Computing

, Volume 91, Issue 1, pp 23–42

Private cloud for collaboration and e-Learning services: from IaaS to SaaS

Authors

    • Department of Computer ScienceHochschule Furtwangen University
  • Anthony Sulistio
    • Department of Computer ScienceHochschule Furtwangen University
  • Christoph Reich
    • Information and Media CentreHochschule Furtwangen University
  • Hendrik Kuijs
    • Information and Media CentreHochschule Furtwangen University
  • David Wolf
    • Department of Computer ScienceHochschule Furtwangen University
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00607-010-0106-z

Cite this article as:
Doelitzscher, F., Sulistio, A., Reich, C. et al. Computing (2011) 91: 23. doi:10.1007/s00607-010-0106-z

Abstract

The idea behind cloud computing is to deliver Infrastructure-, Platform- and Software-as-a-Service (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS) over the Internet on an easy pay-per-use business model. The Hochschule Furtwangen University (HFU) is running their own private cloud infrastructure, called Cloud Infrastructure and Application CloudIA. The targeted users of the CloudIA project are HFU staff and students running e-Learning applications, and external people for collaboration purposes. Therefore, in this paper, we introduce our work in building a private cloud. More specifically, this paper shows how our cloud offerings in each of the cloud service models, i.e. IaaS, PaaS and SaaS, address the requirements and needs of e-Learning and collaboration in an university environment.

Keywords

Cloud computingDynamic VM creationShibbolethPaaSe-Learning

Mathematics Subject Classification (2000)

68M1468M20

Copyright information

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