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Help me build a data center!

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Raised by 2 people in 23 months

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One night, I had a dream that I had captured a great big ball of light on my computers, and I saw the blueprint for an artificial brain, capable of invention. When I awoke, my plan to build a data center here in the mountains of Vermont began to take shape.

I have been running a web development company in Vermont for ten years now, and I have found that there is a demand for certain services that I cannot provide directly to my clients. I simply do not have the necessary infrastructure. As a result, the money they pay for these services is going to larger companies out of state. Building a data center would allow us to offer hosting and other computer services, which would generate additional local income and create more jobs for Vermonters. Furthermore, I have seen the limitations of working with other data centers, as well as the useful services and programs that they are lacking.

My goals in creating this data center are to...

-Provide my clients with greater opportunities for growth by offering hosting and storage with fewer limitations
-Generate more income for a small business that cares about our community and our clients’ success
-Maintain an extremely secure location for data storage
-Develop innovative practices and technologies
-Keep more money in Vermont
-Create jobs for Vermonters

Projected Costs

The cost of the first servers will be around $10,000, and we expect to pay approximately $5,000 to contractors to help set up those initial computers. We will also need about $5,000 for the software licenses that will be needed to run those computers. The remaining funds will cover the cost of the rent and utilities on the data center space until the center generates enough income to cover this recurring expense. My company, Vermont Internet Design, can also contribute to the cost of the space if need be. If there is any additional money left over, it will be used at the discretion of the board of directors to make this project a success.

How can you help?

Any donation you can give would be a tremendous help in getting this project off the ground. Please let us know if you are interested in partnering with us in this endeavor.

We are also looking for interns to help with fundraising efforts. Though we do not have the capacity for paid employees at this time, interns will be part of something new and exciting, gain valuable experience to put on their CVs, and have a significantly increased chance of becoming a paid subcontractor when the data center begins turning a profit.

Everyone who donates will be invited to test out our services when they go live. We rely on your support to make this dream a reality! Click here to subscribe to our email list.

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It's been a while since I have done an update here but a lot has happened. I have got the first servers here!!! yea now we can offer hosting services to our clients starting immediately.
Right now I am bringing this page back to life to raise some more money and find some more customers. Right now I would like to raise as much money as possible to pay for software and a backup power source and secure the 2 acre property that is currently hosting the data center.
I actually live in the office but if I can pick this project off the ground I can use the location strictly for the data center. So I will repeat servers are online and we currently have email, hosting, and web monitoring services available.
I have a great location in the mountains of Vermont with a line in and we have great satellite reception here as well so we hope to add in satellite connectivity eventually. Depends on if we can get backers or not. I know we can if you hit the button and tell people to buy. Sponsor this project and be a part of the team.
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Hi, we have got our first serves set up off line thanks to your offline donations now lets make some online donations
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Well we might as well post an update. Unfortunetly, I made this page a while ago and have not been able to do any serious fundraising to help support my data center project.
However, that maybe ok because it has given me time to visit other plans that eventually led me back to the plans that I already had. The plans that I already have here are simple plans.
This is a good plan for me to take what I have and provide a tangible service to society. Than scale it so that I can provide one for everyone. I was raised a Vermont so I believe that anything I make I have to be able to provide one for everyone.
I think with our data center and the evolution of the world into virtual reality . As well as the passage of time has led me back to this page. If you read through the updates on this page I had wrote a few pages several months ago. Sometimes, its good to find letters I've wrote in the past.
What do you think, lets get some computers up here and start making some money. There are so many different ways that we can use raw computing power to make money in todays day and age. Everyone always needs some more bandwidth. They always need more places to back up their computer data and services.
We might as well get on the front lines of creating our virtual real estate. We can sell many different servers and produce value in many different ways. So many that there are just too many ideas to write them all out.
However, chances are that if you made it to this page read the post. Than subsequently decided that today is a good day to just fund this campaign, because a voice in side your head calculated that this is worth a serious shot.
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One of the things that we would like to do with our data center is to create an artificial intelligence. We want to take everything that we have learned about human consciousness and represent it with a computer system. We want to be on the front lines in creating something that is able to think for us.
I've seen alot of the attempts to create an artificial brain we think that there are some great examples out there that have caused us to think about the problem. I have a basic outline of our system. I have created a diagram that outlines all of the components of our computer system without giving out the details of the algorithms and services running at each computer. So in each system a circle represents a computer. A circle within a circle represents a virtual system within a system.
We hope to start building out our system but will continue working on the code and structure even without the computers. As I can keep going with the visual
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