Building a data center is a major decision for most organizations, and the financial impact of the project is often at the board level. A significant portion of the capital expense will be determined early in the data center construction project. Here, we give CIOs a sense of the costs to plan for。
Estimating Requirements and Costs of Data Center Build Projects
- Key Findings
- The Keys to Successful Data Center Design: Flexibility and Scalability
- Install Only the Power You Need
- Density Versus Capacity
- Emphasize Airflow Design
- Use Zones to Reduce Build and Electrical Costs
- Rack Layout
- Rack Units
- Availability Design Criteria
- Critical Building Systems
- Power Distribution
- Power Supply
- Mechanical Systems
- Security Systems
- Raised-Access Floor
- Fire Prevention, Detection and Suppression
- Data Center Construction Costs
- Sizing Estimates
- Data Center Cost Estimates
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