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When the organization is building a new data center or refreshing its existing facility, determining current power requirements and estimating future needs are important to ensure adequate support and availability are expressed in the budgeting process. If the data center's power consumption is not monitored separately, this can be a difficult task. This research note provides:
- An explanation of data center power requirements.
- A method for determining current data center power requirements.
- A method for estimating future data center power requirements.
Follow Info-Tech's power requirements method to collect necessary information and estimate data center power requirements, thereby ensuring an adequate budget now and in the future.