Enterprises that are building or refreshing their data centers must first estimate the facility requirements to determine a high level budget. Although requirements gathering can often be a time consuming task, it is crucial in determining estimations for the present and future data center and is helpful in making decisions related to data center facility management.

This At-a-Glance research note will aid in navigating Info-Tech research on the following aspects of facility requirements planning for the data center:

  • Estimating power requirements.
  • Estimating cooling requirements.
  • Estimating standby power requirements.
  • Fire protection requirements.
  • Data center sizing.
  • Data center and support room layout and design.

Refer to Info-Tech research when estimating data center facility requirements to aid in determining a high level budget during the build versus buy decision.

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Published: August 13, 2009
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