SIT727 - Cloud Automation Technologies


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

For students enrolled in S464: Must have completed 16 credit points.
For students enrolled in S470, S506, S507, S508, S535, S536, S538, S577, S677, S735, S737, S739, S770, S778, S779, S789: Nil

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour online class per week, 1 x 2 hour workshop per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning including 1 x 2 hour online class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 2 hour workshop per week.


Traditional management of IT infrastructure involved careful coordination between experts such as systems, networks, databases, security, and applications in a highly manual and error prone process of developing, deploying, updating, and managing the services of a network.  As the number and complexity of network services deployed in organisations has accelerated over the years, the traditional approach is no longer sustainable.  Automation is a key feature of modern data centres, achieved through the application of virtualization and cloud technologies, which are controlled through the various APIs that they expose.

In SIT727 we examine how different resources are represented in public and private clouds and how they are applied in the deployment of complex network services and applications.  Students will learn the potential impacts of alternative strategies for deploying network services and applications, and how to prepare computing infrastructure for the application of cloud orchestration frameworks, to prepare applications for deployment, and to automate the deployment and maintenance of applications throughout their lifecycle.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must meet certain milestones as part of the portfolio.

Unit Fee Information

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