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These are the instructions;Term Paper: Virtualization;Due Week 10 and worth 210 points;This assignment contains two (2) sections: Written Report and PowerPoint Presentation. You must submit both sections as separate files for the completion of this assignment. Label each file name according to the section of the assignment it is written for. Additionally, you may create and / or assume all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.;According to a TechRepublic survey performed in 2013, (located at http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/data-center/research-desktop-virtualization-growing-in-popularity/#) desktop virtualization is growing in popularity. Use the Internet and Strayer Library to research this technique. Research the top three (3) selling brands of virtualization software.;Imagine that the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of your organization, or of an organization in which you are familiar, has tasked you with researching the potential for using virtualization in the organization. You must write a report that the CTO and many others within the organization will read. You must also summarize the paper and share your key ideas, via a PowerPoint presentation, with the CTO and steering committee of the organization.;This paper and presentation should enlighten the organization as to whether or not virtualization is a worthwhile investment that could yield eventual savings to the organization.;Section 1: Written Report;Write an six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you;Compare and contrast the top three (3) brands of virtualization software available. Focus your efforts on components such as standard configuration, hardware requirements price, and associated costs.;Examine the major pros and major cons of each of the top three (3) software packages available. Recommend the virtualization software that you feel is most appropriate for the organization. Provide a rationale for your recommendation.;Explore the major advantages and major disadvantages that your chosen organization may experience when using virtualization software. Give your opinion on whether or not you believe virtualization software is the right fit for your chosen company. Provide a rationale for your response.;Create a Microsoft Word table that identifies the advantages, disadvantages, computer requirements, initial costs, and future savings for an organization considering an engagement in virtualization.;Use at least six (6) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.;Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements;Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides, citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.;Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student?s name, the professor?s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.;Section 2: PowerPoint Presentation;Create a twelve (12) to sixteen (16) slide PowerPoint in which you;Illustrate the concepts from your written report in Section 1 of this assignment.;Create bulleted speaking notes for your presentation to the CTO and steering committee in the Notes section of the PowerPoint. Note: You may create or assume any fictitious names, data, or scenarios that have not been established throughout this assignment for a realistic flow of communication.;Use a professional, technically written style to graphically convey the information.;The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are;Analyze the types of organizational and computer architectures for integrating systems.;Analyze the main classes of hardware and system software components in an enterprise context.;Discuss common input / output technologies.;Describe computing technology, architecture, and future trends in processing.;Use technology and information resources to research issues in enterprise architecture.;Write clearly and concisely about Advanced Computer Architecture topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.;Slide One: The role of virtualization in an organization.;Virtualization involves computing in which it is identified as the creation of virtual besides actual version of something like hardware platform, the storage device, network resources and operating system.;Virtualization has great concerns in creating system within a system so as to share the resources. This sharing of resources is enabled by software which is designed to create environment on use (Menken, 2008).;The virtualization software performs the operation by creating instances that separate partitions on machine. Certainly, the virtualization software juggles the machine resources in which each instance has what is needed in order to run effectively.;Slide 2;Virtualization involves computing in which it is identified as the creation of virtual besides actual version of something like hardware platform, the storage device, network resources and operating system.;Virtualization has great concerns in creating system within a system so as to share the resources. This sharing of resources is enabled by software which is designed to create environment on use (Menken, 2008).;The virtualization software performs the operation by creating instances that separate partitions on machine. Certainly, the virtualization software juggles the machine resources in which each instance has what is needed in order to run effectively.;Slide 3 Selling brand of Virtualization software;The virtualization technology is used in making hardware resources expandable without having to shift software and the data from one place to another.;In addition to the uses of virtualization, it is also used in lowering costs of the computer hardware as a multiple virtual servers which can be preferably hosted in single server hardware (Wolf, 2005). Most often, the virtualization are used to set up the separate environments for each software application in order to avoid one application from interfering with the other.;Virtualization may also be used as a standardized tool. Considering businesses, the virtualization software provides infrastructure which allows businesses to accommodate new wave of the computer functionalities.;There are various levels in which