Cloud Computing in Education


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Virtualization and Cloud Computing are the latest developments revolutionizing information technology in higher education.

This presentation will help you:

1. Understand what Virtualization and Cloud Computing are and are not

2. Learn about both short-term and long-term values, such as little or no upfront costs for infrastructure and the ability to scale up and down as demands change

3. Gain a perspective on what is happening through the cloud to simplify applications management and enable online learning

4. Understand cloud options for your data center

5. Visualize next steps to implement virtual labs on your campuses

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Cloud Computing in Education

  1. 1. Next Generation Computing for Higher Education The IT Cloud is Bursting with Benefits: How Educators Can Take Advantage Date: October 5th , 2010 Time: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. (Central) Steve Smith, Pradeep Sethi, and Terry Vaughn Dell | Services Next Generation Solutions
  2. 2. The Education Ecosystem Key issues driving technological change in Higher Education: Greater Increased Infrastructure Escalating Cost Connectivity Accountability Expansion Structure More staff, Tighter budgets, Data security, Increased costs students, increasing data center stemming from constituents, and regulatory reporting efficiency and growth in storage stakeholders requirements capacity and archiving requiring mobility requirements capacity levels, and remote access new capabilities, and end-user demands Is it possible to address all of these with one solution?
  3. 3. Defining the cloud… Enter Cloud Computing • Scalable and virtual platform What it is: • On-demand availability As with any new concept, Dell’s perspective is that Cloud services can be there are many definitions Cloud Computing is a delivered into your • Pay-per-use costing of Cloud Computing highly automated, readily existing server and data within the industry: scalable, on-demand center environments, or • Gartner defines Cloud computing platform of can be managed and • High degree of automation Computing as a style of virtually unlimited hosted at a service computing in which massively scalable IT-related capabilities processing, storage, and provider’s facilities. • Limitless storage are provided “as a service” connectivity, always using Internet technologies to available to carry out a multiple external customers. • Faster processing task of any size and charged based upon usage. • Seamless connectivity What it is not! • It is not about owning a dedicated IT infrastructure • It is not the same as the outdated concept of grid computing • It is not just about reducing costs • It is not about sharing your applications and data with others on the cloud 3
  4. 4. How Is “Cloud Computing” Delivered? Public Cloud Private Cloud • Open to use by multiple • Accessed by a single organizations enterprise or community (Customer or Dell DC) • Location of data and resources “unknown” • Dedicated Platform Hybrid Cloud Model • “Bursting” from Private to Public • Split by tier or usage 4
  5. 5. Where does Dell play in the Cloud? Infrastructure Consulting Building Blocks Services • Virtualized Compute, • IT Strategy and Storage and Network Transformation • Virtual Desktops • Virtual Desktop • Application and Content Implementations Hosting • Data Center Migrations and Transitions • Custom Solutions • Application Refresh • Managed Services • SaaS Enablement 5
  6. 6. Long-term Vision Scalable and Virtual Service Oriented Private Cloud Platform Architecture Optimized Digital On-Demand Availability Current Content Delivery Future Model Pay-Per-Use Utility Federated IDM Roadmap Fully Managed and Integration and Data Monitored Services Connected Learning Platform
  7. 7. Virtual Desktops: Example of Cloud-based Services • Physical desktops converted to virtual desktops: • Processing moved from the desktop to the data center • Only the presentation layer is processed on the end- user device • Access from anywhere from a variety of devices • Desktop and data management is centralized: • All management and support is centralized • No field resources required to support the desktop device • Data and security is controlled centrally • Financials converted to pay-per-use: • No up-front capital to implement virtual desktop infrastructure • End-user computing costs scale dynamically • One bundled monthly price 7
  8. 8. Dell Connected Learning Platform • Single Tenant Enterprise Applications • Multi-Tenant SaaS Applications Collaboration • Digital Content Storage and Delivery Competition • Intelligent Data Management (IDM) and End-User Portal Innovation • Integration and Data Services ERP/SIS LMS/VLE Curriculum Social Portal Media IDM Enterprise Service Bus Virtual Desktops & Labs Dell Universal Content Multi- LDS SLT Search and Files Media EDU tailored multi-mode cross-platform Service Desk 8
  9. 9. Example - Virtual Learning Platform Core LMS & Collaboration Community LCMS SSO Portal Email Orchestration and Integration Identity Virtual Content Desktops ePortfolio Mgmt Mgmt & Labs End-to-end Multi-mode Education Service Desk
  10. 10. Educators achieving Next Gen Computing with Dell The Dell Approach Industry-focused with Dell’s IT Efficient Recommendations Starting to transition an end-to-end Enterprise surrounding the even part of your IT technology portfolio Assessment for most-suitable infrastructure now to tailored and focused Educational infrastructure (Cloud take advantage of for Education. Institutions is an up- and non-Cloud Cloud benefits sets front service that opportunities). up your organization identifies strategies for future efficiencies and offers guidance in Virtualization and to enhance other emerging information systems technologies. that support your goals for student achievement. 10
  11. 11. Resources from Dell Services If you would like a copy of today’s presentation, you can download it at dellservices 11
  12. 12. Thank You! Please visit us at EDUCAUSE Booth #1800 Check out our “Consulting Services Giveaway” drawing at the booth. Contact our presenters: Steve Smith: Pradeep Sethi: Terry Vaughn: