Community Clouds: A Middle Ground for Outsourcing

Tuesday, September 30 | 12:40PM–1:30PM | Meeting Room W206B/C
Session Type: Professional Development

While some institutions may share facilities, we have taken cloud services to the next level, creating a shared community cloud akin to a "computing co-op." We will share how we accomplished this at FSU's Northwest Regional Data Center, where we provide services for universities and colleges, as well as state, county, and city governments.

OUTCOMES: Identify the advantages and disadvantages of a community cloud versus a public or private cloud * Understand the advantages of a shared service model * Understand that comprehending TCO can allow for a better decision process


  • Mehran Basiratmand

    Chief Technology Officer, Florida Atlantic University
  • Tim Brown

    Asst Vice-President, Florida State University

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