1. What is structured and unstructured data? Research the challenges of storing and
managing unstructured data.
2. Discuss the benefits of Information-centric storage architecture over server-centric
3. What are the attributes of big data?
4. Research how businesses use their information assets to derive competitive advantage
and new business opportunities.
5. Research on personal data management.
1. What are the advantages of a virtualized data center over a classic data center?
3. Which components constitute the disk service time? Which component contributes the
largest percentage of the disk service time in a random I/O operation?
6. Research other elements of a data center besides the core elements discussed in this
chapter, including environmental parameters such as HVAC, power supplies and