Demonstrate a systematic understanding of cloud computing concepts, principles and practice in the analysis and design of a robust solution.
Plan, research and produce a report on an overview of Cloud Computing. Covering the key components such as essential characteristics, service models, deployment models, virtualisation etc
Exercise effective judgment in the analysis, planning, deployment and evaluation of core cloud design principles with respect to best practice.
Identify and present Cloud Computing solutions based on a specified case study scenario. You should justify yourchosen solutions and state how you plan to implement them.
London Bikes Ltd is a Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) located in the heart of London. They sell low to high end bicycles specific for city riding, but also take custom orders based on their customers desired requirements. Currently, London Bikes has a website that they host internally. Alongside this, they have a full database management system that is used predominately for customer accounts, orders and billing. Their IT capabilities are also used to assist administrative staff on in-house tasks such as payroll for their 150 employees. London Bikes is seeking to learn about Cloud Computing and some of the solutions they could implement to improve their business process for customers and staff such as Software as a Service (SaaS). Initially they want to start with a cloud data backup solution to make sure their confidential data is secure and also safe from potential loss. As a Cloud Computing Consultant, you have identified two key tasks that are required to meet the request of London Bikes Ltd.
Produce a 4000 word report on an “Overview of Cloud Computing” explaining what it is, the benefits as well as the core aspects including but not limited to:
· Background and terminology to help staff at London Bikes understand Cloud Computing
· Essential characteristics and benefits that can be expected if they were to implement some potential solution
· Service models and available real-world services
· Deployments models and your recommended model for London Bikes Ltd.
· An explanation of virtualisation and how it links to Cloud Computing
· Migration strategies of Cloud Computing
· Concerns of security
· Implementation process of SaaS for London Bikes
At all times during the report, you should keep in mind London Bikes and relate to their SME company setup. You must include relevant figures/diagrams or statistical data where necessary in order for Executives and Decision-making board of London Bikes to understand the importance of Cloud Computing and how Cloud Computing can make their business productive and cost effective. You should also include academic and credible sources of information with a focus on recently published books, journals and whitepapers.
Practical applications and justification of your recommendations should be emphasised with key points highlighted and where possible backed up with literate and credible sources. The report should convey a professional feel and be prepared as if it were to be presented to London Bikes Ltd. Inside the report however you are to include typical formatting including title page, contents and references.
Research Informed Literature (20%)
Marks will be awarded based on the quality of the research informed work documented in Task 1.
2. Knowledge and Understanding of Subject (30%)
Marks will be awarded based on your ability to demonstrate your understanding of core Cloud Computing concepts through task 1.
3. Analysis (15%)
Marks will be awarded for analysis and justification based on the specified case study. Here students should emphasis why they have chosen specific solutions to implement. Marks will be considered through both tasks 1 and 2.
4. Practical Application and Deployment (25%) Marks will be based on your ability to prepare and present your information in relation to task 2. Students should be clear, concise and professional with their presentation relating to the specified scenario in task 2.
5. Skills for Professional Practice (10%)
Skills for Professional Practice will be assessed base on the written quality of the report (task 1) and quality of presentation prepared (task 2).