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Basics of datacenter operations (5 cr)

Code: KT00DN44-3004

General information


22.08.2022 - 28.08.2022


29.08.2022 - 18.12.2022


5 op

Mode of delivery

Contact teaching

Teaching languages

  • Finnish


20 - 50

Degree programmes

  • Degree Programme in Cyber Security


  • Tomi Pahula
  • Martti Kettunen
  • Jaakko Nurmi

Responsible person

Martti Kettunen

Student groups

  • KTKT22SP
    Cybersecurity, full-time studies


You know the principles for the location and construction of data centers.
You are able to describe the building blocks and architectures of secure data centers.
You know the principles of physical security in data centers.
You are able to perform a simple risk analysis of a data center.
You are able to calculate the availability of a data center.
You know the basics of ups-systems.
You know the principles of data center cooling systems.
You know the basics of data center networks.
You are able to design a simple CLOS-fabric.
You know the basics of storaging data in a data center.
You know the components and construction of servers.
You are familiar with the most important server technologies used in datacenters.
You are able to assemble a X86 architecture computer.
You are able to use a computer's firmware tools and test the condition of a computer's hardware.


Where to locate new data centers?
What facility and space requirements must be met when building a data center?
How to evaluate the physical security of a data center?
How to evaluate the availability of a data center?
How to design data center networks?
How to select an ups system for a data center?
How to arrange cooling in a data center?
How to build redundant compute server systems?
How to build redundant disk systems?
What components are required to build a datacenter?
How to protect a data center from fire, flood or intrusion?
Why is it important to know the compatibility of server components?


Learn learning platform

Teaching methods

Scheduled track:
You participate into scheduled contact lessons. You studies are progressing in the pace of the group schedule and self paced learning activities.

Employer connections

If you are working in a company, organisation or a higher education project aligned with the study unit learning outcomes, you are able to complete the study unit in your workplace. In this case contact your responsible teacher in the beginning of the studies to agree with a development project you can execute in your work. Successful completion requires you study the topics in theory and practise. You must show your skills via a demonstration, which is determined based on learning objectives.

Student workload

Achieving the learning outcomes requires 135 hours of work.

Evaluation scale


Assessment criteria, good (3-4)

a. use professional vocabulary systematically
b. look for information in the key information sources of the field.
c. identify interrelated tasks
e. use the key models, methods, software and techniques of the professional fiel