UCC builds 'cloud incubator' with Dell, VMware
Facility offers new opportunities for SMBs
TechTrade | 28 Jun 2012 :
University College Cork has partnered with Dell and VMware to support its move into the cloud. Through the investment, UCC is creating a ‘cloud incubator' which will provide SMBs with a simplified route to cloud computing by avoiding large upfront costs and complexities that can be associated with migrating to hosted platforms. It will be powered by Dell and VMware and managed by Dell Services.
John Morrison, UCC, said: "Difficulties faced by the SMB sector in Ireland around cloud computing include access to appropriate software and resources as well as tangible advice around the subject matter. Our investment in cloud infrastructure tackles these issues and arms SMB's within Ireland with the information and infrastructure needed to explore the real potential of cloud computing and realise benefits quickly."
Dermot O'Connell, GM Dell Ireland, added: "UCC is one of Ireland's premier universities and has truly embraced the business opportunity offered by the cloud. Through the development of the UCC Cloud Incubator, the university is playing a leading role in helping SMB's in Ireland to benefit from reduced capital and operational expenditure afforded by cloud-based infrastructure. We're delighted to be part of this project and look forward to continuing our work with UCC."