There are two core strategies required:
- How will SFU behave as a cloud services consumer, and
- How will SFU behave as a cloud services provider.
Most universities are only concerned with how they will consume cloud services provided by other organizations. At SFU we have a rich history of providing cloud services to other organizations such as BCcampus and BCNET. Our future includes providing large scale cloud services on a national scale. Significant investments at SFU by Compute Canada in high performance computing require us to provide community cloud services as a national research infrastructure initiative.
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