virtualization works on, these levels include server virtualization, storage virtualization and the network virtualization together with the system virtualization.;Slide4 The Selling Brand of Virtualization software;v The top three selling brands of virtualization include VMWare, Symantec and the Microsoft Application Virtualization.;v The VMWare Server is certainly identified as the free virtualization software from VMWare.;v It supports almost all of the operating systems;v This virtualization brand has support for the USB devices and also it supports bridged, the host and the NAT (Muller, 2005).;v VMWare virtualization comes along with the administrative tools package that can be installed from the File menu. The role of administrative tools is to make it easier to communicate between host and the guest operating system without locking mouse, paste and enabling of cut, copy, drag and drop operations across host and guest OS.;Slide 5;v The top three selling brands of virtualization include VMWare, Symantec and the Microsoft Application Virtualization.;v The VMWare Server is certainly identified as the free virtualization software from VMWare.;v It supports almost all of the operating systems;v This virtualization brand has support for the USB devices and also it supports bridged, the host and the NAT (Muller, 2005).;v VMWare virtualization comes along with the administrative tools package that can be installed from the File menu. The role of administrative tools is to make it easier to communicate between host and the guest operating system without locking mouse, paste and enabling of cut, copy, drag and drop operations across host and guest OS.;Slide 6 SELLING BRAND OF VIRTUALIZATION SOFTWARE;v The other brand of virtualization is Microsoft application virtualization whereby it is an application virtualization as well as application streaming solution from Microsoft.;v The Microsoft application virtualization software allows the applications to be deployed or streamed in a real time to any client from the virtual application server.;v In addition to this effective role, it removes the need for traditional local installation of applications wherein attributing to the streaming based implementation (Born, 2010).;v It allows sandboxed from each other in order to present different versions of same application which can run on the App-V concurrently. Through this means, it allows the centralized installation and management of deployed applications and supports the policy based access control whereby administrators may define and restrict access to application by the certain users or computers.;Slide 7 THE COMPARISON OF THE THREE VIRTUALIZATION BRANDS;v The comparison of VMWare, Symantec and the Microsoft Application Virtualization shows that these virtualization brands play a major role in operating system and business performance or an organization.;v The standard configuration of VMware involves the commitment in delivering enterprise class, attribute to worldwide support with single objectives and organization success.;v VMware is well designed for the non critical applications and platforms which require support in normal business hours.;v The effective of this brand explores the basic virtual infrastructure or products (Sauer, 2011). Similarly to the other brands, the VMWare provides a fast and efficient access of an organization to support centre in any region. In contrast, the VMware and Microsoft are known to have increased in the markets thus revealing the competition in the server virtualization and in private cloud market computing as well. The operation costs of VMware and the Microsoft application distinct because VMware has 1,000 VM data centre.;Slide 8 Advantages and Disadvantages of Virtualization;Advantages;v Virtualization software reduces VMM complexity;v Improves functionality, Increase performance;v Provides server consolidation, testing and development, the provision of Dynamic load balancing and the Disaster Recovery and also improves the system reliability and security (Menken, 2008).;v The other advantages of Virtualization include conservation of energy, maintenance of legacy application and supporting a Cross-Platform office.;Slide 9 ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF VIRTUALIZATION;Disadvantages;v The high risk in the physical fault, it has the same performance;v It is not easy, but quite complicated, and it is not supported by all applications (Portnoy, 2012).;v It has a single point of failure hence it demands power machines;leads to lower performance and it always not possible;Slide 10 BENEFITS OF VIRTUALIZATION TO AN ORGANIZATION;v The server virtualization allows for the consolidation of computer workloads in which organizations achieves energy savings by reducing physical servers while maintaining the level of computing on a single server (Wolf, 2005).;v Therefore, the future savings for the organization are implemented on cost savings, scalability, Flexibility and also in agility.;Slide 11 VIRTUALIZATION SOFTWARE RECOMMENDATION;v I recommend the VMware virtualization software because enables in creation of host machine which is a virtual switch dedicated for NAT networking. This is because VMWare provides a fast and effective access of an organization to support centre in any region.;v It has a virtual networking adapters and also supports nested hardware- assisted virtualization and it supports the USB 3.0 for the windows8 and guest VMS.;This is the paper.;Virtualization involves computing that creates virtual software that mirrors actual version of something like hardware platform, the storage device, network resources and operating system. Virtualization has great concerns in creating a system within a system so as to share the resources. This sharing of resources is enabled by software which is designed to create environment on use (Menken, 2008). The virtualization software performs the operation by creating instances that separate partitions on machine. Certainly, the virtualization software juggles the machine resources in which each instance has what is needed in order to run effectively.;The virtualization is beneficial in most ways like enabling the users to try the multiple operating systems on a system without