Cloud computing for education: A new dawn?

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    07-Jul-2015

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Overview of cloud computing and its role in education.

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  • 1. Cloud computing for education:A new dawn?

2. What is Cloud Computing?Clusters of distributed computers which provideon-demand resources and services over anetworked medium. 3. Why needed? Continuous upgrades of software andhardware. Current difficult economic conditions. Budget cut of educational institutions. High rate at which IT technology changes. 4. Cloud Services Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Platform as a Service (PaaS) Software as a Service (SaaS) 5. Cloud Services Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)Remote delivery of a full computerinfrastructure. e.g., virtual computers, servers. Platform as a Service (PaaS) Software as a Service (SaaS) 6. Cloud Services Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Platform as a Service (PaaS)Services are provided remotely. e.g., operatingsystem, database, Web servers. Software as a Service (SaaS) 7. Cloud Services Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Platform as a Service (PaaS) Software as a Service (SaaS)Applications are delivered through the Internetas a service. 8. Cloud Model for EducationalInstitutionIT service users of a university: 9. Cloud Model for Educational InstitutionCloud model for users: 10. Cloud Model for Educational Institution Provide students and staff withsoftware and hardware. Provide researchers andpostgraduate studentswith the required specialsoftware and hardwareto run experiments. 11. Cloud Model for Educational Institution Provide Web developerswith the developmenttools needed to writeand host Webapplications. 12. Advantages of Cloud Decreased Costs. Flexibility. Location Independence. Scalability and Speed. Optimal Resource Utilization. Reduce Carbon Footprint. Minimize licensing new software. 13. Cloud Storage ProvidersMost of the biggest IT companies. Amazon Google IBM Microsoft. And many others. 14. The University of Westminster: casestudyA case study by the author states that almost1,000,000 was saved and universitys emailsystem was more reliable by using Google CloudStorage. 15. Cloud Concerns Security and privacy. Vendor lock and failures. Reliability. 16. Thank you.

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