To: Dr.From:Date:Subject: Research Proposal
Proposed Research Topic:
Data Center Operations at Mobily and Preventive NetworkMaintenance at Mobily
Datacenters are important in organizations and are a source of competitive advantage forcompanies. Data center management requires a highly skilled IT staff armed with the appropriateorchestration tools to stem the tide of explosive data growth, migrate to virtualized platforms andmanage rising energy costs. In my project, I will explore the practices, operational modes and demand
planning at Mobily’s data center. The proje
ct will also explore how the data center provides continuousoperations for the network services of Mobily.Along with the data center, Mobily must ensure the maintenance of its network for efficient operationsand this requires periodic preventive maintenance to ensure reliable operations.To get a better understanding of the data center it is important for the research to focus on the serverand storage platforms, server operating system, storage systems and topologies, which will bediscussed in detail in my research.The research will provide insight into the IT infrastructure used in the telecom sector in general andMobily in particular.
My research will also cover ‘preventive network maintenance’ at Mobily. The services of a telecom
company are very critical and to ensure reliability and continuity of services, a comprehensivepreventive maintenance schedule must be followed. Preventive network maintenance increases theefficiency and reliability of network equipment and helps improve the life of business-criticalequipment.
As an employee of Mobily, I am responsible for data backup/restore, archiving, dataprotection and replication. I have detailed knowledge of the information systems at Mobily and I willutilize my expertise in this area to further my research. My team consists of