The analysis is for your client, a federal government agency, as part of its Microsoft Azure cloud pilot. The Cloud Cost Analysis is the second of a two-part assignment for your client’s CIO. Using the Azure Pricing Calculator, you will calculate the annual cost to establish a cloud system.
The Cloud Cost Analysis will include three deliverables:
Deliverable 1 will include a share link to calculations displaying the steps you took to calculate the annual cost using the free Azure pricing calculator tool.
Deliverable 2 will be two spreadsheets showing the cost for a pay-as-you-go option and a one-year option payment.
Deliverable 3 will be a two-paragraph memo which compares the two and provides your recommendation.
Project 2: Cloud Cost Analysis Instructions
If you haven’t already done so last week, download the Project 2 Template and use it to record your work.
Delete the instructional text from the template before you submit.
When you are finished, click “add a file” to upload your work, then click the Submit button.
How Will My Work Be Evaluated?
The following evaluation criteria aligned to the competencies will be used to grade your assignment:
Deliverable 1: Prices (45%)
10.1.2: Gather project requirements to meet stakeholder needs. (15%)
11.2.1: Configure technology according to stakeholder specifications and requirements. (15%)
13.1.1: Create documentation appropriate to the stakeholder. (15%)
Deliverable 2: Spreadsheets (11%)
3.1.2: Analyze quantitative data using an appropriate method. (11%)
Deliverable 3: Cost Recommendations (44%)
1.1.3: Present ideas in a clear, logical order appropriate to the task. (11%)
1.4.1: Produce grammatically correct material in standard academic English that supports the communication. (11%)
2.3.1: State conclusions or solutions clearly and precisely. (11%)
3.1.3: Make logical inferences based on quantitative data. (11%)