Technical Paper: Planning an Application Server Migration
Due Week 10 and worth 200 points
Imagine you are working for a large international purchasing company that has just bought a growing local company that manufactures western wear at several locations (it’s a group of cottage industries; remember from the other scenarios that it now has eight (8) satellite offices, four (4) large and four (4) small ones). The previous owner, Sam Yosemite, tells his IT team to provide support and information to your IT staff to help with the transition to your forest domain. Gathering information from the other writing assignment descriptions, decide the best ways to bring the “Wild Frontier” network into your domain, “Foghorn Leghorn” and migrate to your current standards.
The business acquisition is largely superficial and the existing personnel structures will remain in place. You have to bring the “Wild Frontier” under the “Foghorn Leghorn” domain and make sure production needs are met at all the satellite locations. Your budget is fairly generous due to allocated funds for the transition, but will likely be much more constrained in the future. Take maintenance costs (both money and man-hours) into consideration as you design your solutions.
The same design requirements specified in the writing assignments (support, hours of operation, remote staff, Internet access, and sensitive file access) still apply, but disk space management is no longer as much of a concern and being part of a large company brings economies of scale to licensing purchases; take advantage of these. Department cost allocation is even more of a priority. Providing shooting targets (large paper reports) for Sam is no longer a need (the managers celebrate).
Workstations will all be standardized and provided with Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). Use those to your best advantage for standardization and support staff man-hour savings while still addressing control over users’ access of unapproved media services and applications.
Write a ten to fifteen (10-15) page technical paper which covers the following:
Suggest how to use Terminal Services to help meet criteria for providing applications and support for the remote offices.
Determine how application pools will help to reduce costs. Be specific in your configuration specifications.
Formulate how using AD groups and NTFS permissions should best be configured for security and appropriate access.
Evaluate how you might use Windows SharePoint Services to provide support for the additional remote offices and help prevent duplication of work.
Examine how you can use high-availability technologies to manage costs.
Propose how you will take advantage of the change in licensing considerations.
Provide a plan to manage network load balancing and avoid slowdowns in performance as much as possible.
Determine what considerations you will take into account for your printer requirements.
Use Visio or a similar tool to depict graphically the physical and logical layout of your plan. Note: The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
Use at least five (5) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Make sure you make your Visio graphs and use the 5 sources