Raspberry Pi Hosting Scene
Curious at this point, maybe this goes in another category, not sure. Raspberry Pi hosting, I've seen it pop up, but is it truly a thing yet? As a DC, considering offering, but curious if there is a true demand yet for it, or if it's just hype. Personally, I've always felt myself, why, just buy a VPS. But I mean if people want it haha.
As a provider I've only truly found one rack mount (correct me if there are others I'm missing), the BitScope BR40, racks up 40 Pi's, power, controllable, etc. Problem is, I hate the form factor! From the perspective of wasted space, it uses 7U's of vertical space, but only 12" deep into rack!! That's 16" of wasted space behind it in the rack! Unless mounted on shelf flat. I guess you could always mount both sides of rack front and back, that's doable, then only 4" of wasted space between. But we're also talking at 40 per mount, that's a 48 port switch each, so 2 more U's gone. So total of 9U's for 80 Pi's mounted.
Just curious the demand in the market for this, if it's worth my time or not. That being said, getting my hands on 80 Pi's right now, in this market, next to impossible with the price point, so probably moot right now haha.