Proposing a model of Inter-University Collaboration System Using Cloud Computing Infrastructure
S.C. Echezona1, H. C. Inyiama2
1S.C. Echezona, Lecturer, Computer Science Department, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
2H. C. Inyiama, Lecturer, Electronic and Computer Engineering Department, Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka.
Manuscript received on July 05, 2013. | Revised Manuscript received on July 11, 2013. | Manuscript published on July 15, 2013. | PP: 62-65 | Volume-1 Issue-8, July 2013. | Retrieval Number: H0371071813/2013©BEIESP
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Abstract: The need for research collaborations in Higher Educational and Further Educational world-wide gave rise to National Research and Education Network (NREN). In Nigeria however, many attempts towards the creation of NREN have been made. Some aimed at Development of a platform on which contents can be applied later, such as NUNet. Others were aimed at the development of in-house proprietary contents that may later be integrated with the platform being developed, such as, Nigeria Universities Management Information System (NUMIS). Despite the efforts expended, none of these projects could be fully realized. Uwadia C. et al, (2003), pointed out a number of risk factors that posed a serious challenge to realizing an integrated and sustained network for research and education. The researcher modeled a system based on public cloud that will handle problems of cost flights, expertise and availability, as well as, curb problems of project duration and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
Keywords: NREN, Cloud Computing, Managed Computing, EDUroam, TCO.