In choosing between Microsoft's and Google's cloud offerings, schools must weigh a raft of issues ranging from regulatory compliance to interoperability--and no one solution may fit the bill.
McMaster University in Ontario is planning to establish a university-wide cloud computing environment and infrastructure for use in integrated health biosystems and bioinformatics research.
Maryville University in St. Louis County, MO has consolidated its storage from multiple data centers and multiple campuses to a cloud-based service. The move saved the university approximately $125,000 in infrastructure costs and 20 to 30 hours per month in IT staff time.
Although data migration was a headache for Prince George's Community College, users are pleased with their new cloud-based e-mail system.
Cloud computing and classroom management software developer Stoneware has launched a new version of its webRDP HTML5 Gateway that allows end users to access remote Windows computers without a client.
The University of Texas at San Antonio has implemented an advanced academic research software platform based on OpenStack technologies.
Microsoft wants to stop giving Amazon headway in the cloud race. The Redmond company announced live production of Windows Azure Infrastructure Services, first previewed starting in June 2012.
Red Hat has elevated its Red Hat OpenStack distribution from a preview version to an Early Adopter Program.
Moving to the cloud can help schools boost collaboration among students, faculty, and staff--while still cutting costs. CT looks at 3 cloud-based tools that can make a difference.
After migrating its entire campus to Google Mail, Santa Clara University shares its experience and offers advice to schools considering a similar move.