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Case Study: Carlson Companies
Read the case study titled "Carlson Companies" found at the end of Chapter 10.
Write a three to four page paper in which you:
• Assess how the Carlson SAN approach would be implemented in today's environment.
• Compare the pros and cons of consolidating data on a SAN central data facility versus the dispersed arrangement it replaces.
• Evaluate the issues raised from the Carlson SAN mixing equipment from a number of vendors and determine the management options for dealing with this type of situation.
• Justify the reduction of administration and management of storage networking through Carlson's IP SAN.
• Assess how cloud computing could be used by Carlson instead of a SAN. Create a diagram using Visio or its open source alternative software to illustrate the use of cloud computing. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
• Use at least three 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; references must follow APA or school-specific format.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
• Compare and contrast among local area and wide area network technologies and architectures.
• Use technology and information resources to research issues in communication networks.
• Write clearly and concisely about communication networks using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions.