Proof of Concept Report

Project scenario
Management is impressed with your work and is now convinced that cloud is the best option to achieve strategic goals. However, the managers want to see a prototype, or proof of concept, so you decide to build a simple cloud solution as a demonstration. In your presentation, you had recommended AWS as a provider, so you will build your solution on AWS.

Your task is to develop a proof of concept by building a virtual machine on the AWS cloud platform to host the company’s current infrastructure. For the purpose of the lab, you will use Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) to create your own VPC and launch a web server to host the company’s web server. You will also create security groups for an EC2 instance, configure and customize the EC2 instance to run the web server, and launch it into the VPC.

For this project, you will need to complete the “Build a Virtual Private Cloud and Launch a Web Server” hands-on activity and include screenshots of your work in the project. Read the report template before starting the activity for instructions on required screenshots.
Use the Proof-of-Concept Report Template (screenshots – Proof-of-ConceptReport attached) to prepare a report that shows the steps and results for the proof of concept. In the template, you will see specific instructions in the document. Delete the instruction text before you submit your project.
Your report should:
    Be five to seven pages long (plus an appendix for screenshots (attached), cover page, and table of contents)
    Address the topics listed in the Proof-of-Concept Report Template (*Steps for Building a VPC on AWS and Launching a Web Server on AWS are both listed in the build your VPC attachment)
    Include the following screenshots (lab screenshots attached in template) from the “Build a Virtual Private Cloud and Launch a Web Server” activity:

o    Start Lab page
o    AWS Management Console Name with your name visible from user drop-down
o    Task 1: Create Your VPC
o    Task 2: Create Additional Subnets
o    Task 3: Create a VPC Security Group
o    Task 4: Launch a Web Server Instance

Also attached:
executive summary (–executive summary) 1st part of the project
Cloud vendor presentation (xCloud vendor presentation) 2nd part of the project
Proof of concept examples (2)

Rubrics
How Will My Work Be Evaluated?
As a cloud professional tasked with developing a proof of concept for the companies cloud adoption, you will prepare a proof of concept report to be submitted to the company owner. By developing a well-structured report of your results and recommendations to management, you are demonstrating how you use your technical knowledge to convey your ideas to others in a professional setting. Your ability to express recommendations to decision makers with the right mix of technical detail in an accepted format is an important workplace and career skill.
The following evaluation criteria aligned to the competencies will be used to grade your assignment:
    1.1.3: Present ideas in a clear, logical order appropriate to the task.
    1.1.4: Explain the relationship between the ideas presented to enhance clarity and comprehension.
    2.1.1: Identify the issue or problem under consideration.
    2.1.2: Describe the context surrounding the issue or problem.
    2.2.3: Explain the assumptions underlying viewpoints, solutions, or conclusions.
    2.3.4: Address alternative viewpoints, perspectives, and methods.
    11.1.3: Install software.
    11.2.1: Configure technology according to stakeholder specifications and requirements.
    13.1.1: Create documentation appropriate to the stakeholder.

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