Cloud Computing Strategyget help

May 16, 2016


  • Lawrence Dobranski, PhD
  • Dave Townsend
  • Mark Roman

The print version is available below.


These pages contain the details of Simon Fraser University’s cloud computing strategy. This strategy defines our approach for assessing cloud computing opportunities and risks by weighing the potential value against the full cost of ownership that incorporates security, privacy law compliance, and life cycle management costs (including capital, licensing, support and ever-greening).

Our strategy encompasses two distinct perspectives:

Adopt cloud computing services that provide maximum business value to the University while avoiding or minimizing potential risks.

Leverage our new Water Tower Building Data Centre improvements to:

  • Enhance and expand SFU’s support for high performance research computing.
  • Position SFU as a potential shared services provider in alignment with provincial and federal government initiatives.
  • Pursue revenue-generating opportunities with new business partners.

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