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Review all of the (Jamsa, 2013) chapter topics we have covered thus far.

Select three topics of interest and note:

What you learned about the topic

Why you selected the topic

How you will utilize the topic in the future

Also, write a reflection of the material you’ve learned in the course. What did you like? What could be improved?

Chapter 1 topics:

Define and discuss cloud computing.

Discuss how cloud computing has changed how companies budget for software solutions.

Compare and contrast SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS, and provide an example of each.

Define scalability and discuss how the cloud impacts it.

List three advantages and three disadvantages of cloud computing.

Define virtualization and discuss how the cloud impacts it.

Describe three cloud-based solutions for individuals and three cloud-based solutions for businesses.

Discuss how Web 2.0 has driven the growth of the web.

Compare and contrast public, private, community, and hybrid clouds.

Chapter 2 topics:

Define and describe PaaS

List the benefits of PaaS

Describe the potential disadvantages of PaaS

Describe how a cloud-based database management system differs from an on-site database.

List the computing resources normally provided with PaaS.

Assume your company must deploy a .NET solution to the cloud. Discuss the options available to developers. Research on the web and estimate the costs associated with deploying a PaaS solution.

Assume your company must deploy a PHP or Java solution to the cloud. Discuss the options available to developers. Research on the web and estimate the costs associated with deploying a PaaS solution.

Chapter 3 topics:

Define and describe PaaS.

List the benefits of PaaS solutions.

Describe potential disadvantages of PaaS.

Describe how a cloud-based database management system differs from an on-site database.

List the computing resources normally provided with a PaaS.

Chapter 4 topics:

Define and describe IaaS.

Define and describe system redundancy. Discuss how you might use IaaS to implement a redundancy plan.

Define and describe load balancing. Discuss how you might use IaaS to implement load balancing.

Define and describe NAS. Assume you must implement a shared file system within the cloud. What company would you select? Why? What costs should your client expect to pay for cloud-based data on a gigabyte (GB) basis?

Define and describe colocation. Discuss how you might use IaaS to implement colocation.

Compare and contrast a cloud-based disk storage device (with a file system) with a cloud based database.

Compare and contrast physical, dedicated virtual, and shared virtual servers. Search the web for companies that provide each. What cost should a customer expect to pay for each?

Chapter 5 topics:

Define and describe SSO.

Define and describe IDaaS.

Define SAML and describe its purpose.

Define and describe provisioning.

Define and describe FIDM.

List factors that make mobile ID management difficult.

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Chapter 6 topics:

Define and describe a SAN.

Define and describe NAS.

Describe how cloud-based data storage works.

Assume that you must select a cloud-based data storage solution for your company. List the factors you would consider when selecting a vendor.

Many users do not yet feel comfortable storing data within the cloud. Discuss some steps you can take to reduce their concerns.

Assume that you must select a cloud-based data storage solution for your company. List the factors you would consider when selecting a vendor.

List the pros and cons of cloud-based data storage.

List the pros and cons of a cloud-based database.

Chapter 7 topics:

Define collaboration.

Define and describe cloud-based collaboration.

The CIO of Ace Accounting Services suggests that the company can save considerable money using VoIP for phone calls. Define and describe VoIP. Then present three companies that provide VoIP offerings. Compare and contrast each company’s offering. Also, discuss whether or not you agree with the CIO and justify why.

List the questions one should consider when evaluating a cloud-based collaborative solution.

Chapter 8 topics:

Define and describe virtualization.

Defend the following statement: Virtualization is not a new concept within computer science.

Describe the various types of virtualization.

List the pros and cons of virtualization.

Discuss the attributes of applications that are not well suited for virtualization.

List reasons why companies should virtualize.

List the benefits of blade servers.

Define and describe the hypervisor.

Define and describe green computing.

Describe the concept of the desktop on demand, and include the benefits of such a system.

Chapter 9 topics:

List the security advantages of cloud-based solutions.

List the security disadvantages of cloud-based solutions.

Define and discuss the data wiping process.

Discuss how a cloud-based solution provider may reduce the risk of a DDoS attack.

Define and discuss hyperjacking attacks.

Define and discuss guest-hopping attacks.

Chapter 10 topics:

Define and describe business continuity.

