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INFO8008 - Cloud Business Development

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Title:Cloud Business Development
Long Title:Cloud Business Development
Module Code:INFO8008
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Information Systems
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: CATHERINE MURPHY
Module Author: MARTIN CONNOLLY
Module Description: This module discusses the business and technical issues pertaining to Cloud Computing and assesses its value for Business Information Systems.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Apply Cloud Architectures to Business Scenarios.
LO2 Describe and discuss the technologies and infrastructure available for Cloud Applications.
LO3 Critically evaluate and discuss business strategies and management issues for Cloud Computing.
LO4 Critically discuss legal and compliance issues in Cloud Computing.
LO5 Implement a Enterprise-Level Cloud Computing Application.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The Cloud Computing Model
Nature of Cloud Computing. Software As A Service (SaaS). Infrastructure As A Service (IaaS). Platform As A Service (PaaS). On-Demand. Self Service. Pay-By-Use Models. Programmable Infrastructure. Composed & Composable Applications. Web Application Deployment. Delivering Services Over The Network. Securing the Cloud. The Role of Open Source Software. Benefits of Cloud Computing.
Virtualization
Virtualization & Virtual Machines. Storage Clouds
Infrastructure Models
Cloud Computing Infrastructure Models. Public, Private & Hybrid Clouds. Selecting A Cloud Computing Model. Cloud Computing Architectural Layers. Cloud Computing Service Categories. Cloud Computing Programming Interfaces.
Cloud Architecture
Architectural Decisions for Infrastructure As A Service (IAAS). Evolving Application Architectures. Changing Approaches to Architecture. Programmatically Deploying Application Architectures. Changing Application Designs. Horizontal Scaling. High Performance Computing. Database Management Systems. CPU-Intensive Processing. Data-Intensive Processing. Characteristics of Good Application Architectures. Consistent & Stable Abstraction Layer. Virtual Machine Images. Standard Deployment Unit. Addressing Complexity With Standards. The Standards. Virtual Machine Types. Preinstalled & Preconfigured Systems. Tools & Languages. Supporting Refactoring. Programmatic Application Deployment. Application Maintenance. Deployment Patterns. Loose Coupled, Stateless, Fail-In-Place Computing. Horizontal Scaling. Overall Application Availability. Surge Computing. Parallelization, Load Balancers & Content Switches. Other Uses of Parallelization. Batch Performance of Resource Intensive Tasks. Data Partitioning. Data Physics (Cloud Server Processing Time), The Data Physics Equation. The Cost of Moving Data. Relationship Between Data & Processing. Programming Strategies for Data Physics. Compliance & Data Physics. Handling Personal Data. Industry Standards, Compliance & Cloud Providers. Security & Data Physics.
Cloud Security
Network Security Practices. Protection in the Networked Environment. Approaches to Network Security. Port Filtering.
Storage Infrastructure
Storage Technology & Networks. Replacing Servers with Storage Networks. Technologies for Storage Networks. I/O Techniques & Storage Area Networks (SAN). File Systems & Network Attached Storage (NAS). Data Protection. RAID Arrays. Direct Attached Storage. SCSI. Content Addressed Storage (CAS). Storage Virtualisation. Replication. Data Centres. Storage Infrastructure Security. Storage Infrastructure Management. Green IT & Environmental Challenges. Distributed Storage. Data Grids. Data Security & Protection. Business Continuity. Disaster Recovery Planning.
Cloud Strategy & Management
Adoption Strategies. Migration Strategies. Transition Management. Risk Management. Cloud Services. The Service-Oriented Enterprise. Business Process Management in the Cloud. Enterprise Cloud Computing. Document Management Systems, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Systems in the Cloud. Using Cloud Computing for E-Business and E-Government. Financial Market Analysis, Business Analytics and Business Intelligence in the Cloud. Impact of the Cloud on Outsourcing.
Compliance & Legal Issues
Control, Security & Risk in the Cloud. Standard Contracts for Cloud Services. Negotiated Contracts for Cloud Services. Public Sector Cloud Contracts. Regulation of Personal Data in the Cloud. Restrictions on International Data Transfers. Law Enforcement Access to Cloud Data. Competition in the Cloud Computing Sector. Consumer Protection in Cloud Environments. Copyright. Cloud Governance.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation This group presentation will take the form of a podcast where students will discuss a contemporary issue in Cloud Computing. 2,3 15.0 Week 4
Project This group project will require the students to design and implement a Cloud Application as part of the development of a start-up business. This is a cross modular project that will be carried out in conjunction with INFO8005 (Knowledge Systems) and MGMT8007 (New Venture Planning). 1,5 35.0 Week 12
Short Answer Questions Short answer questions on the technology and business concepts pertaining to Cloud Business Development. 1,2,3,4 50.0 Week 10
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lectures on the business and technical issues pertaining to Cloud Computing 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Practical sessions on the development and deployment of Cloud Business Applications. 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of concepts. Application to project work. 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture ectures on the business and technical issues pertaining to Cloud Computing 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab Practical sessions on the development and deployment of Cloud Business Applications. 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of concepts. Application to project work. 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Thomas Erl, Ricardo Puttini and Zaigham Mahmood 2013, Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture (Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl), 1st Edition Ed., Prentice Hall [ISBN: 978013338752]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Pamela K. Isom and Kerrie Holley 2012, Is Your Company Ready for Cloud: Choosing the Best Cloud Adoption Strategy for Your Business, 1st Edition Ed., IBM Press [ISBN: 007609204801]
  • EMC Education Services (Editor) 2012, Information Storage and Management: Storing, Managing, and Protecting Digital Information in Classic, Virtualized, and Cloud Environments, 2nd Edition Ed., Wiley [ISBN: 97811180948]
  • Christopher Millard 2013, Cloud Computing Law, 1st Edition Ed., Oxford University Press [ISBN: 978019967168]
  • James R. Wilson 2013, Node.js the Right Way: Practical, Server-Side JavaScript That Scales, 1st Edition Ed., Pragmatic Bookshelf [ISBN: 978193778573]
  • Dan Sanderson 2014, Programming Google App Engine, 2nd Edition Ed., O'Reilly Media [ISBN: 978144939826]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_BBISY_8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Information Systems 7 Mandatory

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