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You are employed as the network administrator for a mid sized business. The current data center consists of 47 physical servers in five cabinets. Existing policy dictates that the life span of a single server is three years. However, because servers have been purchased at various times over the past several years, you have found that you are purchasing replacement servers at regular intervals throughout the year. Because of the difficulty in managing the server environment and its associated costs, you have determined that the virtualization of the business’s physical servers would be an effective solution.
A. Create an executive summary for a non-IT audience outlining the benefits of virtualization for the business in the scenario.
1. Discuss the potential benefits of virtualization that could impact the business in the scenario. (300 words)
B. Identify nine criteria in the attached “Vendor Assessment Matrix Template,” which will be used to evaluate each of the (3) attached vendor proposals and detail why in the executive summary. (300 words)
1. Determine the weight for each vendor from the nine criteria in the attached “Vendor Assessment Matrix Template.” Use one template for each vendor: total (3).
C. Determine and document the score for each of the three attached vendor proposals using your weighted Vendor Assessment Matrix.
1. Evaluate which proposal you would select based on your three completed matrix's. (300 words)
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You are employed as the network administrator for a mid sized business. The current data center consists of 47 physical servers in five cabinets. Existing policy dictates that the life span of a single server is three years.