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  1. 1. Cloud Computing: The Academic Component Mumit Khan BRAC University & Amadeyr Cloud
  2. 2. What is this “Cloud”? <ul><li>Is it whatever you want it to mean? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we teach Cloud Computing in the academia? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtualization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning, execution, management, … </li></ul></ul><ul><li>At BRAC University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>First Cloud Lab in Bangladesh </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build your own using open source cloud systems </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Curricular topics I <ul><li>Cloud Computing </li></ul><ul><li>Hardware/Software/Platform – as-a-service </li></ul><ul><li>Scalability, discovery of services and data in Cloud computing </li></ul><ul><li>Performance, QoS, Cloud SLAs </li></ul><ul><li>Data centers </li></ul><ul><li>Content and service distribution in Cloud computing </li></ul>
  4. 4. Curricular topics II <ul><li>Virtualization-based Environments </li></ul><ul><li>Principles of Virtualization, platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Virtualization-aware storage and networking </li></ul><ul><li>Virtualization of smart mobile phones </li></ul><ul><li>Virtualization management operations/discovery, configuration, provisioning, performance </li></ul><ul><li>Energy optimization and saving for green datacenters </li></ul>
  5. 5. Undergraduate Experiments <ul><li>Basic introduction to cloud computing </li></ul><ul><li>Data Intenstive Computing </li></ul><ul><li>MapReduce using Hadoop – U of Washington, UC-Berkeley, U of Maryland, Tufts </li></ul><ul><li>Universities using public cloud services such as EC2 in undergraduate coursework </li></ul><ul><li>Undergraduate senior projects building local clouds </li></ul>
  6. 6. BRAC University <ul><li>Established a Cloud Lab using open source platforms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eucalyptus is the primary platform </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experimenting with OpenStack </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Special topics only, not integrated into the mainstream curriculum (bureaucratic hurdles) </li></ul><ul><li>Student projects, from building your own to developing monitoring and management tools </li></ul>
  7. 7. Amadeyr Cloud <ul><li>First deployment of “home-grown” cloud using experience at Bracu Cloud Lab </li></ul><ul><li>Focusing on providing solutions using a private cloud, but not yet public cloud services </li></ul><ul><li>Very much at a prototype stage, but the future may involve using commercial cloud backend </li></ul>
  8. 8. Why? <ul><li>Mad rush to Cloud Data Centers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Custom tool development </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Who develops the needed human resources? </li></ul><ul><li>Missing pieces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning and business models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Green” issues </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Conclusion <ul><li>Universities need to incorporate cloud computing in the senior-year elective courses </li></ul><ul><li>Establish Cloud Computing labs to encourage project work involving all aspects of cloud computing </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage Business Schools to provide the business side to the next generation managers </li></ul>

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