Enterprise ComputingWith Aspects of Computer Architecture Jordan Harstad Technology Support Analyst Arizona State University
What Is Enterprise Computing? • Networks and other computing needs implemented throughout a large, often widely dispersed corporation. Microsoft and IBM, for example, are enterprises; a small business is not.
Aspects • System Architecture • How different hardware architectures will affect a large computing environment. • Network Architecture • Data Redundancy • Coming Together • Concluding
System Architecture • Hardware Interfaces • Dual Core • 64-bit • Intel / AMD • SCSI / IDE / S-ATA • Software • Linux, Windows, etc… • Host or Node • What device should be a host and which a node? • Servers, workstations, printers, etc….
Network Architecture • Topology • The geographical aspect of networking. • Medium • How the devices will communication (ex: Ethernet, wireless, dial-up). • Nodes • What devices are contained within the network.
Data Redundancy • What is Data Redundancy? • The ability of a system to keep functioning normally in the event of a component failure, by having backup components that perform duplicate functions. • Why is redundancy needed? • Prevent the loss of data in the event of hardware or environment failure. • What should be redundant? • User files • Emails • System Logs • Etc…
Coming Together • System Architecture affects all aspects of Enterprise Computing. • Data Recovery • Network Behavior / Activities • Data Redundancy
Concluding • Large Form • Network Topology • Small Form • Computer Architecture • Hardware design, CPU cache, Data Register Count