Assess the nature of the problems faced by AirBNB that required a cloud solution.

Assessment Overview:

The assignment requires you to assess the cloud implementation and answer the questions given.

Case Notes;

• http://aws.amazon.com/solutions/case-studies/airbnb/
• http://nerds.airbnb.com/mysql-in-the-cloud-at-airbnb/

• http://www.cio.com/article/2375303/cloud-computing/how-airbnb-used-amazon-web-services-to-conquer-the-rental-market.html

• http://cloudtweaks.com/2014/10/airbnb-amazon-web-services-unlikely-friendship/

• http://www.citeworld.com/article/2365284/cloud-computing/how-airbnb-used-amazon-web-services-to-conquer-the-rental-market.html
Case Questions:

1. Assess the nature of the problems faced by AirBNB that required a cloud solution.

2. To what extent did the AWS solution solve these problems?

3. What possible downsides might their be to the AWS solution?

4. List and describe other vendors and their products that AirBNB could have been used.
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All questions carry equal marks.

Along with the case notes sites given above, you should draw on the content covered over the module to inform your answers. You may also draw on other relevant published sources to contribute to your answers to the questions. Remember to reference all sources.

Assessment Deliverables:

A word-processing document providing the answers to the case questions.
Assessment Criteria:

Student Provisional Grade
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