search SEARCH
Apply Now

Cloud Computing Architecture

duration Duration: 1 Teaching Period

unit code Unit Code: COS20019

contact hours Contact Hours: Recommended 10 hours of study per week

About this unit

Students will use a cloud platform to create well-architected deployments of distributed applications that are secure, scalable, reliable and cost optimised.


  • Cloud Computing features, models of deployment and platforms
  • Cloud services for computation, data storage, security and networking
  • Using a cloud management console to configure cloud services on a distributed cloud platform
  • Setting up virtual servers and files systems on a cloud platform
  • Creating a secure network of services in a Virtual Private Cloud
  • User identity management and access control
  • Data storage and database services in the cloud
  • Automated monitoring, scaling and load balancing of services
  • Infrastructure setup automation
  • Web content distribution and caching
  • Server-less cloud computing
  • Architectures for highly available solutions.

View further information about this unit.