Feasibility Studies Project Cost Budgeting:
Data center project feasibility cost budgeting is accomplished by applying Key Design Criteria to the two (2) main categories of the budget.
1. The Technology Infrastructure & Services budget is determined by working with IT personnel to identify the existing systems and growth projections, evaluate planned upgrades and improvements, and quantify financial constraints; as well as to correlate how each relate to the core business strategy they support. The technology infrastructure & services budget includes the following elements:
2.Support Infrastructure & Services (the Facility)
As previously discussed, the Support Infrastructure & Services budget is determined by considering the technology infrastructure, power density, and availability requirement. In general, the higher the power density and/or availability, the greater the support infrastructure required and thereby the higher the overall cost. Within the overall data center infrastructure plans, the support infrastructure & services budget includes the following elements:
Availability & Risk Assessment:
A comprehensive data center inspection to assess the ability of the support infrastructure to provide continuous availability including a site inspection, an evaluation of the present load condition, a comparison to the capacity constraints, identification of critical deficiencies and potential downtime risks, an assessment of the concurrent maintenance capacity of the site and expert consulting regarding recommendations for improvements.