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Cost effectiveness in educational institutions using Cloud Computing

Tejaswi, Kalluri (2013) Cost effectiveness in educational institutions using Cloud Computing. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Today, the educational institutions are focusing on innovation and developments in technology. For the purpose of carrying out experiments, huge amount of resources are required. Due to growing need of huge amount of resources, educational institutes have to spend large capital on their infrastructure to fulfil their requirements. Here, Cloud Computing is an excellent solution to the educational institutions especially which are under budget. Cloud Computing is a distributed computing technology which offers hardware and software through internet in the form of services. This paper is investigating if Cloud Computing could reduce the costs by improving the utilization of resources. This paper, mainly focuses on how Cloud Computing can be used in the educational institutions in order to reduce the cost and improve the use of computing resources in teaching and learning. Cost, mainly covers the infrastructure management, utilization of resources and serving the students and staff in and outside the campus. The education system can improve the teaching methodology by using the Cloud Computing and its application which will allow students to have an interactive open learning environment and to speed up their learning process. In this paper, the research has been conducted using the Hadoop technology with MapReduce system and HDFS. A log analyzer and cost analyzer are used to take decision whether Cloud Computing is the best option for educational institutions or not on basics of usage cost.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Cloud computing
L Education > LC Special aspects / Types of education > E-Learning
Divisions: School of Computing > Master of Science in Cloud Computing
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 11:43
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2013 11:43

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