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Towards a Cloud Computing strategy for Virginia Tech

This site offers access to the following resources comprising the university’s first comprehensive set of recommendations and guidelines for cloud computing, including:

Strategic Recommendations for Cloud Computing - the primary output of a Division of IT working group tasked with exploring the needs, current status, and future course of cloud computing at Virginia Tech.

Recommended Standards and Practices for Cloud Computing - a web-based collection of articles that identifies guiding principles and offers practical advice in several broad categories related to cloud computing. This resource is intended to help take us from the ‘what’ and ‘why’ of strategy to the ‘how’ of tactical deployment.

The Academic Cloud Computing Discovery Process - a deep dive into the methodology used to gather and analyze the qualitative and quantitative data collected in the cloud strategy working group’s interviews with faculty and staff.

This effort is just beginning; we welcome your involvement

To begin, we invite you to read and consider the resources provided here. If you have feedback or are interested in staying informed about these issues, use the interest / comment form to let us know.

Collectively, we can arrive at responsible, sustainable practices that enable innovation in research, enriched learning experiences for students, and efficient technology support for university administration and operations.