Tier IV Data Center Feasibility Study

The Curaden AG desires to invest in their own data center to become independent from third-party providers. In today's digitalised world, assuring business continuity and guaranteeing high availability and security of customer data is essential for survival as well as business success.

Voramwald, Joelle & Erdin, Deniz & Dirr, Miro & Aquino, Benedicto & Erdin, Michelle, 2018

Art der Arbeit Projektarbeit/Praxisprojekt
Auftraggebende Curaden AG
Betreuende Dozierende Waterstraat, Silke
Keywords data center, infrastructure, Curaden, information, security, IT, availability, performance, TierIV, redundancy, technology, data, trust, Tier Performance Standards, uptime, energy, racks
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The aim of our project work is to develop a feasibility study for a new data center. The investment cost of building a Tier IV data center is examined in a given location.
To evaluate the appropriate investment decision, scenario plans are created according to the Uptime Tier Performance Standards. A cost plan based on the scenarios is the foundation of the Cost Target Tool. The tool supports Curaden AG to assess the feasibility of the various scenarios on the basis of the investment costs for the new data center. It financially justifies the various investment possibilities.
Our findings suggest that out of the four scenarios we chose “scenario 2” which is the most favourable one to pursue. Space is used to its fullest capacity when as many racks as possible are placed in the given location. This strategy enables Curaden AG to lease some racks which is advantageous to meet the cost target sooner. Focusing on Green IT is further an essential element to meet the cost target
Studiengang: Business Administration International Management (Bachelor)
Vertraulichkeit: vertraulich
Art der Arbeit
Projektarbeit/Praxisprojekt
Auftraggebende
Curaden AG, Kriens
Autorinnen und Autoren
Voramwald, Joelle & Erdin, Deniz & Dirr, Miro & Aquino, Benedicto & Erdin, Michelle
Betreuende Dozierende
Waterstraat, Silke
Publikationsjahr
2018
Sprache der Arbeit
Englisch
Vertraulichkeit
vertraulich
Studiengang
Business Administration International Management (Bachelor)
Standort Studiengang
Brugg-Windisch
Keywords
data center, infrastructure, Curaden, information, security, IT, availability, performance, TierIV, redundancy, technology, data, trust, Tier Performance Standards, uptime, energy, racks