NTC 362 Week 3 Individual Hosting in the Cloud Recent
Scenario: In analyzing the network performance at the Bedford Campus, one issue that has come to light is the insufficient network and server infrastructure that is in place to support delivery of the school’s Learning Management System (LMS) and Exchange email service over the public internet to a growing student body. One possible solution to this issue is migration of the LMS and Exchange email to a cloud computing provider.
Your task is to prepare a 2- to 3-page table (using Microsoft® Word or Microsoft® Excel® to help the leadership decide on a cloud-based solution.
Research the following types of services:
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) – for example:
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) – for example: Microsoft® Azure®
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) – for example: Office 365®, Blackboard Learn™
Your table should compare the offering for the following criteria:
Availability of service to students
Administrative burden on the school’s IT department
Note: See the file NTC362 Table Template Week Three file for how to set up your table.
Also, write a 350-word executive brief or summary using Microsoft® Word that answers the following questions:
Based on your table, what service would you recommend and why?
How would you implement a cloud solution into the existing campus network structure?
What elements of the existing network could be eliminated if cloud-based hosting is used?
Would this cloud structure work regardless of how many students enroll?
Cite and list at least two different sources for this assignment.
Format your document consistent with APA guidelines.
Submit your assignment using the Assignment Files tab.
APA Writing Checklist
Use this document as a checklist for each paper you will write throughout your GCU graduate program. Follow specific instructions indicated in the assignment and use this checklist to help ensure correct grammar and APA formatting. Refer to the APA resources available in the GCU Library and Student Success Center.
☐ APA paper template (located in the Student Success Center/Writing Center) is utilized for the correct format of the paper. APA style is applied, and format is correct throughout.
☐ The title page is present. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.
☐ The introduction is present. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.
☐ Topic is well defined.
☐ Strong thesis statement is included in the introduction of the paper.
☐ The thesis statement is consistently threaded throughout the paper and included in the conclusion.
☐ Paragraph development: Each paragraph has an introductory statement, two or three sentences as the body of the paragraph, and a transition sentence to facilitate the flow of information. The sections of the main body are organized to reflect the main points of the author. APA format is applied correctly. There are no errors.
☐ All sources are cited. APA style and format are correctly applied and are free from error.
☐ Sources are completely and correctly documented on a References page, as appropriate to assignment and APA style, and format is free of error.
Scholarly Resources: Scholarly resources are written with a focus on a specific subject discipline and usually written by an expert in the same subject field. Scholarly resources are written for an academic audience.
Examples of Scholarly Resources include: Academic journals, books written by experts in a field, and formally published encyclopedias and dictionaries.
Peer-Reviewed Journals: Peer-reviewed journals are evaluated prior to publication by experts in the journal’s subject discipline. This process ensures that the articles published within the journal are academically rigorous and meet the required expectations of an article in that subject discipline.
Empirical Journal Article: This type of scholarly resource is a subset of scholarly articles that reports the original finding of an observational or experimental research study. Common aspects found within an empirical article include: literature review, methodology, results, and discussion.
Adapted from “Evaluating Resources: Defining Scholarly Resources,” located in Research Guides in the GCU Library.
☐ The writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English. Utilize writing resources such as Grammarly, LopesWrite report, and ThinkingStorm to check your writing.
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