having to rebuild it within each time. The other benefit is that, it allows different platforms to share resources and creates a mini laboratory on a computer, allowing experimentation without risking the whole machine (Portnoy, 2012). An appropriate example of virtualization is web hosting whereby it is connected to the internet backbone in which the server runs the virtualization software. Most of the businesses are running as a result of virtualization. This is because the virtualization software allows businesses to host several software platforms on each server thus making optimal of the available resources.;The virtualization technology is used in making hardware resources expandable without having to shift software and data from one place to another. In addition to the uses of virtualization, it is also used in lowering costs of the computer hardware as a multiple virtual servers which can be preferably hosted in single server hardware (Wolf, 2005). Most often, the virtualization are used to set up the separate environments for each software application in order to avoid one application from interfering with the other. Virtualization may also be used as a standardized tool. Considering businesses, the virtualization software provides infrastructure which allows businesses to accommodate new wave of the computer functionalities. There are various levels in which virtualization works on, these levels include server virtualization, storage virtualization, and the network virtualization, together with the system virtualization.;Use the internet to research this technique. Research the top three (3) selling brands of virtualization software.;The top three selling brands of virtualization include VMWare, Symantec, and the Microsoft Application Virtualization. The VMWare Server is certainly identified as the free virtualization software from VMWare. It support almost all of the operating systems as guests or even hosts but the 64 bits guest OS might cannot be installed on 32 bit host. This virtualization brand has support for the USB devices, and also it supports bridged, the host and the NAT (Muller, 2005). This virtualization comes along with the administrative tools package that can be installed from the File menu. The role of administrative tools is to make it easier to communicate between host and the guest operating system without locking mouse, paste and enabling of cut, copy, drag and drop operations across host and guest OS.;The Symantec workplace Virtualization is identified as an application virtualization solution for the Microsoft windows. This type of virtualization performs a major role in an operating system by allowing the applications and data to be added into virtual layers like application layers and data layers besides being installed to base file system and registry (Troy, 2012). The benefit of Symantec workplace virtualization is that it allows an activation known as on-the-fly activation, the act of resetting of application and deactivation, also avoid conflicts between applications and preferably remove them without altering base windows installation.;The other brand of virtualization is Microsoft application virtualization which is an application virtualization as well as application streaming solution from Microsoft. However, the Microsoft application virtualization software allows the applications to be deployed or streamed in real time to any client from the virtual application server. In addition to this effective role, it also removes the need for traditional local installation of applications attributing to the streaming based implementation (Born, 2010). This allows sandboxed from each other in order to present different versions of same application which can run on the App-V concurrently. Through this means, it allows the centralized installation and management of deployed applications and supports the policy based access control whereby administrators may define and restrict access to application by certain users or computers.;Compare and contrast the top three (3) brands of virtualization software available. Focus your efforts on components such as standard configuration, hardware requirements price, and associated costs?;The comparison of VMware, Symantec, and the Microsoft Application Virtualization shows that these virtualization brands play a major role in operating system and business performance of an organization. The standard configuration of VMware involves the commitment to deliver enterprise class that will attribute to worldwide support with single objectives and organization success. Since VMware is well designed for non-critical applications and platforms which require support in normal business hour or, the objective of this brand explores the basic virtual infrastructure or products (Sauer, 2011). Similarly to the other brands, the VMware provides a fast and efficient access of an organization to support centre in any region. In contrast, the VMware and Microsoft are known to have increased in the markets thus revealing the competition in the server virtualization and in private cloud market computing as well. The operation costs of VMware and the Microsoft application is different because VMware has 1,000 VM data centre.;Examine the major pros and major cons of each of the top three (3) software packages available. Recommend the virtualization software that you feel is most appropriate for the organization. Provide a rationale for your recommendation?;Major pros and major cons of VMware virtualization software indicate that the VMware is a personal non-commercial use and available for commercial use only if the VMware Fusion commercial license is purchased (Sauer, 2011). The disadvantages of VMware include creation on host machine preferably a virtual switch dedicated for NAT networking, it offers a well built in DHCP server that is shared by all NATed VMs, it adds as many as ten virtual networking adapters and also supports nested hardware- assisted virtualization and it supports the USB 3.0 for the windows 8 and guest VMS.;The cons of VMware are it does not offer built-in VM snapshot and built-in VM cloning. The preferred bridged networking does not work with some Wi-Fi network adapters when there is problem with unreachable