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Module 1: Portfolio Milestone
Importance of Virtualization (30 Points)
For this course, which is different than in other courses, there is only one Portfolio Project option. Throughout each week of this course, except for during Week 7, students will be completing Portfolio Project Milestones, which will be awarded points. Each of these Portfolio Project Milestones is worth 30 points.
Recently, Oza Corporation, a local Denver-based mobile phone service provider, announced plans to expand its business operations on a national basis within the United States. The Oza data center is based in Denver, Colorado and currently houses the following physical hardware:
- Six web servers
- Five database servers
- 15 file servers
- Seven application servers
- Gigabit Ethernet network
- Several network routers and switches
- Telephony equipment
There are currently 25 employees working in the Oza IT Department. These employees comprise database administrators, systems administrators, help desk support engineers, software developers, and managers. The IT Department’s yearly operational cost is $3.5 million.
The Chief Information Officer of Oza Corporation is concerned that the building space in the existing data center is inadequate to support the additional server hardware required for the proposed business expansion and thus, she asks you to provide a recommendation for addressing the data center limitation.
Deliverable: Within the initial submission of your Project Milestone, for Week 1, describe the importance of virtualization. Discuss the reasons why the organization should consider virtualization. Your paper should be at least 2 pages in length; include at least two scholarly references in addition to the course textbook. The CSU-Global Library is a good place to find these references. References must be formatted in accordance with CSU-Global’s APA requirements.