Cloud Computing Models


Case Study 1: Cloud Computing Models

Due Week 3 and worth 120 points

Export controls place restrictions on the export of software and technology in the USA and they play a significant role in foreign policy and national security. Imagine that you are a CIO at a U.S.-based international shoe manufacturing company. You are ready to make the change to a geographically distributed cloud-based computing model, but have some reservations as they relate to security, policy, and redundancy. Your primary goal is to address these issues as you maintain redundant services with 99.999% availability to your international Web customers, retailers, and manufacturing operations. It has been recommended that you read “Addressing Export Control in the Age of Cloud Computing”, located at

Write a five to seven (5-7) page paper in which you:

  1. Describe the policy questions and issues your company might face.
  2. Describe the cloud-based services that you would likely select to afford the services noted above.
  3. Specify and defend the:
  4. security reasons for your selection.
  5. policy reasons for your selection.
  6. redundancy reasons for your selection.
  7. Analyze the extent that export controls play in your cloud-based solution.
  8. Create a graphic rendering of your proposed solution using Visio or an equivalent such as Open Project, Dia, or OpenOffice. Note:The graphically depicted solution is not included in the required page length.
  9. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note:Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.

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