Data Storage Learning Outcomes Analyze the concepts of networked data storage technologies

Data Storage

Learning Outcomes

Analyze the concepts of networked data storage technologies & architectures.

Critically analyze appropriate data storage strategies & architectures for managing an organization’s data.

Assignment Objective

Assignment is an effective method for developing student’s conceptual understanding of storage technologies and network configurations & implementation of range of storage solutions to enable business continuity.

Assignment Tasks:

Carefully read the provided research paper “Evolution of Storage media technology within the data center” Critically evaluate the concepts of networked data storage technologies & architectures in any organization of your choice. (40 Marks)

Carefully read the provided research paper “Agrawal, R. & Nyamful, C. (2016). Challenges of big data storage and management. Global Journal of Information Technology. 6(1), 01-10.” Critically evaluate appropriate data storage strategies & architectures for managing an organization’s data. (40 Marks)

Based on the evaluation from both the research papers justify why organizations need Separate Network For Storage. (10 Marks)

Format and Referencing (10 Marks)

Rules & Regulations:

All resources should be cited using APA referencing style.

The words limit for the essay is 1200 (approximately). For each task, students are expected to write approximately 350-400 words.

Students are expected to provide at least 5 in text citations.

The final assignment must have a Title page, Table of Contents, References/ bibliography using CU Harvard Style and page numbers.

Title Page must have Assignment Name, Module name, Session, your name, ID, and the name of the faculty.

Rules & Regulations:

Assignment must be computer typed.

Font – Times New Roman

Font – Style – Regular

Font – Size – 12

Heading should be with Font Size 14, Bold, Capital and Underline.

Explain with suitable diagrams wherever required. Diagrams must be drawn using suitable software or by pencil.

Each student has to do the assignment individually / Students have to do the assignment collaboratively and each student should write a brief reflection on their contribution and learnings from group work.

No Plagiarism, Malpractice, Ghost Writing, or Collusion

Assessment Evaluation Criteria

Classification And % Range

Knowledge and Understanding / Application of Theory /

Evidence of Reading

Technical / Practical Skills

Reflection and critical analysis

General / Transferable skills*

First Class

Outstanding 94 -100

Outstanding knowledge and depth of understanding of principles and concepts.

Outstanding ability to apply the theoretical concepts by

considering of information systematically.

Evidence of reading a wide range of educational literature/research and where applicable workplace strategies, policies and

procedures.

Tasks completed with very high accuracy.

Outstanding skills in interpretation of

results / and accomplishing practical tasks.

Demonstrates high degree of autonomy in completing tasks

Outstanding skills for critical analysis, evaluation and synthesizing.

Outstanding reflective practices, demonstrating outstanding personal learning and growth, insight into required professional values and principles and professional development planning.

Original Findings

presented with conviction and justified very well

Outstanding ability to use learning resources

Outstanding presentation, logically structured, using accurate grammar and spelling.

Mostly correct cross- referencing and links to supporting evidence

Outstanding ability to communicate the information verbally and in writing.

Outstanding ability to work in groups and to manage teams.

Outstanding ability to learn autonomously.

Very accurate referencing and

bibliography using appropriate referencing style

Outstanding problem solving skills and outstanding decision-

making skills.

Excellent 84 – 93.99

Excellent knowledge and depth of

understanding of

principles and concepts.

Excellent ability to apply the theoretical concepts by

considering of

information systematically.

Tasks completed with high accuracy.

Excellent skills in interpretation of

results / and accomplishing practical tasks.

Excellent skills for critical analysis, evaluation and synthesizing.

Excellent reflective practices, demonstrating excellent personal learning and growth, insight into required

professional values

Excellent ability to use learning resources

Excellent presentation, logically structured, using accurate grammar and spelling.

Mostly correct cross- referencing and links to supporting evidence

Evidence of beyond the minimum expected range of of educational literature/research and where applicable workplace strategies, policies and

procedures.

and principles and professional development planning.

Findings presented with conviction and justified well

Excellent ability to communicate the information verbally and in writing.

Excellent ability to work in groups and to manage teams.

Excellent ability to learn autonomously.

Accurate referencing and bibliography using appropriate referencing style

Excellent problem

solving skills for decision-making skills.

Second Class, Upper Division

Very Good 77 – 83.99

Very good knowledge and depth of

understanding of

principles and concepts.

Very good ability to apply the theoretical concepts by

considering of information systematically.

Evidence of reading a very good number of educational literature/research and where applicable workplace strategies, policies and

procedures.

Tasks completed with very good accuracy.

Very good skills in interpretation of

results / and accomplishing practical tasks.

Very good skills for critical analysis, evaluation and synthesizing.

Very good reflective practices, demonstrating very Good personal learning and growth, insight into required professional values and principles and professional development planning.

Findings presented with conviction with very good justification

Very good ability to use learning resources

Very good

presentation, logically structured, using accurate grammar and spelling.

Mostly correct cross- referencing and links to supporting evidence

Very good ability to communicate the information verbally and in writing.

Very good ability to work in groups and to manage teams.

Very good ability to learn autonomously.

Precise referencing and bibliography using appropriate referencing style

Very good problem

solving skills decision- making skills.

Second Class, Lower Division

Good 70 – 76.99

Good knowledge and depth of

understanding of

principles and concepts.

Good ability to apply the theoretical concepts by

considering of information systematically.

Evidence of reading a good number of educational literature/research and where applicable workplace strategies, policies and

procedures.

Tasks completed with good accuracy.

Good skills in

interpretation of

results / and accomplishing practical tasks.

Good skills for critical analysis, evaluation and synthesizing.

Good reflective practices, demonstrating good personal learning and growth, insight into required professional values and principles and professional development planning.

