A FORECASTING MODEL OF THE ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY OF DATA CENTRE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT
V Grekul, L Baydalina
National Research University Higher School of Economics, 20 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa, Moscow, 101000, Russia
Today, a data centre is the main instrument for providing flexible, scalable IT services to business on the basis of distributed or cloud computing technologies. Building a data centre is always expensive and resource-intensive project. Therefore, during the development of the concept of this project it is extremely important to estimate accurately its economic efficiency. This article represents the model for the analysis of the effectiveness of investment in the data centre construction. Our model comprises several regressions that show correlations between main characteristics of the project (capital and operational expenditures, Net Present Value) and parameters of the data centre under construction (data centre area and the number of racks). The model is based on the results of the analysis of the current state and trends in the data centre market in Russia.