THE COMPLETE DATA CENTER BUILD VS BUY CALCULATOR

Are you wondering how much it will take to build your own data center or are you unsure if you have everything accounted for in your construction budget? Use this calculator to see what it really takes to build out a Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 or Tier 4 data center.

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Power Density Meter

As you adjust the number of cabinets and the total available KW, this graphic will display the watts per square foot capacity of your data center and show how your design compares to industry standards.

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Cost Summary

Total Construction Cost **

ENGINEERING AND PREPERATION

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Engineering
Permits and Approvals
Demolition & Outside Preparation

POWER

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Utility Improvements
Main Switch Gear
Transfer Switches
UPS Systems
TVSS System
Generators with Enclosures
Counduit and Cabling for Generators
Data Center Lighting with HMT
Lightining Protection
Room PDU's

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS

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HVAC
Raised Floor
Condesate Drains
Leak Detection
Intergen Fire Suppresion

SECURITY AND MONITORING

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Facility Management System
CCTV System
Building Access system

NEWORK

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Core Network Equipment

The total construction costs and the category breakdowns are based on Expedient’s experiences from the 9 data centers that they have brought online.


DATA CENTER: TOTAL COST OF OWNERSHIP

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Electricity
Electrical Maintenance
HVAC Maintenanance
Other Systems Maintenance
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* This tool uses a minimum internal data center space for 10 cabinets.
  The equipment needed to build a data center do not scale below this capacity.

** The breakdown of the total construction costs are broken down using a percentage
   allocation based off a facility designed for 100 cabinets.

Expedient and Intel provide the Complete Data Center Build vs. Buy Calculator (the “Data Center Cost Calculator”) as a tool to help customers analyze potential cost‑savings associated with purchasing and using colocation services as compared to “build‑your‑own” alternatives, and the Data Center Cost Calculator is provided solely for your convenience in that regard.

Please carefully read ALL of the terms of this Disclaimer as stated on our FULL DISCLAIMER. By viewing and utilizing the Data Center Cost Calculator, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to this Disclaimer.

Expedient and Intel provide the Complete Data Center Build vs. Buy Calculator (the “Data Center Cost Calculator”) as a tool to help customers analyze potential cost‑savings associated with purchasing and using colocation services as compared to “build‑your‑own” alternatives, and the Data Center Cost Calculator is provided solely for your convenience in that regard. MORE SPECIFICALLY, ALL COST FIGURES INCLUDED IN THE DATA CENTER COST CALCULATOR, INCLUDING BOTH THE “BUILD YOUR OWN” COST COMPONENTS AS WELL AS THE COMPARABLE EXPEDIENT COST OF SERVICE, ARE ESTIMATES BASED SOLELY ON EXPEDIENT’S EXPERIENCE AND, WHERE APPLICABLE, INDUSTRY BENCHMARKS. HOWEVER, YOUR ACTUAL “BUILD YOUR OWN” COSTS AND/OR THE ACTUAL COSTS OF EXPEDIENT’S SERVICES WILL VARY BASED ON MANY FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR ORGANIZATION’S SPECIFIC NEEDS. ACCORDINGLY, THE FIGURES REFLECTED IN THE DATA CENTER COST CALCULATOR ARE ESTIMATES PROVIDED FOR EVALUATION PURPOSES ONLY, AND THESE COST ESTIMATES ARE NOT A GUARANTEE OF ANY ACTUAL COSTS OR OF ANY SAVINGS THAT MAY RESULT FROM USING EXPEDIENT SERVICES. Please carefully read ALL of the terms of this Disclaimer. By viewing and utilizing the Data Center Cost Calculator, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to this Disclaimer.

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