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Your CIO has asked you to research the hosting costs to host the company's website in the cloud rather than the

company's legacy data center. The company's website is critical brand representing the company's vision and values in addition to it's product catalog. The site is also used to reach customer service and support for its products.

You're met with Becky, your technical architect, and she provided the basic technology requirements for the website which runs using a content management system.

Technical Requirements

  • 2 Web servers (2 CPU, 8 GB RAM)
  • 2 Application servers (2 CPU, 8 GB RAM)
  • 2 Database servers (2 CPU, 3.75 - 4 GB RAM)
  • Storage: 2000GB
  • Content Delivery Network: 500GB
  • Determine the Support Plan required

You will use both Amazon Web Services calculator and Microsoft Azure Pricing calculator to compare costs to host in either of their cloud-based environments.

Amazon Web Services Calculator: https://calculator.s3.amazonaws.com/index.html (Links to an external site.)

Microsoft Azure Pricing Calculator: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/pricing/calculator/

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