Info-Tech sees an increase in the number of enterprises planning data center expansions and refreshes involving server rooms of between 3,000 and 5,000 square feet. With average build out costs estimated between $600 and $900 per square foot, each project can often represent a million dollar initial investment.

Estimating data center power, cooling, and UPS requirements for the present and future is an important first step in data center planning and budgeting. To ensure that estimates are realistic, IT should seek professional expertise from specialized architects and engineers in each area for confirmation.

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