Researchers who need to process vast amounts of data can buy an HPC cluster or rent a cloud-based solution. Increasingly, though, scholars are opting for a third, hybrid option.
Three universities that are preparing to launch open, online courses have selected a cloud-based system as a platform for those courses--including Arizona State University, which is launching a "global classroom" in conjunction with a German institution.
Fischer International Identity is offering free access to its cloud-based Shibboleth Identity Provider system for qualified higher education institutions.
The University of Connecticut is among the most recent institutions to go live with the Kuali Financial System. During the Kuali Days conference in Austin this fall, Campus Technology interviewed Charles Eaton, UConn's controller, to get his comments on "the buzz" at this year's show and what it means to be a member of the Kuali community.
Thirty-one private higher education institutions in Indiana are moving their backups to the cloud.
Microsoft has debuted a forthcoming release of Office 365 for students, faculty, and staff of higher education institutions.
Bryan University has announced plans to implement a new cloud-based learning management system (LMS) with the intent of enhancing the student experience.
Oracle has released a new version of its, Solaris. Oracle Solaris 11.1 features more than 300 new features and upgrades, including improved performance, availability, and throughput for Oracle databases; new cloud infrastructure features; and improved availability for enterprise applications.
For schools considering cloud-based services, vendors' boilerplate contracts are seldom sufficient. CT seeks legal advice on how to negotiate a contract that works for your school.
Cloud computing hype is beginning to perpetuate some misconceptions that need debunking.