Data Center Consolidation
Read the “Data Center Consolidation at Guardian Life” from Business data communications, 7/e: Case studies.
In at least a three-page paper (excluding the title and reference pages), discuss each element listed below and how it plays a key part in a successful data center consolidation.
Bandwidth and high-speed communications
Cloud computing as a consolidation option
Mobile or ‘pod’ datacenters as consolidation options
Provide examples for each of these aspects to support your discussion as demonstrated in the “Data Center Consolidation at Guardian Life” case study. You must use at least two scholarly sources, in addition to the textbook. Your paper should be formatted according to APA style guidelines as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
The Data Center Consolidation paper
Must be three to five double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
Must use at least two scholarly, peer reviewed, and other credible sources in addition to the course text.
The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.