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Enterprises that are building or refreshing their server rooms 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 server room and is helpful in making decisions related to server room 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 server room:

  • Estimating power requirements.
  • Estimating cooling requirements.
  • Estimating standby power requirements.
  • Fire Protection requirements.
  • Server room sizing.
  • Server room and support room layout and design.

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

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