Cloud computing is a viable solution to the need for infrastructure

Assignment 1 Instructions:

Submit a one to two-page executive summary (template located on next page). This summary is for the owner of Don & Associates, where you are employed in this scenario.

Your summary should include:

  • the types of cloud computing (private, public, hybrid)
  • three major cloud service providers
  • three cloud computing service models
  • potential benefits and risks of migrating the company's technical infrastructure to the cloud

Be sure to cite any sources you use.

Assignment 1 Scenario:

In the scenario for this course, you are a member of the IT team at Don & Associates, a financial consulting company that provides services to small- and medium-sized companies. Because the company is looking to expand into neighboring states within the Northeast region, its leaders have tasked you with determining if cloud computing is a viable solution to the need for infrastructure.

Executive Summary



Project Description

Include the name of the project here.

Statement of Need

Explain what the company is struggling with and how the company could benefit from moving to the cloud.

Cloud Service Providers

Provide an overview of the top three cloud service providers. List the services offered and briefly describe the advantages and disadvantages of each provider.

Recommended Plan

Provide your recommendation for a cloud service provider and justify your selection.

Impact of Recommended Plan

Describe how your recommended plan will address the needs of the stakeholders. Briefly describe the potential risks of migration/potential drawbacks for the company.