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Assessment item 4 Security Management and Migration Value: 20% Due date: 27-May-2018 Return date: 20-Jun-2018 Submission method options Alternative submission method Task Regional Gardens Ltd is a...

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Assessment item 4
Security Management and Migration
Value: 20%
Due date: 27-May-2018
Return date: 20-Jun-2018
Submission method options
Alternative submission method
Task
Regional Gardens Ltd is a company that runs a number of related gardening enterprises. It has a large display garden that it opens for public inspection a number of times a year. These enterprises include the Regional Gardens Nursery which sells plants and garden supplies to the public, and Regional Garden Planners which provides garden advice, design and consultancy services.
The company is considering the following strategic proposal:
· They plan to retain the Bathurst data centre for data storage. This would entail updating their Active Directory and data storage infrastructure, and moving all other infrastructure into the Cloud.
· They plan to initially move all their Web Services into the Cloud in order to provide an increased level of HA (High Availability) as well as a better degree of flexibility in supplying data to their customers and employees. This would entail changing their cu
ent web software architecture to take advantage of the flexibility and scalability that can be gained by moving to a Microservices model (this would entail the use of such services as AWS Lambda or Azure Functions, Containers, Data Services, and Cloud Edge capability and monitoring).
· They also plan to migrate their LoB (Line of Business) applications to a Cloud Infrastructure to increase their flexibility and availability.
The Board of Regional Gardens is contemplating this strategy as a way to increase the company’s flexibility and responsiveness. The Board also expects to achieve significant savings on the cost of maintaining their ICT infrastructure by closing their existing data centre. They appreciate that this would entail retraining for their existing ICT staff so that they can manage the new Cloud based infrastructure.
Regional Gardens has again approached you to advise them on this strategy. You have already advised Regional Gardens that this strategic approach will mean that they will need to ultimately design and operate a “Hy
id Cloud” methodology, where part of their data centre is “on premise” and another part in a Cloud.
Regional Gardens also plan to run a Risk and Security Workshop to assess the risks, security issues and possible methods of control that will be required with this “Hy
id Cloud” approach. You will be required to organise, run and facilitate this workshop.
The Board is also concerned about how this strategy will affect their BCP (Business Continuity Plan) and their backup and disaster recovery strategies.
Tasks
Your team has been engaged to provide a risk assessment for MetaSoft in their planned move to a Hy
id Cloud strategy.
Team Setup
This assignment is a team assignment. The rationale for using a team approach is that most IT risk management assessments are normally done by teams of between 2-5 Architects, Information Security experts, Operations and Business leaders for each problem. You will be assigned to a team and the team, as a whole, will be responsible for the development of the risk assessment.
Team Member Responsibilities
Each team member will be assessed on:
· The final risk assessment presented by the team;
· The individual contributions that they have made to the risk assessment. This will be shown by the entries that they have made in the Team forum;
Team members should note that:
· A total of 20% of the total marks for this assignment are for individual contributions. These include:
· Selection of issues for risk assessment (10%), and
· Reasoning behind the risk assessment for the selected issues (10%)
· A team member without any individual contributions in the Team Forum will be regarded as having not contributed to the risk assessment. This will result in either reduced marks or no marks being awarded to that team member for this assignment.
The tasks:
Your team’s task is to prepare a report for Regional Gardens that discusses the following:
1. Describe which Cloud architectures you would employ to assist Regional Gardens to meet the Board’s strategy?
1. Describe each of the architectures that you would use, along with your reasons for deploying it. (10 marks)
2. Describe the benefits and issues that would be the result of your deployment of these architectures. (10 marks)
Hint:
Architectures:
 Workload Distribution Architecture
 Resource Pooling Architecture
 Dynamic Scalability Architecture
 Elastic Resource Capacity Architecture
 Service Load Balancing Architecture
 Cloud Bursting Architecture
 Elastic Disk Provisioning Architecture
 Redundant Storage Architecture
 
Rationale
This assessment will cover the following outcomes:
· Be able to compare and evaluate the ability of different Cloud Computing Architectures to meet a set of given business requirements;
· Be able to evaluate a set of business requirements to determine suitability for a Cloud Computing delivery model;
· Be able to evaluate and design an ICT Risk Management strategy for a Cloud Computing Delivery plan to meet business requirements;
· Be able to interpret, evaluate and plan the Governance and Security requirements for a Cloud Computing delivery plan;
· Be able to analyse and evaluate business requirements to plan a migration to a Cloud model;
Marking criteria
Marking Criteria
 
