As a cloud services provider, we will leverage SFU’s investment in the new Water Tower Building Data Centre to enhance and expand our capability as a community cloud service provider for high performance research computing across the province and country. We are currently a community cloud service provider for Compute Canada and will position SFU as a potential potential shared services provider in alignment with provincial and federal government initiatives. We will also pursue revenue-generating opportunities with new business partners.
We will manage the following services to ensure our private cloud services meet or exceed national high performance computing expectations:
- Scalability of physical infrastructure (power, cooling, space, backup power)
- Information security
- Operations support
- State of the art technological expertise
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