OPEX stands for “Operating Expenses” and refers to all the costs associated with the operation of a business. In a data center, this includes ongoing expenses such as electricity, cooling, administration, E.G.
Electricity and cooling are often the largest expenses in a data center, as servers and other IT equipment generate a lot of heat and require a significant amount of power to function optimally. OPEX also includes security costs, such as monitoring, access control, and fire safety.
What is the difference between OPEX and CAPEX in a Data Center?
OPEX refers to operational expenses, while CAPEX refers to the costs required to establish the data center or any investments made. This includes the purchase of the building, building infrastructure, installing cooling systems, and similar expenses.