Week 8 Research Paper

You have read about server virtualization and cloud computing in chapter 6 of your textbook. For your written assignment this week, complete a case study of the organization you work for (use a hypothetical or “other” organization if more applicable) that will address the following prompts:

• Explain Windows Azure capabilities for virtual machines and managing a hybrid cloud, including Windows Azure’s Internet as a Service (IaaS) and storage capabilities

• Explain Microsoft (or another product) licensing for virtualized environments.

• Describe the organization’s environment, and evaluate its preparedness for virtualization.

• Recommend a configuration for shared storage; make sure to discuss the need for high availability and redundancy for virtualization for the organization.


Make a recommendation for cloud computer use in the organization, including a justification for your recommendations.

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