Building an Academic Cloud for 500,000 Users

Vogl, R., Angenent, H., Rudolph, D., Thoring, A., Schild, C., Stieglitz, S. & Meske, C.


Abstract
Under the brand name "sciebo - the Campuscloud" (derived from "science box") a consortium of more than 20 research and applied science universities started a large scale cloud service for about 500,000 students and researchers in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany's most populous state. Starting with the much anticipated data privacy compliant sync & share functionality, sciebo offers the potential to become a more general cloud platform for collaboration and research data management which will be actively pursued in upcoming scientific and infrastructural projects. This project report describes the formation of the venture, its targets and the technical and the legal solution as well as the current status and the next steps.

Keywords
IT infrastructure; Project Report; cloud Services; cloud storage; collaboration; cooperative project; information infrastructure; university IT



Publication type
Article in Journal

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2015

Journal
eleed

Volume
11

Language
English

ISSN
1860-7470

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Affiliation
Westfaelische Universitaet Muenster