Cloud Summary

 
You are a systems engineer contracted to move The Grass is Greener, Inc. (GIG, Inc.) from their on-premises data center to the cloud. GIG, Inc. is a large landscaping company that has outgrown their current IT structure. They have a strong online presence that provides 50% of their new customer traffic and the convenient online payment section for customers. Both of these front-ends are connected to a back-end database that houses critical data that includes inventory, scheduling, pricing history, and personal identifiable information of their customers. Below are the company’s requirements:

The company has a webserver and database that they definitely want to move to the cloud. The system will need to be accessed from different offices as well as in the field. 
Secure network connectivity to the environment is a must.
They also have a file server that they are considering migrating based on long-term costs.
The company keeps files for a period of 5 years for compliance reasons.
Company management is very concerned about increased technology costs.
Last year, the company lost several thousand records due to a hard drive failure. They would like to ensure that any solution provided takes into account redundancy and reliability.

Create a 3-page summary in Microsoft Word that discusses the benefits and concerns of moving to a cloud environment. Ensure you include this information in your summary:

Costs
Technology
High level design options (IaaS, SaaS and PaaS)
Security
Reliability

Please follow APA guidelines.

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