Step-by-Step: Build a Data Center

65% of costs occur after the data center is
built — get a handle on all costs before the build.
  • On average, a 1000 square foot data center costs $1.6 M.
  • Each project is unique and should have its own detailed budget; create a detailed list of expected expenses for an accurate budget.
  • Consider ongoing costs in your initial budget calculations, as they make up the bulk of the total costs associated with building a data center.
  • Some major ongoing operating expenses include:
  • Building leases
  • Fire suppression systems
  • Mechanical systems for electrical distribution, and in-room cooling
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