A home data center is primarily created by IT enthusiasts and researchers that like a local data center environment within their home.
Typically, a home data center is housed within a room of the home. It can have anywhere from a couple of servers to hundreds in a rack mount or blade server configuration. A home data center is not as powerful as typical data centers, but it is capable enough to execute small-to-medium scale data center services.
Besides hobbyists, home data centers are also deployed by small businesses which use the facility to provide web hosting, applications and/or other services to their users/clients remotely.