Title: Constructing next generation academic cloud services

Authors: Mladen A. Vouk; Samuel F. Averitt; Patrick Dreher; Dennis H. Kekas; Andy Kurth; Marc I. Hoit; Paul Mugge; Aaron Peeler; Henry E. Schaffer; Eric D. Sills; Sarah Stein; John Streck; Josh Thompson; David Wright

Addresses: Virtual Computing Laboratory, North Carolina State University, Monteith Research Center, Box 8206, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, USA ' Virtual Computing Laboratory, North Carolina State University, Monteith Research Center, Box 8206, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, USA ' Virtual Computing Laboratory, North Carolina State University, Monteith Research Center, Box 8206, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, USA ' Virtual Computing Laboratory, North Carolina State University, Monteith Research Center, Box 8206, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, USA ' Virtual Computing Laboratory, North Carolina State University, Monteith Research Center, Box 8206, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, USA ' Virtual Computing Laboratory, North Carolina State University, Monteith Research Center, Box 8206, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, USA ' Virtual Computing Laboratory, North Carolina State University, Monteith Research Center, Box 8206, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, USA ' Virtual Computing Laboratory, North Carolina State University, Monteith Research Center, Box 8206, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, USA ' Virtual Computing Laboratory, North Carolina State University, Monteith Research Center, Box 8206, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, USA ' Virtual Computing Laboratory, North Carolina State University, Monteith Research Center, Box 8206, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, USA ' Virtual Computing Laboratory, North Carolina State University, Monteith Research Center, Box 8206, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, USA ' Virtual Computing Laboratory, North Carolina State University, Monteith Research Center, Box 8206, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, USA ' Virtual Computing Laboratory, North Carolina State University, Monteith Research Center, Box 8206, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, USA ' Virtual Computing Laboratory, North Carolina State University, Monteith Research Center, Box 8206, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, USA

Abstract: NC State University (NCSU) is embarked on an ambitious vision to change the paradigm for higher education and research by 'virtualising' its award-winning Centennial Campus (creating so called vCentennial). Centennial Campus is a small city made up of NCSU research, teaching and outreach facilities, entrepreneurs, academic entities, private firms, and government agencies. NCSU wants the ability to replicate services and functionality of this physical environment and its virtual avatars 'anywhere, anytime' in the world using a cloud of clouds computing platform. The initial operating system for this platform is NCSU's open source Virtual Computing Laboratory (VCL) technology. This paper provides an overview of the vision and discusses several vCentennial pilot projects.

Keywords: cloud computing; academic cloud services; Virtual Computing Laboratory; VCL; virtualised facilities; next generation services; higher education; virtualisation; open source.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCC.2013.055290

International Journal of Cloud Computing, 2013 Vol.2 No.2/3, pp.104 - 122

Available online: 24 Jul 2013

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