Findings presented with conviction and good justification.

Good ability to use learning resources

Good presentation, logically structured, using accurate grammar and spelling.

correct cross- referencing and links to supporting evidence

Good ability to communicate the information verbally and in writing.

Good ability to work in groups and to manage teams.

Good ability to learn autonomously.

Good referencing and bibliography using appropriate referencing style

Good problem solving

skills and decision- making skills.

Third Class

Satisfactory 60 – 69.99

Satisfactory knowledge and depth of

understanding of

principles and concepts.

Fair application of the theoretical concepts by considering of information systematically.

Evidence of reading a fair number of educational literature/research and where applicable workplace strategies, policies and

procedures.

Tasks completed with satisfactory accuracy.

Satisfactory skills in interpretation of

results / and accomplishing practical tasks.

Satisfactory skills for critical analysis, evaluation and synthesizing.

Satisfactory reflective practices, demonstrating fair personal learning and growth, insight into required professional values and principles and professional development planning.

Findings presented with conviction and satisfactory justification.

Satisfactory presentation, logically structured, using accurate grammar and spelling.

Satisfactory cross- referencing and links to supporting evidence

Satisfactory ability to communicate the information verbally and in writing.

Satisfactory ability to work in groups and to manage teams.

Satisfactory ability to learn autonomously.

Satisfactory referencing and

bibliography using appropriate referencing style

Satisfactory problem

solving skills and

exceptionally competent for

decision-making.

Acceptable

/ Pass 50 – 59.9

Basic knowledge and depth of

understanding of

principles and concepts.

Basic ability to apply the theoretical concepts by

considering of information systematically.

Evidence of reading a few number of educational literature/research and where applicable workplace strategies, policies and

procedures.

Tasks completed with minimum acceptable accuracy.

Acceptable skills in interpretation of

results / and accomplishing practical tasks.

Basic skills for critical analysis, evaluation and synthesizing.

Basic reflective practices, demonstrating some personal learning and growth, insight into required professional values and principles and professional development planning.

Findings presented with conviction and acceptable justification.

Acceptable presentation, logically structured, using accurate grammar and spelling.

Acceptable cross- referencing and links to supporting evidence

Basic ability to communicate the information verbally and in writing.

Basic ability to work in groups and to manage teams.

Basic ability to learn autonomously.

Basic referencing and bibliography using appropriate referencing style

Basic problem solving

skills and decision- making skills.

Fail / Poor

<50

Inadequate knowledge and understanding of principles and concepts.

Poor application of the theoretical concepts

No evidence of reading educational literature/research and where applicable workplace strategies, policies and

procedures.

Tasks not completed

Poor skills in

interpretation of

results / and accomplishing practical tasks.

Poor skills for critical analysis, evaluation and synthesizing.

Poor reflective practices, demonstrating some personal learning and growth, insight into required professional values and principles and professional development planning.

Findings presented unconvincingly with improper justification.

Poor presentation, logically structured, using accurate grammar and spelling.

Inadequate cross- referencing and links to supporting evidence

Poor ability to

communicate the information verbally and in writing.

Poor ability to work in groups and to manage teams.

Poor ability to learn autonomously.

Inadequate referencing and

bibliography using appropriate

referencing style

Poor problem solving skills and decision-

making skills.

Assessment Sheet – Basic Analysis:

Deliverables

Aspects

0-6

7-12

13-20

21-28

29-35

Marks

Task 2

Critically

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evaluate the concepts of

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No summary

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at all.

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excessively

content.

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architectures in any

Provides an

unclear, unintelligible

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describe your

brief or may

include some extraneous

Describes

personal reaction to

context and

content. Thoroughly

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and illogical

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with paper’s

Clearly and

substantially

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consistently

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with paper’s

formatting.

meaning.

Deliverables

Aspects

0-6

7-12

13-20

21-28

29-35

Marks

Task 3

Critically

Provides an

Provides a

Provides a

Provides a

Provides a

evaluate appropriate

unclear and

unintelligible summary of

somewhat

muddled, unclear and

clear but

shallow summary of

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the article or

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summary of

strategies &

No summary

summary of

may be

context and

the article

architectures

at all.

the article.

excessively

content.

context and

for managing an

Provides an

unclear, unintelligible

Attempts to

describe your

brief or may

include some extraneous

Describes

personal reaction to

content.

Thoroughly describes your

organization’s

and illogical

personal

information.

the article;

personal

data.

description of

reaction to

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includes a

reaction to

personal

the article,

personal

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the article;

reaction OR

but lacks a

reaction to

discussion of

includes

No

logical flow

the article;

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discussion of

description of

and reaction

includes no

issues within

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discussion of

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Contains all

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all. Response

discussion of

issues within

correct info

Contains all

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regarding

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information

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contains

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Contains

conventions,

accurate and

source and

frequent

spelling, and

proper

date.

errors in

punctuation

grammatical

Contains

grammatical

most of the

conventions,

numerous

conventions,

time; errors

spelling, and

errors in grammatical conventions, spelling, and punctuation; substantially interferes with paper’s meaning.

spelling, and punctuation; errors begin to interfere with paper’s meaning.

do not interfere with the topic.

punctuation. Clearly and consistently uses proper formatting.

Deliverables

Aspects

0-2

3-5

6-7

8-9

10

Marks

Task 4

Justification on Need For Separate Network For Storage

Partial or weak attempt.

Fair attempt.

Good attempt.

Very good attempt.

Excellent attempt.

Deliverables

Aspects

0-2

3-5

6-7

8-9

10

Marks

Task 4

Format and

Partial or

Fair

Good

Very good

Excellent

referencing

weak

Formatting

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Formatting

attempt.

and proper

and proper in

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and proper in

in text

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referencing.

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