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CIO Digest - 19 Sep 2011 (#2011-238)

I would appreciate hearing responses from other schools that may have experience with Cloud Computing at the enterprise level.

 

We are at a point where our server room is full, so we either need to build a new data center or go to the cloud.  I’m interested in hearing from anyone who has experience with:

 

1)      Cloud Servers

2)      Cloud Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

3)      Cloud Computing Data Center

4)      Cloud Storage/Backup/Archive

 

Who were your top 5 vendors?

What criteria did you use in evaluating vendors?

If you moved any of the above services to the cloud, what were the lessons learned (what would you have done differently)?

How did you decide which services should be moved to the cloud?

For those institutions that have moved services to the cloud, are you planning to move more services to the cloud?  If not, why not?

 

Thanks,

Chris Fulkerson

 

  

Christopher D. Fulkerson
Assistant Vice President for Technology/CIO
 
Elon University                Phone: 336-278-5055
100 Campus Drive           Fax:     336-278-2802 
2550 Campus Box           Email:  fulkers@elon.edu
Elon, NC 27244-2010        Web:    www.elon.edu/technology

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Chris,

The cloud is an option to consider but another option is local government partnerships.  I am aware of several institutions which have successfully developed partnerships with local governments to provide either primary or secondary service.  Such partnerships can effectively service both entities in an economical manner.

James

Dr. James R. Dalton 
Vice President for Information Technology
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F: 540-389-4236
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From: Chris Fulkerson <fulkers@ELON.EDU>
Reply-To: EDUCAUSE Listserv <CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Date: Tue, 20 Sep 2011 14:19:33 -0400
To: EDUCAUSE Listserv <CIO@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: [CIO] Enterprise Cloud Computing

CIO Digest - 19 Sep 2011 (#2011-238)

I would appreciate hearing responses from other schools that may have experience with Cloud Computing at the enterprise level.

 

We are at a point where our server room is full, so we either need to build a new data center or go to the cloud.  I’m interested in hearing from anyone who has experience with:

 

1)      Cloud Servers

2)      Cloud Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

3)      Cloud Computing Data Center

4)      Cloud Storage/Backup/Archive

 

Who were your top 5 vendors?

What criteria did you use in evaluating vendors?

If you moved any of the above services to the cloud, what were the lessons learned (what would you have done differently)?

How did you decide which services should be moved to the cloud?

For those institutions that have moved services to the cloud, are you planning to move more services to the cloud?  If not, why not?

 

Thanks,

Chris Fulkerson

 

  

Christopher D. Fulkerson
Assistant Vice President for Technology/CIO
 
Elon University                Phone: 336-278-5055
100 Campus Drive           Fax:     336-278-2802 
2550 Campus Box           Email:  fulkers@elon.edu
Elon, NC 27244-2010        Web:    www.elon.edu/technology

Note:  Elon Campus Technologies will never ask for your password or other personal information via email.
Messages requesting such information are fraudulent and should be deleted.

 

Think Green. Do you really need to print this email? 

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