Community cloud – Laval’s experiment in social tech

March 6, 2017

Université Laval has extended beyond the centralization of IT service delivery to build a cost effective private cloud that also supports the hosting needs of external government agencies.

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By Mary Allen


Université Laval becomes an IT services broker to offer a community cloud

May 24, 2016

The concept of an IT department charging lines of business for the services they consume has been around a while, but it’s a shift in thinking. The Université Laval has made the transition, and is not only taking that approach with faculty, but is providing cloud services to other organizations in the community.
The Quebec post-secondary institution is one of three universities leveraging VMware NSX so it can be an IT services broker and offer a “community cloud.”

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By Gary Hilson
IT World Canada


Infonuagique de proximité

June 16, 2016

Un volume de données en croissance exponentielle, des infrastructures insuffisantes ou désuètes, une évolution technologique rapide: voilà autant d’enjeux informatiques auxquels doivent faire face, de nos jours, la majorité des organisations. Depuis peu, une nouvelle solution permet aux organismes des secteurs public et parapublic de Québec d’affronter efficacement ces défis: Cumulus, l’offre infonuagique de proximité de l’Université Laval.

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By Yvon Larose
Le Fil


Real-world applications for a VMware NSX SDN platform

June 14, 2016

Université Laval in Quebec City is one of the early users of VMware NSX SDN. Guillaume Moutier, the director of IT architecture office at the school, has been on the ground floor of NSX development. The university network supports 40,000 connections, 1,000 switches and routers and 2,000 Wi-Fi access points. There are 1 Gbps connections to the end points and a mix of 10 Gbps and 40 Gbps in the core. Roughly 20,000 individuals use the network daily.

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By Paul Korzeniowski