IT457 Cloud Computing Fundamentals (3 cr.)
This course introduces the fundamental building blocks of cloud computing and virtualized data centers, with an emphasis on the design, implementation, and operation of real-world cloud-based systems. Students examine the meaning of the term “cloud computing” and its proper context; evaluate the financial, strategic and risk implications of various solutions; develop design methodologies for evaluating, planning and implementing cloud computing; and select the optimal blend of cloud applications and services for solving common business problems.
Upon completion of this course, students are expected to be able to do the following:
- Explain cloud computing concepts to a business audience in layman’s terms.
- Explain how the architectural components in various cloud computing frameworks fit together.
- Evaluate the operational and financial feasibility of implementing a cloud computing solution to solve a given business problem.
- Develop a project proposal for evaluating, planning and implementing a specific cloud computing solution.
- Identify and discuss the pros and cons of utilizing commercially available cloud computing services.
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