Cost to Support Compute Capacity

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Ponemon Institute and Vertiv are pleased to present the results of an original benchmark study to determine average costs to support 1 kW of compute capacity in today’s data centers. The purpose of this study is to analyze the major cost components in supporting compute capacity so that organizations can more effectively identify opportunities to reduce costs and make informed decisions about future capacity. To learn more download this white paper.

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Ponemon Institute and Vertiv are pleased to present the results of an original benchmark study to determine average costs to support 1 kW of compute capacity in today’s data centers. The purpose of this study is to analyze the major cost components in supporting compute capacity so that organizations can more effectively identify opportunities to reduce costs and make informed decisions about future capacity.

The results of this study are based on data from 41 data centers, representing 31 companies, who reported on their costs in four categories that together comprise total data center costs: Physical Plant, IT Assets, Operating Costs and Energy Costs.

These organizations also reported on data center size, IT load, number of racks and median rack density, enabling the Ponemon Institute to quantify the cost to support 1 kW of capacity for data centers in five size ranges:

  • 500–5,000 sq. ft.
  • 5,001–10,000 sq. ft.
  • 10,001–25,000 sq. ft.
  • 25,001–50,000 sq. ft.
  • > 50,000 sq. ft.

To learn more about compute capacity download this white paper.