Project #2 - IT Infrastructure Marketplace Brief - Approved Topics
Social Media, how they make money, markets and share
MIMO and MU-MIMO WiFi, 802.11ac, Beamforming
Cell Tech and Markets in US compared to other world markets, 3G, 4G, LTE, competing tech, world market competitors
Alcatel's lightRadio and other solutions to cellular congestion & exploding data usage
Tape libraries and mass storage, enterprise class.
Tape devices for small and mid-sized applications
SSD mass storage and other alternatives to tape
Hard disks: Compare current technologies SCSI vs SATA, or
pick one and id the market players
Tech for connecting devices to computers: USB, FireWire, Thunderbolt
Data Backup providers, for business, not personal. Or, personal Backup providers.
NAS - What is it, how does it differ from SAN. Who's in the market?
SAN - What is it, how does it differ from NAS. Who's in the market?
SSD-Solid State Disk replacing Hard Disks for personal computers and/or servers.
Electrical power systems for data centers/computer rooms: PCU/ATS, UPS, racking systems, backup generators.
Who needs them, Who makes them? What's their share of the market.
Cooling, or fire-suppression systems, for network rooms or data centers.
Mainframes: Who uses
them? zApp/zOS, Linux on Mainframe, IBM zSeries/Ubuntu, IBM's competitors
Super Computers: How are they used, emergence in business analytics? Top
manufacturers, IBM's in good company. Three recent most PetaFlops? Which mfg has the most supercomputers in the field? Who's the runner-up?
Mid-range computers: Why are they important? Who uses
them? Who are the top three mfs? What's their market share? Or, compare mid-range vs farms of genericIntels...
Server/Workstation class computers: Who uses them, how?
Personal/Notebook computers. Impact of tablets. Is this market really dead?
RAM, who makes it, market shares, what kinds are out now, what's next.
Software as a service providers, issues with security especially
Cloud or Grid computing solutions. Who's providing the software
for it? Who's gonna prevail? Google, Amazon, Rackspace Cloud, IBM, &c...
Blade chassis and servers. How do they compare with server
Virtualization approaches, software and hardware.
Virtual Firewalls vs. Hardware Firewalls. Pros and Cons, and who's got the marketshare in each approach.