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Spotlight on Cloud Computing: Infrastructure as a Service
October 22, 2010

Many institutions have begun moving application services to the cloud, but what other kinds of services could move to the cloud? What might our institutions look like if desktops, storage, server…

Calculating the Cloud: Determining the True Cost of Hosting Servers in the Cloud
June 24, 2010

Key Takeaways Creation of a decision tree to evaluate whether a server might be an eligible candidate for infrastructure as a service allows Dartmouth IT administrators to make appropriate …

Using Cloud Infrastructure as Part of a Digital Preservation Strategy with DuraCloud
June 24, 2010

Key Takeaways Preservation of digital content in digital repositories and archives requires appropriate backup and replication, with geographic separation of the replicas as a best practice…

If It's in the Cloud, Get It on Paper: Cloud Computing Contract Issues
June 24, 2010

Key Takeaways Ensure that your contract with a cloud service provider: Codifies the specific parameters and minimum levels required for each element of the service, as well as remedies f…

A Tale of Two Clouds
June 24, 2010

Key Takeaways The University of Washington adopted a dual-provider cloud-computing strategy, focusing initially on software as a service. The original project — to replace an obsolete…

Embracing the Cloud: Six Ways to Look at the Shift to Cloud Computing
June 24, 2010

Key Takeaways Cloud computing embraces some of the things you might already be doing to deliver IT services. Rather than struggle with a strict definition of the term, consider a loose …

Cloud Computing Explained
June 24, 2010

Key Takeaways The NIST definition of cloud computing is concise and uses industry-standard terms. Exploring the five characteristics, three service models, and four deployment models fo…

Looking at Clouds from All Sides Now
June 10, 2010

The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License ( ). EDUCAUSE Review, vol…

Provisioning Above-Campus IT Services: Supply and Demand
November 2, 2009

© 2009 Brad Wheeler and Shelton Waggener. The text of this article is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License ( ). …

Deploying an Internal Cloud: Offering Infrastructure as a Service to the Campus Community
October 13, 2010 | A session at the EDUCAUSE 2010 Annual Conference

The use of commercial cloud services is compelling, but an especially promising solution for higher education is the "internal cloud." This session will report on successes, challenges, a…