Date Added: Feb 2012
Cloud Computing has recently emerged as a new computing paradigm based on the concept of virtualization with the goal of creating a shared and highly scalable computing infrastructure from aggregated physical resources to deliver seamless and on-demand provisioning of software, hardware, and data as services. Universities typically have large amounts of computing resources to support instructional and research activities. This paper investigates the challenges of developing a Campus Cloud based on aggregating resources in multiple universities. The requirements model and the architecture model of this cloud environment are presented. An implementation methodology using open source cloud middleware is also discussed.