network from host machine. The VMware supports only single multiple virtual monitors for Guest VMware and it also cannot be installed on OS X or Solaris host operating systems (Troy, 2012). The other cons of VMware virtualization is the less frequency updated and very limited command-line interface for managing VMs. Major Pros and major cons of Symantec virtualization software tackle availability of the software and performance as well as costs.;The pros of Symantec virtualization software include an extensive product offering, the secular growth and the merger and acquisitions. It is also free for personal use applications may interact with any other applications files in different ways and it supports windows 7 x64. The other is for Symantec virtualization software is the way it is easy to back up and offers a professional Grade. The cons for Symantec virtualization are the competition whereby this software has fierce rivals in all of its main businesses. The other con identified is distraction in which Symantec spent $13 billion to purchase Veritas software that has a big storage provider (Menken, 2008). The legacy business is another con for this software because of the low growth and commodity businesses. The appropriate cons for Symantec virtualization software include security, traps files that are installed on system Drive only, not well configurable and before installing there have to be disabled layers or applications in order to create one.;The Major pros of Microsoft Application Virtualization software include provision of flexible virtualization an integral platform and powerful management. This means that it can deliver platform agnostic. The Microsoft Application Virtualization software allows applications to be deployed in real-time to any client from a virtual application server thus removing the basic need for local installation of the applications (Born, 2010). An Enterprise may get the following benefits when using Microsoft Application Virtualization software, fewer application conflicts, faster and easier application updates, ability to run multiple versions of same app side by side, the flexible application which follow users online and offline and the reducing of application to application regression testing.;The appropriate cons of Microsoft Application Virtualization software states that, it does not provides alternatives in associate to system centre empowerment, it does not provide compliance through access and control and also it does not provide personalized solutions (Troy, 2012). The other cons identified addresses that the Microsoft Application Virtualization software has numerous versions of different variants which makes it difficult to identify which software is effective in architecture.;Explore the major advantages and major disadvantages that your chosen organization may experience when using virtualization software. Give your opinion on whether or not you believe virtualization software is the right fit for your chosen company. Provide a rational for your response.;My chosen organization is Accenture plc which is a multinational management consulting, outsourcing company and technology services. This organization is identified as the largest consulting firm as measured by revenues. Therefore, this organization Accenture plc gets better management through the operation of virtualization software probably in business, higher availability and uptime, speedy installations, the corporate directives and also on higher reliability and performance (Gai, 2011). There is beneficial in which Accenture plc possess the superior security, greater savings, affordability and also the simpler streaming management through the use of virtualization software. Certainly the virtualization software best suits my chosen organization because of the cheaper implementation, the conventional high-availability setups, increased service uptime and availability and also the speedy installations.;Create a Microsoft Word table that identifies the advantages, disadvantages, computer requirement, initial cost, and future savings for an organization considering an engagement in virtualization.;Advantages;Virtualization software reduces VMM complexity, improves functionality, Increase performance, provides server consolidation, testing and development, the provision of Dynamic load balancing and the Disaster Recovery and also improves the system reliability and security (Menken, 2008). The other advantages of Virtualization include conservation of energy, maintenance of legacy application and supporting a Cross-Platform office.;Disadvantages;The high risk in the physical fault, the same performance, it is also not easy, quite complicated, and it is not supported by all applications (Portnoy, 2012). The other major advantages of virtualization indicates that the virtualization solutions tends to have single point of failure, demands power machines, virtualization may lead to lower performance and the virtualization application is identified to be always not possible.;Computer requirement;The software and hardware requirements for the Microsoft application virtualization, management server and streaming server (Wolf, 2005). The computer requirements involve hardware: processor, RAM and Disk space, Memory or Hard disk. For the software the computer needs Windows server 2003, Windows server 2003 R2, Window server 2008 and Windows server 2008 R21. Also the Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and windows 8;Initial cost;The initial cost of the Virtualization software tackles mostly software, Hardware and labor. In most cases, the initial cost of the virtualization of the software in an organization would affect the organization?s TCO and ROI calculations (Portnoy, 2012). There is because of the tangible and intangible.;Future savings for an organization;The server virtualization allows for the consolidation of computer workloads in which organizations achieves energy savings by reducing physical servers while maintaining ample level of computing on a single server (Wolf, 2005). Therefore, the future savings for the organization are implemented on cost savings, scalability, Flexibility and also in agility.

 

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