UnivCloud Project - An innovative concept of a privative Cloud Community

Frédérick BIGRAT, Bernard Etlicher


Paris Île-de-France Digital University (UNPIdF) was created in 2006 following the 2003 call for proposals on regional digital universities. It is attached to the University of Paris 1 Panthéon- Sorbonne, and potentially represents over 500,000 students (25% of French students) and around 50,000 academic and administrative staff (about a third of national staff).
The objectives of the UnivCloud project are to define a shared Cloud community platform for the public sphere, to ensure effective management of IT security and system dependability, to analyze uses in order to provide decision support for the infrastructure's everyday running and capacity management, to offer collaborative, shared tools for use by several institutions and to optimize the resources required for the system’s operation (energy, IT equipment, etc.)
The project team will present each stage of the project in detail, including its deliverables, the difficulties it presents in terms of organization and skills, a brief comparison to similar approaches in other European countries and the latest results achieved by the Demonstrator.
UnivCloud project is contributing to the development of a competitive Cloud computing solution equal to the challenge of managing computing and data infrastructure within France's Higher Education system.


UnivCloud; Cloud Computing; Private Cloud Community; Innovation

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DOI: 10.7250/eunis.2013.020


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