Week 9 Assignment – Virtualization and the Cloud Computing World

Week 9 Assignment – Virtualization and the Cloud Computing World

Overview

The popularity and rapid adoption of Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) by a number of organizations have impacted internal IT/IS departments. These services provide a virtualization infrastructure that covers data storage, networking, desktop computing, mobile computing, and so on.

Instructions

Write a 2–3 page paper in which you:

  • Describe at least three items that an organization’s IT/IS department should consider when an organization’s strategy calls for the use of SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS.
  • Evaluate the ways that SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS are used to reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and increase Return on Investment (ROI).
  • Examine the impact on the IT support personnel when an organization embarks on the strategy described in the first bulleted point.
  • Analyze three considerations that the organization’s management should be aware of.
  • Examine three security issues that could arise from this type of infrastructure.
  • Use the Strayer Library to find at least three academic resources. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites are not considered quality references.

This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:

  • Assess the factors to be considered before adopting a SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS solution.