Aim & Objective
This coursework is designed to demonstrate the broad understanding and knowledge of the module, assessing and evaluating the student’s strength and level of analysis; divided into four learning outcomes. The coursework should be submitted as one document in a report format in final submission.
Cloud computing known to be one of unique feature in establishing a data mobility, the benefit of this technology is hard to resist to any company including home and personal use. You are working in a small/medium company (fastfix.co.uk), the company planning to build a new network infrastructure and discussing/evaluating the options available, being the IT manager you have been appointed to study, evaluate, design and implement a new company cloud service to provide a resilient mobile and storage for all employees, by which all employees will be able to store, share and access documents and digital files on the move, the system must be able to work in multiple platform including mobile telephones. This service should be design with the main objective to help employees and engineers across the country to access information related to work. The company currently do not have any cloud infrastructure and therefore you report should explore, analyse and evaluate multiple service and deployment model. The end users at the fastfix
should be able to access files using any platform and/or desktop client over the internet. The company directors emphasised on mobility and future upcoming project for which the company planning to include VoIP services.
As a cloud engineer, produce a technical report on the design solution and a security manual that answers the following:
• Introduce and describe the problem
o Write a rational describing and analytical background of cloud history and evolution, include some illustration / diagrams to clarify the idea.
o Brief description of the problem and proposed higher level solution description
• Rationale for the solution:
o Discussion on why the solution is appropriate for the scenario.
o Architectural design (architectural diagram and description).
o Deployment model (description of the model, and discussion on why that model was chosen).
o Service model (description of the model, and discussion on why that model was
o Critical discussion on data migration during the project.
• Cloud computing solutions can be realised using various frameworks and tools. You will work with cloud service providers or open source tools to configure and implement multiple cloud solutions based on the design you have created for the given scenario.
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o Solution 1 Configure a cloud computing platform with a cloud service provider’s
framework including the installation of any simple applications on/for the platform.
o Solution 2 Implement a cloud platform using an open source tool and demonstrate how
to use the platform as a simple database server.
• Analysis of the most common problems of a cloud computing platform.
o Possible solutions to these problems.
o Analysis of the most common security issues in the cloud environment.
o Discussion on how to overcome these issues.
1. Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Pass Merit Distinction
LO1 Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of Cloud Computing and
P1 Analyse the evolution and fundamental
concepts of Cloud Computing.
P2 Design an appropriate architectural Cloud
Computing framework for a given scenario.
M1 Discuss why an
organisation should migrate to
a Cloud Computing solution. LO1 & 2
D1 Justify the tools chosen to
realise a Cloud Computing
LO2 Evaluate the deployment models, service models and technological drivers of
Cloud Computing and validate their use
P3 Define an appropriate deployment model for a
P4 Compare the service models for choosing an
adequate model for a given scenario.
M2 Demonstrate these
deployment models with real
LO3 Develop Cloud Computing solutions using service provider’s frameworks and open source tools
P5 Configure a Cloud Computing platform with a
cloud service provider’s framework.
P6 Implement a cloud platform using open source
M3 Discuss the issues and
constraints one can face
during the development
D2 Critically discuss how one
can overcome these issues and
LO4 Analyse the technical challenges for cloud applications and assess their risks
P7 Analyse the most common problems which
arise in a Cloud Computing platform and discuss
appropriate solutions to these problems.
P8 Assess the most common security issues in
M4 Discuss how to overcome
these security issues when
building a secure cloud
D3 Critically discuss how an
organisation should protect their
data when they migrate to a
2. Preparation guidelines of the Coursework Document
a. All coursework must be word processed.
b. Avoid using “Text box” in writing your assignment.
c. Document margins must not be more than 2.54 cm (1 inch) or less than 1.9cm (3/4 inch).
d. Font size must be within the range of 10 point to 14 points including the headings and body text
(preferred font size is 11) in Arial.
e. Standard and commonly used type face, such as Arial and Times New Roman, should be used.
f. All figures, graphs and tables must be numbered.
g. Material taken from external sources must be properly referred and cited within the text using Harvard
h. Do not use Wikipedia as a reference.