Singapore Polytechnic to Launch Educational Cloud Computing Center

Posted on: November 12, 2011

  • The Singapore Polytechnic Electrical and Electronic Engineering Cloud Computing Center is set to launch, marking the first educational institute in Asia Pacific to provide students with the latest skills in cloud computing through an operational data center environment.
  • Conceived by its School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the SPE3C3 will provide teaching staff and students in the school with “on-demand, scalable, virtual computing and storage in labs to enable more sophisticated projects and research work,” according to the press release.
  • The SPE3C3 was developed in collaboration with technology providers Cisco, Citrix Systems and NetApp.
  • Singapore Polytechnic is using the benefits of cloud computing to realize cost savings, energy efficiency and dynamic scalability.
  • The resources will initially be available to the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering students on campus, then later be accessible to all students on and outside of campus via Internet access in the near future.
  • The new SPE3C3 shows Singapore Polytechnic’s commitment to innovation in education and the use of cutting edge technology to provide its students with relevant and up-to-date training to develop their skills in virtualization, enterprise and cloud computing,” said Tan Hang Cheong, principal, Singapore Polytechnic. Singapore Polytechnic graduates will be truly work-ready in the cloud era and be able to contribute immediately to the industry upon graduation.”
  • Starting in April 2012, students in the third year of the Diploma in Computer Engineering course at Singapore Polytechnic’s School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering will be able to take two new elective modules, Data Center Management and System Virtualization.

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