BIT314 Cloud Migration and Integration

Unit outline

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Enrolment modes: Year 3, Semester 2
Credit point(s): 12.5
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite: BIT201 Cloud Computing
Typical study commitment: Students will on average spend 10 hours per week over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
Scheduled learning activities: 4 timetabled hours per week, 6 personal study hours per week
Other resource requirements: Students will need access to Cloud computing lab in Amazon Web Service (AWS).

Unit description 

Cloud computing has revolutionised applications in IT, education, business and many other fields. In recent years, many government agencies and business enterprises have started to migrate their physical infrastructure to cloud-based virtual infrastructure, in an effort to leverage the benefits of the agile, scalable and flexible cloud platform and infrastructure. While cloud computing promises many attracting benefits, migration to the cloud is by no means a hassle-free journey. There are many challenges related to cloud migration and integration. This unit explores opportunities and challenges of the transition to cloud computing. It is designed to enhance students’ understanding of the core concepts and technologies of cloud computing. Topics covered in this unit include (but not limited to) cloud migration approach, cloud migration tools, and cloud migration best practice. Upon completion of this unit, students will acquire skills and techniques that are needed in cloud migration and application integration.

Unit Outline Outcomes (ULO)

  On the successful completion of this units student will be able to:  
ULO1 Appreciate the benefits of cloud migration.  
ULO2 Identify various cloud deployment models and their suitability in different environments.  
ULO3 Plan cloud migration to support business continuity.    
ULO4 Develop cloud migration strategy for small to medium sized enterprises.  
ULO5 Apply various cloud migration tools in transforming physical infrastructure to cloud-based infrastructure.  

Topics to be included  

1. Cloud Computing Service Models
2. Intelligent Grid Technology in Cloud Computing
3. Cloud Migration Objectives and Benefits
4. Approach to Cloud Migration
5. Cloud Migration Plan
6. Design of Integration
7. Cloud Migration Tools
8. Management of Integration
9. Deployment of E-Commerce-Oriented Applications
10. Privacy and Security issues in Cloud Computing
11. Transition from Cloud to Fog Computing
12. Revision & Future Trends


Assessment Description Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 
Assessment 1: Class Participation 10% 12
Assessment 2: Online Quiz 10% 5
Assessment 3: Individual Assignment 20% 7
Assessment 4: Group Assignment 30% 11
Assessment 5: Final Exam 30% Final exam week

The assessment due weeks provided may change. Your lecturer will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.