Virtualisation And Cloud Computing

Assignment 2Value:20%Due date:14-May-2014Return date:04-Jun-2014Submission method optionsHand delivery (option applies to Internal only)
Task
Question 1:The management of your employer wants to find out about desktop virtualisation and how it works. They think that there may be some advantage to the organisation from adopting some of these desktop virtualisation technologies.
You have been asked to provide a two –three (2-3) page report that describes the differences between the difference desktop virtualisation technologies that are now available. Your report should briefly outline how each virtualisation technology works and indicate the circumstances where the use of each type of technology would be appropriate. Your report should be supported by references to academic and/or practitioner literature in APA 6th edition format. (40 Marks)
Question 2:An affiliated company of your employer has approximately 2000 users who work on Windows XP workstations. Management wishes to upgrade the operating system to Windows 7 without refreshing and updating its desktop fleet. Describe which virtualisation technology would be better choice for virtualising this fleet of workstations. Your report should not exceed two – three (2 – 3) pages and should address the following questions.
1. Describe your reasoning for choosing the virtualisation technology. (20 Marks)
2. What advantages this technology gives you in this scenario? (15 Marks)
3. What are the disadvantages/limitations of this technology? (15 Marks)
4. Which vendor would you recommend for this and why? (10 Marks)
Rationale
This assessment will allow you to demonstrate your understanding of:

desktop Virtualisation technologies for Windows and UNIX based platforms;
the implementation requirement for desktop based Virtualisation on a Windows platform; and
to demonstrate the ability to planning a Virtualisation Infrastructure.

Marking criteria
Marking Criteria
The following rubric will be used while assessing each question of your report.
 

Topic
HD
D
C
P
F

Identifying different Virtualisation technologies(10 Marks)
A high distinction is awarded for providing a comprehensive explanation of all currently available virtualisation technologies.
A distinction is awarded for providing a highly detailed explanation of most of the currently available virtualisation technologies.
A credit is awarded for providing a thorough explanation of some different virtualisation technologies.
A pass is awarded for providing an adequate explanation of few different virtualisation technologies.
A fail is awarded for providing an incomplete/irrelevant explanation of the topic.

Describe how each technology works (20 Marks)
A high distinction is awarded for providing a comprehensive working description of all currently available virtualisation technologies.
A distinction is awarded for providing a highly detailed working description of most of the currently available virtualisation technologies.
A credit is awarded for providing a thorough working description of some currently available virtualisation technologies.
A pass is awarded for providing an adequate working description of few currently available virtualisation technologies.
A fail is awarded for either not providing or incomplete/incorrect working description.

Discuss the appropriate use of each technology in different organisation structures(10 Marks)
A high distinction is awarded for providing a comprehensive discussion on appropriate use of a particular currently available virtualisation technology for an organisation.
A distinction is awarded for providing a highly detailed discussion on appropriate use of a particular currently available virtualisation technology for an organisation.
A credit is awarded for providing a thorough discussion on appropriate use of a particular currently available virtualisation technology for an organisation.
A pass is awarded for providing an adequate discussion on appropriate use of a particular currently available virtualisation technology for an organisation.
A fail is awarded for not providing any/incomplete/incorrect discussion of the topic.

Description of reasons for choosing a particular desktop Virtualisation technology(20 Marks)
A high distinction is awarded for providing a comprehensive description of reasons for choosing a particular desktop virtualising technology.
A distinction is awarded for providing a highly detailed description of reasons for choosing a particular desktop virtualising technology.
A credit is awarded for providing a thorough description of reasons for choosing a particular desktop virtualising technology.
A pass is awarded for providing an adequate description of reasons for choosing a particular desktop virtualising technology.
A fail is awarded for not providing any reason, or providing incorrect/irrelevant reasons for choosing a particular desktop virtualising technology.

Advantages of chosen desktop Virtualisation technology(15 Marks)
A high distinction is awarded for providing a comprehensive list and discussion of advantages for choosing a particular desktop virtualising technology.
A distinction is awarded for providing a highly detailed list and discussion of advantages for choosing a particular desktop virtualising technology.
A credit is awarded for providing a thorough discussion of advantages for choosing a particular desktop virtualising technology.
A pass is awarded for providing an adequate discussion of advantages for choosing a particular desktop virtualising technology.
A fail is awarded for not providing any reason, or incorrect/incomplete discussion of advantages.

Disadvantages/limitations of chosen desktop Virtualisationtechnology(15 Marks)
A high distinction is awarded for providing a comprehensive list and discussion of disadvantages for choosing a particular desktop virtualising technology.
A distinction is awarded for providing a highly detailed list and discussion of disadvantages for choosing a particular desktop virtualising technology.
A credit is awarded for providing a thorough discussion of disadvantages for choosing a particular desktop virtualising technology.
A pass is awarded for providing an adequate discussion of disadvantages for choosing a particular desktop virtualising technology.
A fail is awarded for not providing any reason, or incorrect/incomplete discussion of disadvantages.

Reasons for recommending a particular vendor for the chosen virtualisation technology(10 Marks)
A high distinction is awarded for providing a comprehensive description of reasons for choosing a particular vendor for a desktop virtualising technology.
A distinction is awarded for providing a highly detailed description of reasons for choosing a particular vendor for a desktop virtualising technology.
A credit is awarded for providing a thorough description of reasons for choosing a particular vendor for a desktop virtualising technology.
A pass is awarded for providing an adequate description of reasons for choosing a particular vendor for a desktop virtualising technology.
A fail is awarded for not providing any description, or reasons for choosing a particular vendor for a desktop virtualising technology.

Presentation, grammar and spelling
Marks will be deducted for poor presentation, spelling and grammar mistakes.Note please follow the given report format in Subject Outline for this assessment.

APA Referencing
Marks will be deducted for not providing / following the proper APA style referencing.Note that the guide for APA referencing is provided in theReso

 
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