A Business Plan for Building a Data Center

This project is to develop a business plan to build the a data center in order to move the curriculum closer to the enterprise computing paradigm where students will gain a broader, more enterprise-centered view of modern computing, as well as create an environment for our students to learn cloud computing in the process.

This business plan discusses facility changes, equipment needs, funds required to purchase equipment, staff required and staff expertise required to ensure this project is successful. The plan also created general and specific use cases for the data center and how to maintain the center over time. Finally the plan has put together the base of a disaster recovery plan in worst case scenarios.