Module 01 Course Project – System Analysis
During a meeting of the IT Storage team with the incoming CTO, questions were raised
about the current storage utilization of XYZ Technology Services and what the requirements
would be for the next three (3) years for the company as part of its SEC Compliance
certification assessments. The questions raised pertained to the best use of the storage
The company runs a Hybrid Server environment with a collocated rack which provides
primary access for its publicly facing ecommerce business with clustered failover to an Azure
The company’s operations and financial platforms are found at one of two
locations with a mix of Active Directory Windows servers, Linux servers, and Oracle DB
For this first part of the project, your manager has asked you to analyze the current system
design of the company and describe the advantages and disadvantages of deploying JBOD,
Raid Arrays, and Virtual Disks.
Next, describe how to apply the technologies listed above to the different physical
environments that are used at XYZ Technology: on premises server, on premises SAN, and
Azure Storage spaces.
Finally, describe how to use a thirty (30) disk shelf adapter connected to a Production
Windows File Server populated with a mixture of ten (10) SAS SSD hard drives,
ten (10) 15K
premium SAS spinning hard drives, and ten (10) 7.2K SATA spinning hard drives to create
In a brief paper address each of the following:
1. Prepare a written report describing the JBOD, RAID, and Virtual disk including the
advantages, disadvantages and preferred use cases.