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SBM4104 IT Infrastructure Assessment 5 Report

Assessment Details:

Cloud services have revolutionised computing. The IaaS, PaaS and SaaS allowed businesses to develop virtualised IT infrastructure and deliver software through the cloud, independent of a user’s operating system. Cloud computing services are scalable, which means you are charged only for the services you use so there’s no need to buy in extra hardware for additional redundancy. Cloud services offer exceptional potential for improving business performance and increasing profits.

You are required to write a report on how a small/medium business can benefit from moving its IT services to Cloud.

Question

Reference

What is Cloud Computing?

Name three basic models of Cloud Computing.

Lecture Notes

Hugos and Hulitzky, Chapters 2, 3, 6

Explain the Variable Cost Operating Model (VCOM)

Hugos and Hulitzky, Chapter 2

What are three component layers of Cloud Computing:

Hardware virtualization

Data storage and database management

Applications and application development environments

Hugos and Hulitzky, Chapter 2

What are three main forms of Cloud Computing (SaaS, PaaS and IaaS)?

Lecture Notes

Hugos and Hulitzky, Chapter 3

What is Cloud Service Oriented Architecture (CSOA)?

Hugos and Hulitzky, Chapter 3

What is Cloud Data Security and Service Reliability?

List Gartner’s Seven Cloud-Computing Security Risks.

What is Azure Security Centre?

Lecture Notes

Hugos and Hulitzky, Chapter 4

Azure Security Center, Microsoft Azure

What is Virtualisation?

What are four main categories of Microsoft Azure virtualization?

Describe Microsoft Azure virtual machines

Lecture Notes

‘What is Virtualisation?’, Microsoft Azure

References

Hugos, MH & Hulitzky, D 2010, Business in the Cloud: What Every Business Needs to Know about

Cloud Computing, John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, viewed 23 Mar 2020, E-book Central (ProQuest)

‘Azure Security Center’, Microsoft Azure, viewed 23 Mar 2020, <https://docs.microsoft.com/enus/azure/security-center/security-center-intro>

‘What is Virtualization’, Microsoft Azure, viewed 23 Mar 2020, <https://azure.microsoft.com/enus/overview/what-is-virtualization/>

Marking Criteria and Rubric:The assessment will be marked out of 100 and will be weighted 30% of the total unit mark.

Marking

Criteria for Task-B

Not satisfactory

(0-49%) of the

criterion mark)

Satisfactory

(50-64%) of the criterion mark

Good

(65-74%) of the criterion mark

Very Good

(75-84%) of the criterion mark

Excellent

(85-100%) of the criterion mark

Cloud Computing, models, layers and

VCOM

(30 marks)

Inadequate understanding of Cloud Computing, models, layers and VCOM

Basic understanding of Cloud Computing,

models, layers and

VCOM

Exhibits breadth and depth of understanding of Cloud Computing,

models, layers and

VCOM

Exhibits accurate and detailed breadth and depth of understanding of Cloud Computing, models, layers and

VCOM

Displays exceptional understanding of Cloud Computing, models, layers and VCOM, and their practical application

SaaS, PaaS, IaaS,

VCOM and CSOA (20 marks)

Inadequate understanding of SaaS,

PaaS, IaaS, VCOM and

CSOA

Basic understanding of

SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, 

VCOM and CSOA

Exhibits breadth and depth of understanding of SaaS, PaaS, IaaS,

VCOM and CSOA

Exhibits accurate and detailed breadth and depth of understanding of SaaS, PaaS, IaaS,

VCOM and CSOA

Displays exceptional understanding of SaaS, PaaS, IaaS,

VCOM and CSOA

Cloud Security (20 marks)

Inadequate

understanding of Cloud

Security

Basic understanding of Cloud Security

Exhibits breadth and depth of

understanding of Cloud Security

Exhibits accurate and detailed breadth and depth of

understanding of Cloud Security

Displays exceptional understanding of Cloud Security

Virtualisation (20 marks)

Inadequate understanding of Virtualisation

Basic understanding of Virtualisation

Exhibits breadth and depth of understanding of

Exhibits accurate and detailed breadth and depth of understanding of

Displays exceptional understanding of

Document

structure and presentation

(10 marks)

Inadequate document

structure and presentation

Basic document structure and presentation

Good document structure and presentation

Very good document structure and presentation

Exceptional document

structure and presentation