Even though this customer was located in rural New Jersey (and I mean rural), they're experiencing some of the same things our West Coast customers are seeing:
- They have a large dev/test environment with servers that are used for QA, performance testing, build systems, and replicating typical customer environments.
- On average, their systems can be idle 30%-50% during non-business hours, but their utilization is much higher during business hours.
- They have negotiated a pretty good discount with their local utility, but electricity is still $0.12/kWh. In another month, their rate is increasing to $0.14/kWh.
- During the summer, the price will increase due to increased seasonal demand from all those air conditioners.