Implementation Planning

Before Good Foods can implement a cloud-based service, the company
wants to be sure to adequately plan the implementation. The company is
concerned with system requirements, technical support, service
performance, industry compliance, downtime, and data migration. As a
Cloud-Based Service contractor, you know that the cloud delivery model
will impact the steps Good Foods must take prior to implementation.

To
complete this assignment, include the following information in a
minimum of 5 pages (not counting title page and references page):

  • Describe
    the responsibility of a cloud services vendor during implementation, as
    it relates to each cloud delivery model. Include notes on the vendor’s
    role as it relates to system requirements, service performance, industry
    compliance, downtime, and data migration, and responsibilities during
    implementation.
  • Describe the responsibility Good Foods must take
    during implementation, as it relates to each cloud delivery model.
    Include notes on Good Foods’ role as it relates to system requirements,
    service performance, industry compliance, downtime, and data migration,
    and responsibilities during implementation.
  • Describe the
    expectations pre-implementation and post-implementation, as they relate
    to each cloud delivery model. Include notes on activities related to
    training, communication, technical support, and maintenance.
  • Review
    all of the following leading service providers from the list below and
    the cloud delivery model(s) offered by that provider:

    • Salesforce
    • Google
    • Hewlett-Packard
    • IBM
    • Rackspace
    • Microsoft
    • Amazon
  • Indicate which vendor(s) may be a fit for the Good Foods company,
    based on the company’s current needs and the delivery method the vendor
    offers. Your recommendations should take into account Good Foods’
    current system architecture, number of users, and service requirements.
    Justify your recommendation and include specific examples from the needs
    of the Good Foods project to support your review.

Use APA formatting style (title page, references page, in-text
citations).

When
this paper is complete you should have properly identified the role and
responsibilities of the vendor and Good Foods in the implementation
plan, including notes on system requirements, service performance,
industry compliance, downtime, and data migration. Your paper should
also address expectations of activities pre-implementation and
post-implementation of each cloud-based system, as well as a review all
of the leading service providers. Lastly, you should have also
identified potential cloud-based vendors who are a best fit for the
company’s needs.