Cloud Infrastructure and Enterprise Services


Upon completion of the module, the student will understand the transition from a traditional enterprise in-house environment to a Cloud based enterprise environment. This involves an examination of concepts such as virtualization at each layer – compute, storage, network, desktop, and application – along with business continuity in a Cloud environment. The student will understand Cloud computing fundamentals, infrastructure components, service management activities, security concerns, and considerations for Cloud adoption.

Current developments with respect to IS technologies and their impact on business models will also be examined; the student will have a knowledge of significant new technology approaches. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand and evaluate the tradtional Enterprise Infrastructure.

  2. Identify and implement a Virtualized Storage solution.

  3. Design and develop virtualization technology of compute, storage, network, desktop and application layers of IT infrastructure.

  4. Describe and analyse business continuity solutions in a virtual data centre

  5. Describe and analyse the key considerations for migration to the Cloud

  6. Describe the emerging technology enviornment for Information Systems.

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