1. Place the following eras of IT infrastructure evolution in order, from earliest to most recent:
(1) Cloud Computing Era (2) Client/Server, (3) Enterprise Era, (4) Personal Computer, and (5)
Mainframe and Minicomputer.
A) 4, 5, 3, 2, 1
B) 5, 4, 2, 3, 1
C) 4, 5, 2, 3, 1
D) 5, 4, 2, 1, 3
In a multi-tiered network
A) the work of the entire network is centralized.
B) the work of the entire network is balanced over several levels of servers.
C) processing is split between clients and servers.
D) processing is handled by multiple, geographically remote clients.
Interpretations of Moore's law assert that
A) computing power doubles every 18 months.
B) transistors decrease in size 50% every two years.
C) data storage costs decrease by 50% every 18 months.
D) none of the above.
A SAN is a ________ network.
A) server area
B) storage area
C) scalable architecture
D) service-oriented architecture
Legacy systems are still used because they
A) can only be run on the older mainframe computers.
B) are too expensive to redesign.
C) integrate well using new Web services technologies.
D) contain valuable data that would be lost during redesign.
Which of the following is NOT an example of the emerging mobile computing platforms?
B) the Kindle
C) cell phones
Connecting geographically remote computers in a single network to create a "virtual
supercomputer" is called
B) edge computing.
C) grid computing.
D) utility computing.
The process of presenting a set of computing resources (such as computing power or data