IT332-4: Assess data communication and networking options for a computer system.
One of the latest, cost-efficient forms of technology that has proven effective for productivity is computer clustering. When devices are interconnected and shared, they create a single and very powerful system that offers speed, capacity, and quality of work. You will research the different types of computer clustering available and advise a chief technology officer (CTO) on the best option.
The chief technology officer (CTO) at ABC Widgets just returned from a technology conference where he heard about computer clusters. All he knows is that they are the big thing for businesses, and he wants to explore the technology. He has asked you to help.
Write a 3-page research paper explaining computer clustering, benefits, challenges, and potential applications. The paper should focus on one type of clustering application (file server, database, load balancing, web hosting, or data processing) and detail the use, potential setup (high availability or load balancing), type (COTS versus blade clusters), and network connectivity. Be sure that your paper has an introduction and a conclusion.
Your paper should be 3 pages in length. Be sure to use the appropriate APA format and cite your textbook or other sources that you used in your paper.
The paper should contain sufficient information to adequately answer the questions and contain no spelling, grammar, or APA errors. Points deducted from the grade for each writing, spelling, or grammar error are at your instructor’s discretion.
For assistance with APA requirements, please go to Academic Writer. You will find the link in the Academic Tools section of the course.
Also, review the university policy on plagiarism. If you have any questions, please contact your professor.