BlueSky Cloud Framework: An E-Learning Framework Embracing Cloud Computing

  • Bo Dong
  • Qinghua Zheng
  • Mu Qiao
  • Jian Shu
  • Jie Yang
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5931)

Abstract

Currently, E-Learning has grown into a widely accepted way of learning. With the huge growth of users, services, education contents and resources, E-Learning systems are facing challenges of optimizing resource allocations, dealing with dynamic concurrency demands, handling rapid storage growth requirements and cost controlling. In this paper, an E-Learning framework based on cloud computing is presented, namely BlueSky cloud framework. Particularly, the architecture and core components of BlueSky cloud framework are introduced. In BlueSky cloud framework, physical machines are virtualized, and allocated on demand for E-Learning systems. Moreover, BlueSky cloud framework combines with traditional middleware functions (such as load balancing and data caching) to serve for E-Learning systems as a general architecture. It delivers reliable, scalable and cost-efficient services to E-Learning systems, and E-Learning organizations can establish systems through these services in a simple way. BlueSky cloud framework solves the challenges faced by E-Learning, and improves the performance, availability and scalability of E-Learning systems.

Keywords

cloud computing E-Learning framework virtualization service orientation automatic provision data fabric 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bo Dong
    • 1
    • 2
  • Qinghua Zheng
    • 1
    • 2
  • Mu Qiao
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jian Shu
    • 3
  • Jie Yang
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.MOE KLINNS Lab and SKLMS LabXi’an Jiaotong UniversityChina
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and TechnologyXi’an Jiaotong UniversityChina
  3. 3.IBM China Software Development LabChina

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