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Either you've outgrown your server space or you're a brand new company that needs to find a data center. What do you do? Shopping for a data center seems like a daunting process and it really can be, but if you know what to look for, you'll find the right place in no time. First, you need to find a reputable broker and figure out your list of data center requirements, so the broker knows what kind of data centers to look for. The specific requirements are where it gets a bit tricky. Let's break it down: Power You need to ask yourself how much power your current hardware uses. The average cabinet in a SingleHop data center ranges from 5-7 kw a cabinet. To put that into perspective, the average household alone uses 5 kw. Other things to consider are your basic power redundancies and power codes. For example, to support our SLA and business, we need 2N uninterruptable... (more)