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The fundamental principles and technologies used to build cloud computing platforms and applications hosted in the cloud.
Learn how cloud computing works, how it is evolving, and how to best use it.
This paper will teach you about the fundamental technologies used by cloud computing providers to build their platforms. You will also learn how to redesign software to use cloud computing.
|Paper title||Cloud Computing Architecture|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,092.15|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,004.75|
- (COSC 202 and (COSC 203 or INFO 202)) or COSC 242
- Recommended Preparation
- COSC 201
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Science
- Teaching staff
Lecturer: David Eyers
- Paper Structure
The topics covered in this paper will include:
- understanding the technologies used to build cloud computing platforms
- contrasting different types of cloud software stacks
- investigating migration of legacy software to the cloud
- exploring emerging issues in cloud computing such as security, privacy and regulation
- Two assignments 20% each
- Final exam 60%
- Teaching Arrangements
There are two 1-hour lectures, one 2-hour lab and one 1-hour tutorial per week.
Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy,
Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
Students in this paper will
- Contrast appropriate uses of different types of cloud services for different types of applications
- Demonstrate the capability to deploy and manage applications in the cloud
- Explain the key underlying technologies that support cloud computing
- Understand the range of service types moving into the cloud
- Critique designs for cloud applications, identifying potential weak points in interacting systems and how to mitigate those weaknesses
- Analyse and optimise deployed cloud applications