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Project DescriptionThis project is focused on the option of transitioning to the cloud for Don & Associates, as they areattempting to expand their network without paying for unneeded features providing a cost savingsolution.Statement of NeedDon & Associates, a financial consulting company that provides services to small- and medium-sizedcompanies, is looking to expand into neighboring states within Northeast region. The senior members ofthe company are tasking myself, a member of the IT team, with transitioning to cloud services. Thetransition to the cloud will focus on easibility to implement the upgrade as the company. As a companythat already had its own infrastructure in place, the cost of implementing the cloud services need to beequal or less than the cost of maintaining the infrastructure. The IT team will need a service that is easyto administer and provide an easy transition. Cloud providers have made the transition simple withproviding public, private, and hybrid cloud networks. “A hybrid cloud platform gives organizations manyadvantages—such as greater flexibility, more deployment options, security, compliance, and gettingmore value from their existing infrastructure” (Carey, 2020). Giving the company a flexibility withimplementing a hybrid cloud will give more control over their company and their network.Cloud Service ProvidersAs we begin discussing options for a cloud provider, there are three major providers that are the mostprominent: Amazon, Microsoft, and Google. One of the main aspects when deciding which company totransition to is cost. “Businesses that take a proactive approach to planning for cloud costs can ensurethey don’t overspend on unused resources, and they’re able to take advantage of discounts based onvolume or advance payment” ("What is cloud cost management? | VMware glossary," n.d.).

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