A Model for Adoption of Virtual Computing, Bridging With the Critical System Architecture Construct (A Case of Kisii University, Kenya): CCE Virtualization Model
Mogoi, Oganda Bartholomew
Makiya, Cyprian Ratemo
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This study aimed at developing a model forthe adoption of virtual computing to determine the viability of application delivery in a virtualized computer environment for Kisii University and its environs. In order to achieve this, the study assessedthe roleofsystem architectureon theadoptionofa virtualized application delivery in Kisii University.The study used a descriptive study approach targeting ICT staff at different levels anddepartments. Purposive sampling was used to select participants that are involved in day to day interaction with the ERP System and other computing resources. A survey was carried outon the 43 ICTstaff membersand questionnaires administered to collect information and the data was analysed using descriptive statistics.The analysed data was summarized and the findings were reported. Data was presented in form of tables and graphs. The study revealed that; system architecture playsa key role in the implementation and adoption of Virtual Computing.Therefore, the layer of the virtualizedsystem should be treated as critical and vulnerable as the x86-based system architecture so as to give more attention to implementing security frameworks, stabilization procedures and robust recovery plans. This is becausethis vulnerable and critical system architecture is prone to security flaws, memory leakages and severe instabilities. Therefore,forminga basis for the successful implementation of a virtualized application delivery system. The study recommended that Kisii University administrationshouldhave confidenceinnewtechnologieslikevirtual application delivery for easy application delivery, sharing and data storage.