VCL - The Sky Is Falling: Time to Move to a Cloud
Alex Kaplan, IBM • Lee Thompson, CSU East Bay

During an unprecedented financial crisis, the CSU system in partnership with IBM is seizing the opportunity to leverage the NCSU Virtual Computer Lab (VCL) project to create a VCL in a public cloud, leapfrogging into the future and allowing the CSU to dramatically increase service to students, via a virtual computing lab, and to faculty using the same cyber-infrastructure / public cloud for research. This will be scalable to all institutions connected to the CENIC infrastructure.

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