An Assessment of the Best Practices in the Implementation of Data Centers (A case of Zambia)

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Victor Kasonde
Christopher Chembe

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The purpose of this study was to assess the best practices in the implementation of the data centres in Zambia. For this reason, a total of 120 respondents were randomly selected from various institutions to participate in the study.  The results shows that the impact of new hardware technologies on the infrastructure of the data center facility in Zambia will result in speedy access to data. The results also shows that  the location of the Data Centre can be a critical design considerations and best practices in the site selection and design of data center in Zambia. It was observed that availability of power and also security can be a critical design considerations and best practices in the site selection and design of data center in Zambia. In addition, the study showed that human capital is the most common cost elements associated with different levels of data center reliability and fault tolerance in Zambia among others. Based on these recognitions, the following recommendations were made: that deliberate measures should be put in place to acquire new hardware technologies for the data center facility in Zambia to ensure speedy access to data. It was further recommended that in trying to design new data centers, the selection of the location should be a critical consideration. Furthermore, it was revealed that the management of data center facility in Zambia should also be organized through capacity building.

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Kasonde, V., & Chembe, C. (2021). An Assessment of the Best Practices in the Implementation of Data Centers (A case of Zambia). Zambia ICT Journal, 5(1), 8-15. https://doi.org/10.33260/zictjournal.v5i1.92
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Victor Kasonde, Copperbelt University

Department of Computer Science

Christopher Chembe, National Institute of Public Administration

Department of Computer Studies