastructure charge is $832/year. This charge goes towards cost-sharing of the infrastructure used to house and support your equipment. 

Physical installation of equipment:  CCR will perform all physical installation of hardware in our machine room.  The cost of this service is $65/hour with a minimum of 4 hours.  

Access to your equipment:  Physical access to your equipment is available during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm excluding University at Buffalo holidays.  You must let CCR know which staff members from your company are approved for access and they will be let in by a CCR employee.  After hours access is not available.

Restrictions on type of equipment:  Any equipment to be installed must be approved by CCR staff with respect to physical form factor. We want to ensure that it will fit into our space without modification. Industry standard rack mount sized servers/form factors are required. Desktops or towers are not acceptable form factors.

Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service: Businesses interested in proof-of-concept tests, software development, and other short-term projects may use the CCR cloud platform.  Costs and more information can be found here.   Due to licensing issues, we can only support OpenSource operating systems such as Linux (currently available images include CentOS and Ubuntu).
It is important to note that CCR does NOT guarantee up-time on this service so it is not recommended for mission critical services.

Please contact CCR help for more details or to setup an appointment to discuss