Feasibility Studies

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:

Project Management

  • Technology Systems Design (Network, Security, Server, Storage, Cable Plant, Communications, NOC and Monitoring)
  • WAN Services Procurement
  • Relocated, Replacement & New – Server & Storage Infrastructure
  • Relocated, Replacement & New – Network, WAN & Network Security Infrastructure
  • Relocated, Replacement & New – Voice Communications Infrastructure
  • Relocation Services
  • Technology Systems Installation
  • Cable Plant Installation
  • Physical Support Equipment (Cabinets, Enclosure, Racks, Trays, Troughs & Ladders)
  • NOC & A/V Equipment & Installation

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:

  • Project Management
  • Support Infrastructure Systems Design, Engineering & Construction
  • Architectural Design & Construction
  • Support Infrastructure Systems (Power, Cooling, Fire Safety, Architectural, etc.)
  • Our consulting team can help you generate this data.

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.