Your consulting engagement was so successful that it surprised you. You took a short trip to visit the home office of the Canadian company for which you did the network design. It was a match. You loved the people and the country. The CEO offered you a job on the spot because they were so impressed by your work. You are in charge of the server farm and networking and have a programming staff as well for web services. Now, its 2018, you have been at the company 3 1/2 years since those servers were bought, and you are considering how cloud services have matured since 2015.
Write how you would choose a cloud services provider for this company (same company listed in problem B). Attach a sufficient proposal to provide a complete cloud services solution for your company using Google or Amazon (price out both). Your current server farm has 20TB of data. Your network connectivity from the home office to the Internet is 1Gbps with a backup link of 500 Mbps. If you use the cloud service, you may be able to drastically reduce the Internet link cost and use that money with the cloud provider.
The business has grown since you started and you have 60 servers now. Of those, 30 are web servers, 5 are Windows SQL 2014 heavy duty database servers, 10 application servers for your ERP Finance system, 5 print servers (which you might be able to dispose of), 3 are backup servers, 7 are file servers for the office. Price out what it will cost using Google and Amazon (servers, network costs, backup costs). Propose which will be the most cost effective.