Instor Launches Data Center Fit Up Estimator for Facility White Space Planning
Owner/operators can now quickly estimate the costs and scope of projects at their outset to forecast anticipated expenses for a new data center build.
Instor Solutions, Inc. (Instor) has announced the release of its complimentary Data Center Fit Up Estimator. The new tool allows owners, operators, and colocation sales teams to quickly estimate anticipated expenses in the initial stages of a new project or white space build out to forecast total cost.
Analyzing actual specifications, vendor products, and regional differences, the Data Center Fit Up Estimator produces a rough estimate of the financial impact of a new build or expanded data center project. By adjusting size factors, power requirements, and other details, data center owners, operators and colo sales teams can review various scenarios of a new build and make allowances accordingly while watching the financial total adjust alongside those changes.
The Data Center Fit Up Estimator integrates information from multiple elements within a typical data center white space project.
As project costs vary from region to region, the Estimator takes into consideration the geographic location of the data center, in addition to the configuration, based on real-life component costs from projects completed in those areas. The Estimator maintains a running total to help facility owners and operators benchmark the financial perimeters of a project. After receiving an estimate, users have the option to validate their project’s total cost and scope.
“The release of the Data Center Fit Up Estimator will provide an innovative tool for understanding the potential buildout costs for data center fit ups,” said Jack Vonich, vice president of sales and marketing at Instor. “Whether used to validate numbers, estimate projections, or gain budget approvals for projects, the Estimator was designed to benchmark new builds within realistic financial perimeters. Its flexibility allows users to scale potential projects and make informed decisions about space and power financial requirements to ensure clarity and success for the project from its earliest stages.”
The Estimator is also designed to work in conjunction with Instor’s full service, Data Center Fit Up, which was formally announced in 2016.