ARE CLOUD ENABLED VIRTUAL LABS ECONOMICAL? - A Case Study Analyzing Cloud based Virtual Labs for Educational Purposes

Nane Kratzke

Abstract

Cost efficiency is an often mentioned strength of cloud computing (Talukader et al., 2010). In times of decreasing educational budgets virtual labs provided by cloud computing might be an interesting alternative for higher education organizations or IT training facilities. This contribution analyzes the cost advantage of virtual educational labs provided via cloud computing means and compare these costs to costs of classical educational labs provided in a dedicated manner. This contribution develops a four step decision making model which might be interesting for colleges, universities or other IT training facilities planning to implement cloud based training facilities. Furthermore this contribution provides interesting findings when cloud computing has economical advantages in education and when not. The developed four step decision making model of general IaaS applicability can be used to find out whether an IaaS cloud based virtual IT lab approach is more cost efficient than a dedicated approach.

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Kratzke N. (2012). ARE CLOUD ENABLED VIRTUAL LABS ECONOMICAL? - A Case Study Analyzing Cloud based Virtual Labs for Educational Purposes . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8565-07-5, pages 353-362. DOI: 10.5220/0003888503530362


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@conference{csedu12,
author={Nane Kratzke},
title={ARE CLOUD ENABLED VIRTUAL LABS ECONOMICAL? - A Case Study Analyzing Cloud based Virtual Labs for Educational Purposes},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2012},
pages={353-362},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003888503530362},
isbn={978-989-8565-07-5},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - ARE CLOUD ENABLED VIRTUAL LABS ECONOMICAL? - A Case Study Analyzing Cloud based Virtual Labs for Educational Purposes
SN - 978-989-8565-07-5
AU - Kratzke N.
PY - 2012
SP - 353
EP - 362
DO - 10.5220/0003888503530362