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Whether IT is planning to build or refresh the server room, estimating the total load requiring a standby power supply is an important part of server room planning and design. In order to estimate the appropriate amount of standby power required, IT must first determine the amount of risk tolerance the organization is willing to handle.

Use this tool to estimate:

  • The total load requiring a standby power supply.
  • The size of UPS required.
  • The size of generator required.

Ensure the appropriate standby power supply is included in a high level budget for decision-making purposes by estimating standby power requirements for the server room.


This downloadable tool is associated with the research note, “Need Backup? Estimate Server Room Standby Power Requirements.”

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