Assessment Ru
ic
    Questions
    HD
    DI
    CR
    PS
    FL
    1. Architectures
    Clear and comprehensive description of Cloud architectures needed, benefits and critical points identified & discussed
    Detailed description of Cloud architectures needed, most benefits and critical points identified & discussed
    Good description of Cloud architectures needed, many benefits and critical points identified & discussed
    Adequate description of Cloud architectures needed, some benefits and critical points identified & discussed
    Inadequate or incomplete description of Cloud architectures needed, few or no benefits or critical points identified & discussed
    2. Risk Assessment
    Clear, comprehensive description of Risk Management issues, critical points identified & discussed,
    Detailed description of Risk Management issues, many critical points identified & discussed,
    Good description of Risk Management issues, many critical points identified & discussed,
    Adequate description of Risk Management issues, some critical points identified & discussed,
    Inadequate or incomplete description of Risk Management issues, critical points identified & discussed,
    3. Information Security
    Clear, comprehensive assessment of InfoSec issues, critical points identified & discussed,
    Detailed assessment of InfoSec issues, most critical points identified & discussed,
    Good assessment of InfoSec issues, many critical points identified & discussed,
    Adequate assessment of InfoSec issues, some critical points identified & discussed,
    Inadequate or incomplete assessment of InfoSec issues, few or no critical points identified & discussed,
    4. Changes to BCP
    Clear, comprehensive description of backup and DR plan, critical points identified & discussed,
    Detailed description of backup and DR plan, critical points identified & discussed,
    Good description of backup and DR plan, some critical points identified & discussed,
    Adequate description of backup and DR plan, some critical points identified
    Inadequate or incomplete description of backup and DR plan, none or few critical points identified
    5. Hy
id Cloud Management
      Clear, comprehensive assessment of service management, critical points identified & discussed,
      Detailed assessment of service management, most critical points identified & discussed,
      Good description of service management, some critical points identified & discussed,
      Adequate description of service management, some critical points identified
      Incomplete or inadequate description of service management, none or few critical points identified
    6. Migration Plan
     Clear and thorough description of the steps required to migrate to a Hy
id Cloud, issues and critical points and issues identified
     Detailed description of the steps required to migrate to a Hy
id Cloud, most issues and critical points and issues identified
     Good description of the steps required to migrate to a Hy
id Cloud, many issues and critical points and issues identified
     Adequate description of the steps required to migrate to a Hy
id Cloud, some issues and critical points and issues identified
     Inadequate or incomplete description of the steps required to migrate to a Hy
id Cloud, few or no critical points or issues identified
    Quality of forum interaction
     Proactively initiates and facilitates discussion, explicitly using appropriate strategies and tools.
     Initiates and facilitates discussion using appropriate strategies and tools.
     Evidence that there is a planned strategy to engage with peers in the forums.
     Some evidence of responding to questions or topics on the discussion forum.
     No evidence of interaction on forums.
    Referencing
    Up to 5 marks may be deducted for not providing or following the proper APA style of referencing. (Note that the guide for APA referencing is provided in the Resource Section of the ITC561 Interact site)
    Spelling Presentation and Gramma
    Up to 5 marks may be deducted for poor presentation, spelling and gramma
 
Presentation
The team is to provide a written report with the following headings:
· Proposed Architectures for a Hy
id Cloud
· Risk report for Hy
id Cloud and Microservices
· Proposed Information Security controls
· BCP Changes
· Hy
id Cloud Administration and SLA Management
· SharePoint Migration Planning
As a rough guide, the report should not be longer than about 6,000 words. The report is to be loaded into the Team Resource area in Interact.
All risk assessment discussions in the team forum should be exported into a single document and loaded into the Team Resource area in Interact.
It is suggested that the report should be written using Google Docs using MS Word format. Google Docs allows multiple authors to contribute to a single document, and their individual contributions can be more easily assessed.
 
Your team report MUST be presented in MS Word format. Your team report should:
Use Cali
i, or a similar font, in 11 or 12 point type.
· All diagrams and images are to be embedded in the document. Diagrams and images that are suppliued separately will not be marked.
· All text should be left-justified.
· Each page must have a header or footer with your name and student number. Page numbers must be shown in the footer of each page, except on the title page.
Reports are marked and feedback attached using a MS Word based tool. Reports that are submitted in PDF format will be re-formatted to Word format in order to be marked. Allowances will not be made for any loss of information, diagrams or images as a result of the re-formatting.
Answered Same Day May 03, 2020 ITC561 Charles Sturt University

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Amit answered on May 08 2020
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1.    Possible cloud architectures to satisfy board strategy of Regional Garden    3
2.    Used architectures with deployment reasons    4
3.    Issues and benefits of deployed architectures    5
4.    References:    5
1. Possible cloud architectures to satisfy board strategy of Regional Garden
The cloud computing has so many models which can justify the architectural requirements of regional gardens. The Workload Distribution Architecture, Resource Pooling Architecture, and Cloud Bursting Architecture are the best cloud architectures which can justify the architectural requirements of regional gardens [Moon & Black, 2018]. These cloud architectures are described below:
1. Workload Distribution Architecture: This architecture is core block of IT services for work distribution in cloud for regional gardens. The regional garden can get benefits of virtual hardware and software, networking features and storage space for work distribution of processed data. The flexibility provided by this architecture is on top level of any of the architectures. The effective controls of distributed work, completely in hand of regional garden makes it best architecture for this organization.
2. Resource Pooling Architecture: This architecture model allows the regional garden to make their complete focus on management and development related activities. The organization has not to wo
y about the required resources to make any required development. The regional garden has not to wo
y about patching, maintenance of any software, planning for...
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