To meet its technology requirements for teaching and research—requirements that are likely to grow exponentially in the coming years—Université Laval has set up a powerful, state-of-the-art data centre.

UL’s Cumulus services were born out of the university’s desire to share its cloud computing expertise and facilities with other public, and broader-public bodies. It is also part of a socially responsible initiative to enable smaller organizations to access efficient, secure cloud computing resources that would otherwise be out of their reach.