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How Much Can You Afford To Spend On Tech Storage?

December 23, 2019 by  
Filed under Business, Opinion, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

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( When considering the design of your data centre it is vitally important that you factor in the amount of server cabinets you need, as it is likely that they will be high up on the list of the components you require for your data centre.

There are a lot of things you need to think about when deciding which data cabinets and server racks to purchase. For instance, you need to determine the dimensions you require, decipher what type of cabinet you need as well as the weight of the product, amongst many other things. This is why IT support is critical from the off, rather than once you have built your data centre or considered your tech needs. An experienced company will be able to guide you every step of the way, ensuring you make the best possible decisions for the success of your company.

One of the most important things you need to consider is obviously the price of the server cabinets. As there are so many of them available on the market today, there is obviously a wide scope when it comes to the prices of data cabinets and racks. Thus, you need to ensure you work out a strict budget plan for the purchasing of these. After all, making sure you are cost-efficient in any business is essential, but especially in today’s current economic climate when times are awfully difficult.

So how do you work out what to spend on each data cabinet? First and foremost you need to be very strict when deciding how much money you can truly spend on this area of your data centre design. Once you have an overall figure for the amount you can use for your server racks and cabinets, you then need to consider how much storage space you actually need.

In order to calculate this make a note of how much network hardware you have. Take into account the size of each piece of equipment, add it all together, and work out a total size for storage. Unlike your budget, you need to be generous for this area, so round everything up. 

Once you have a total figure for your budget as well as the total amount of space you require, you should then take a look at the different sized cabinets available. Decide on the dimensions you want and see how many cabinets of these dimensions you require in order to cover the total space. Once you’ve done this you should then divide your budget by the number of cabinets you need to see the average price of the server cabinets you should be looking for.

So there you have it: everything you need to know about getting your budget right for tech storage requirements.

Staff Writer; Shelia Adams

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