Amazon cloud offer appeals to colleges

Monday, May 11, 2009

Cloud computing is hot thing in the market. As i mentioned in the earlier posts about the advantages of the cloud computing , now the cloud computing hits the educational institutes. Amazon cloud has provided the service for the David J. Malan's Harvard University.

David J. Malan's Harvard University computer science students completed projects last fall that would have proved difficult -- if not impossible -- without cloud computing

Malan secured a grant from Amazon Web Services (AWS), Inc.'s cloud-computing service, that let his students do coursework with the company's global computer infrastructure--virtual servers that allow students to complete data-heavy assignments without bogging down or crashing the campus's hardware.

"It was a huge win for us pedagogically," said Malan, who has been at Harvard since 1995. "It makes possible resources that universities might not be able to provide for students.

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