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MIS ASSIGNMENT

SUMIT KUMAR SINGH 13195

1. Explain the role of 'Microsoft Exchange' server technology in order to integrate and manage enterprise level data?

Microsoft Exchange Server is one of the most flexible and robust products in managing the messaging infrastructure of the organization. It includes a considerable number of features that help control the way emails are exchanged within the premises of the company. Microsoft exchange server have some magnificent features which plays an important role in managing enterprise level data:DAG (Database Availability Groups):It Provides database level high availability (as opposed to server level) and supports a number of copies of each database(number based on Exchange Edition) and flexible configuration (databases copies may be added / removed at will without requiring major server reconfiguration). Client Access Server (CAS):High availability for the Client Access Server role is provided by using Client Access Server (CAS) arrays. A CAS array can contain multiple Client Access Servers in an Active

Directory site and provide a single name endpoint for client connections. CAS arrays cannot span multiple Active Directory sites. Mailbox Server Role may be combined with the Client Access Server:In Exchange Server 2007, a clustered mailbox server could not be combined with any other roles. In Exchange Server 2010, the Mailbox Server Role may be combined with the Client Access Server and/or Hub Transport roles, regardless of whether or not the mailbox server participates in a Database Availability Group. However, since Database Availability Groups use Windows Failover Clustering, and Microsoft does not support the combination of Windows Failover Clustering and Windows Network Load Balancing on the same server, a multi-role deployment will require the use of a 3rd party load balancer to provide load balancing and fault tolerance for the Client Access Server role. RPC Client Access :With the introduction of the RPC Client Access service, all Outlook clients access their mailbox database through the Client Access Server role. This abstraction layer allows for improved load balancing and redundancy and minimal client impact in the event of a database level *-over ("switchover" or "failover") event. Shadow Redundancy:Exchange Server 2010 introduces a transport concept called "Shadow Redundancy" which protects e-mail messages while they are in transit. If a Hub Transport server or an Edge Transport server fails after it has received a message for processing, but before it was able to deliver it to the next "hop" server, the server which sent the message to that transport server is now able to detect the failure and redeliver the message to a different Hub Transport or Edge Transport server for processing.

2. Explain Virtual management of information and media with Apples' iCloud service. Further explain Why this isn't just a technology using a business perspective?

icloud service is the most effective way of virtually managing the information and media.icloud is cloud storage product from apple.inc.It is designed to work seamlessly with all your Apple devices connected to the Internet. For example, you can upload photos from your iPhone and access them from your MacBook, upload music from your MacBook to listen to from your iPod Touch, or upload an important document from your Mac desktop to access from your iPad when you're on the go. Apple revamped MobileMe,its predecessor and merged its offerings into the new iCloud service. iCloud not only replaces MobileMe, it also adds features, flexibility and free service for up to 5 GB of storage space. In addition, digital products you purchase through Apple's iTunes Store are available from your iCloud account without counting against that free 5 GB. Later, we'll take a closer look at iCloud's features and pricing and how they compare to other cloud storage products Like its MobileMe predecessor, iCloud's biggest advantage is that it's integrated into Apple software. That makes iCloud your most convenient cloud storage option, if all your computers and mobile devices are Apple products. Apps you use in both Mac OS X and Apple iOS can connect to your iCloud space and automatically store your data there, including your contacts list and photo gallery. Also like MobileMe, this can expand to include Apple devices used by other family members, too. With iCloud, you can ensure your data is continuously synchronized among your Apple devices while they're connected to the Internet.