Define and describe disaster recovery.

Discuss pros and cons of cloud-based backup operations.

Discuss threats to an IT data center infrastructure and provide cloud-based solutions to mitigate the risks.

Create a DRP for a company with which you are familiar.

Chapter 11 topics:

Define software architecture.

Define and describe SOA.

Compare and contrast a web page and a web service.

Search the Web for companies that offer web services and then describe three to five web services that programmers might integrate into the applications they create.

Discuss what it means for a web service to be interoperable.

Chapter 12 topics:

Discuss key items that should be included in an SLA.

Define predictive analytics and discuss how an IT manager might use such analytics.

Discuss how an IT manager might use load testing on a site.

Define and discuss vendor lock-in and identify steps a company should take to mitigate this risk.

With respect to cloud-based solutions, list and discuss 5 to 10 operations or tasks an IT manager should oversee.

Chapter 13 topics:

List and describe common system requirements one should consider before moving an application to the cloud.

Discuss why a company should consider using a consultant to oversee a cloud migration and list specific skills you would expect the consultant to have.

List and discuss resource utilization characteristics one should monitor for an application prior to moving the application to the cloud.

List possible training requirements for an SaaS solution integration, a PaaS application migration, and an IaaS application migration.

List and describe budget considerations one should evaluate before moving an application to the cloud.

List and describe IT governance considerations one should evaluate before moving an application to the cloud.

Define and describe cloud bursting.

Chapter 14 topics:

Define and describe the mobile web.

Describe the different generations of cell phones.

Describe how smartphones differ from ordinary cell phones.

Select a mobile or traditional website that interests you. Describe the site in terms of the ecosystem that makes up the site’s user experience.

Describe how web pages differ from apps and how apps differ from widgets.

Discuss why developers say that HTML5 will drive mobile solutions.

Describe some development best practices for designing solutions for the mobile cloud.

Chapter 15 topics:

Define corporate governance.

Discuss the events that led up to the need for increased corporate governance.

Define business strategy. List five possible business strategies.

Discuss the purpose of the Capability Maturity Model.

Define auditing.

Define internal control and provide an example of a control.

Discuss the role Sarbanes/Oxley has played with respect to corporate governance.

Define IT governance.

List factors one should consider with respect to governing the cloud.

Chapter 16 topics:

Define and describe total cost of ownership. List at least 10 items to consider when determining a data center’s total cost of ownership.

Define and describe a capital expense. How are capital expenses different from operational expenses?

Define and describe economies of scale and provide a cloud-based example.

Define and describe “right sizing” as it pertains to cloud computing.

Define Moore’s law and discus how it might influence cloud migration.

Given company revenues of $2.5 million and expenses of $2.1 million, calculate the company’s profit and profit margin.

Chapter 17 topics:

Compare and contrast functional and nonfunctional requirements and provide an example of each.

Discuss why a designer should avoid selecting an implementation platform for as long as possible during the design process.

Discuss various trade-offs a designer may need to make with respect to nonfunctional requirements.

Discuss why the system maintenance phase is often the most expensive phase of the software development life cycle.

Chapter 18 topics:

Using Yahoo! Pipes, create a pipe that displays the names of pizza restaurants within a given zip code.

Using Google App Engine, create a page that displays the following Python script:

print “Content-type: text/htmlnn”

print “Cloud Computing, Chapter 18”

Chapter 19 topics:

Define scalability.

List five to ten potential relationships that align with the Pareto principle, such as how 80 percent of sales come from 20 percent of customers.

Compare and contrast vertical and horizontal scaling.

Explain the importance of the database read/write ratio.

Assume a site guarantees 99.99 percent uptime. How many minutes per year can the site be down?

Chapter 20 topics:

List and describe five ways you think the cloud will change the future of TV.

List and describe five potential uses for intelligent fabric.

List and describe five ways the cloud will influence the mobile application market, or vice versa.

Discuss the importance of HTML 5.

Discuss how the cloud will impact future operating systems.

List and describe three potential location-aware applications.

List and describe five ways intelligent devices may work together.

Need 1page answer for all questions. No copy and paste sentence directly from any website. if using online source then should Rephrase the sentence and cite them according to APA format (version 7) and mention the reference at end of document.

  
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