Discussion on the employed cloud architecture by SoftArc Engineering
In order to meet the board strategy, SoftArc Engineering Company must adopt Software as a Service Architecture.
Description of the SaaS architecture along with proper reason behind its deployment
The cloud architecture, which is found to be most appropriate for the SoftArc Company, is software as a service architecture, which is considered as one of the software delivering as well as licensing model in which proper software is licensed that is dependent on proper subscription (Toosi, Calheiros & Buyya, 2014).
The reason that exists between the deployments of the architecture is many. It is analyzed that the architecture of Software as a Service can be implemented in a very short time-period. The architecture is quite helpful in upgrading as well as maintaining both the systems as well as software for achieving effective customization. The model is found to be proper for the SoftArc Company, as it is quite flexible in meeting various needs as well as requirements of the organization.
Benefits as well as issues that occur due to deployment
The benefits as well as challenges that generally occur due to deployment include:
Benefits: The architecture of SaaS is considered proper for SoftArc Company as it helps in maintaining as well as upgrading both the software as well as system appropriately that further helps in achieving effective customization (Sanaei et al., 2014). The architecture can be effectively up and down for maintaining various requirements as well as needs of the customers. By using the SaaS architecture, the users can easily access information as well as data as appropriate information are always available as it is connected with the internet.
Issues: The organization can also face number of challenges by using the SaaS architecture. It is analyzed that one the most important challenge is security problems (Lian, Yen and Wang, 2014). The cloud architecture does not provide appropriate security as well as privacy to the architecture of the cloud.
Discussion on the risk that is associated with Hybrid Cloud Strategy along with control measures
The various risks as well as associated control measures include:
Improper data redundancy: Improper well-publicized outrages assist in highlighting various types of risks that are helpful in executing the application in a particular data centre.
Solution: In order to mitigate this problem, proper redundancy must be implemented in the data centre with the help of single appropriate provider (Ercolani, 2013).
Inappropriate security management: It is analyzed that both public as well as private cloud is needed in order to provide appropriate security as well as authentication.
Solution: In order to integrate the cloud, either the control is replicated or the data is kept under proper synchronization that helps in providing appropriate single service to the entire system (Botta et al., 2016).
Discussion of the general information security steps as well as controls
The general information security steps include:
Proper security risk assessment: The problem can be mitigated by using proper risk prevention as well as risk assessment methodology. The risks or problems can also be resolved by maintaining appropriate log monitoring.
Effective security management: Effective security management is offered either by replicating the control to the cloud or by managing appropriate data storage for sensitive data (Almorsy, Grundy & Muller, 2016).
Appropriate data redundancy: Appropriate data redundancy is generally implemented by using numerous data centers for resolving the issues that are associated with it.
Recommendation to SoftArc Engineering Company for the adoption of Hybrid Cloud
The various types of recommendation, which are provided to the company for the adoption of hybrid cloud, include:
Backup: With the help of hybrid cloud, the organization can backup previous data whenever required (Kern, 2014). This facility is considered very beneficial as it helps in backing up important data whenever needed.
Disaster Recovery: With the adoption of appropriate hybrid cloud, the organization receives the facility of data recovery. With the help of this facility, the organization can recover important data as well as information when they lost the data due to some problem.
Application of resilience: Application of resilience is considered as the ability, which assists in resuming proper execution (Avram, 2014). This facility is provided by hybrid cloud and it cannot be achieved within the infrastructure of web.
Discussion of various requirements that must be considered by SoftArc Engineering
The various requirement of the company include:
Remote server administration: The requirements include proper system understanding, appropriate administration as well as proper system determination. It assists in setting up a system that is very much fast, easier to maintain as well as it does not put much strain on budgets.
SLA management: The needs as well as requirements that is required to be considered by SoftArc Company include service pricing, discounting strategies, information about various service description reporting to the customer and more (Tao et al., 2014). It is identified that entire information are helpful in conducting appropriate SLA management within the organization as it generally provides appropriate alignment between the goals of the business as well as to the IT investments.
Resource Management: The various types of requirements, which are need by the SoftArc Engineering Company, include time optimization, proper availability of resources, tracking resource utilization and response towards the changes in the project (Lian, Yen and Wang, 2014). Appropriate management of resources with the help of proposed PaaS as well as IaaS helps in providing fast information access, simple user experience as well as providing important information to the SoftArc engineering company.
Move of SharePoint instance and their SQL Server 2012 Database servers to the AWS cloud
Discussion on the steps, which are included in the plan for moving the services
The steps include:
Migration plan: Appropriate planning is needed before migrating the SQL server as well as SharePoint. It includes appropriate definition of scope with appropriate resources as well as timelines.
Architecture plan: Appropriate plan must be created with the help of features that include taxonomy, permission as well as customization (Ercolani, 2013).
Appropriate customization: The plan is mainly migrated with the help of proper customization as well as integration.
Content migration: It is analyzed that both the content of the ShrePoint as well as server SQL should be migrated according to the source as well as target.
Migration verification: After the completion of the migration, it must be verified properly (Kern, 2014).
Discussion of the critical points as well as issues with explanation that can see occurring at each of the steps
The steps include:
Migration plan: The activities of planning phase are very much complex as well as dependent and it is one of the important issues.
Architecture plan: Improper planning of information architechture sometimes raises issues.
Appropriate customization: It is very much significant to understand both customization as well as integration appropriately and therefore it causes problems in transforming data during various data migration (Almorsy, Grundy & Muller, 2016).
Content migration: Inappropriate migration of content creates problem, which include rebranding, inappropriate validation and more.
Migration verification: If the procedure of migration is not conducted properly then it is very much difficult to move the content in the new environment (Botta et al,2016).
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