AgFirst Farm Credit Bank – Primary Data Center
AgFirst Farm Credit Bank provides funding and financial services to 19 Agricultural Credit Associations. These associations provide real estate and production financing to 80,000 farmers, agribusinesses, and rural homeowners. AgFirst is part of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of agricultural and rural lending institutions cooperatively owned by their borrowers.
EDI’s Data Center Practice provided strategic guidance, technical support and financial analysis to support their decision to construct a new primary data center in Columbia, SC.
After a thorough assessment of their existing data facility, EDI worked with the IT organization to develop a growth plan for their data center footprint. The growth plan was used to develop the overall requirements, program, design concept and budget for the new data center.
EDI was retained to complete the technology design and layout of the new data center, develop an operational plan for the critical infrastructure and support the IT organization as the owners representative on the construction team.
As the technology consultant, EDI provided planning and design services for the following systems:
- Current State Assessment
- Program Development
- Design Concept
- Budget Development
- TCO Analysis
- Technology Design
- Operational Planning
- Owners Representative