Author: Christine Farr


Assignment 1: Using DFS
Due Week 3 and worth 120 points
Suppose you are employed by a company that has recently acquired another multinational company operating in three (3) different countries. One (1) of your managers has asked whether or not it would be feasible to replicate data between these different locations both cost effectively and efficiently.
Write a two to three (2-3) page paper in which you:
Specify the top three (3) characteristics of Distributed File System (DFS) that make you believe it could be suitably used in this and other organizations where data replication is needed for collaboration and ease of access.
Propose the DFS components that you would consider implementing and configuring based on the needs of the organization. Provide a rationale for your proposal.
Examine remote differential compression for its ability to meet the requirement of the organization to have efficient data replication between the different office locations.
4.     Suggest two (2) means by which DFS can improve fault tolerance for critical data stores in organizations, providing a high-availability solution.
Use at least three (3) 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.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Explain and plan server deployments and images.
Compare and contrast deployment strategies among different application servers and server roles.
Demonstrate the ability to develop server and network security configurations to include policies and patch management solutions for a large enterprise.
Describe and plan the implementation of auditing and monitoring servers and services.
Compare and contrast deployment strategies among different application servers and server roles.
Describe and implement the different file and print services options and configurations utilized on servers in networked environments.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in the administration of server environments.
Write clearly and concisely about advanced network server implementation topics using proper writing mechanics and technical style conventions. 

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