Understanding the Deployment Cost of Cloud Computing Services for the Higher Education Institutions

Cheol Ho Choi, Chaeeun Lee, Jemin Justin Lee, Kyungho Lee

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Abstract

Cloud Computing (CC) have been widely adopted in the educational institutions during the past decade, as the virtual infrastructures and shared architectures offer various work groups and parties to benefit from the solutions. With the emergence of cloud centric applications, various technologies have allowed institutions to gain a wide range of applications and services that are beneficial for both the educators and students. Furthermore, CC have allowed institutions to reduce storage costs and up-front commitment for computing infrastructure implementations. This study quantifies the components and parameters when deploying a HPC center and adopting a CC based facility. We investigate and identify the CAPital Expenses (CAPEX) and OPerating Expenses (OPEX) for the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of a HPC center within a higher educational environment. Furthermore, we discuss the software licensing models for CC which can be classified into the perpetual and subscription-based licensing model. In this study, we discuss the financial benefits and opportunities for utilizing a CC based computing infrastructure and HPC center. We propose a cost benefit framework for the in-house compute facility and CC that can help institutions and educational stakeholders when deploying a HPC facility or CC model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICTC 2019 - 10th International Conference on ICT Convergence
Subtitle of host publicationICT Convergence Leading the Autonomous Future
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages438-443
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728108926
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Oct
Event10th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Convergence, ICTC 2019 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2019 Oct 162019 Oct 18

Publication series

NameICTC 2019 - 10th International Conference on ICT Convergence: ICT Convergence Leading the Autonomous Future

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Information and Communication Technology Convergence, ICTC 2019
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period19/10/1619/10/18

Keywords

  • AWS
  • CAPEX
  • Cloud Computing(CC)
  • Engineering management
  • OPEX
  • Total cost of ownership

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Media Technology
  • Control and Optimization

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    Choi, C. H., Lee, C., Lee, J. J., & Lee, K. (2019). Understanding the Deployment Cost of Cloud Computing Services for the Higher Education Institutions. In ICTC 2019 - 10th International Conference on ICT Convergence: ICT Convergence Leading the Autonomous Future (pp. 438-443). [8939863] (ICTC 2019 - 10th International Conference on ICT Convergence: ICT Convergence Leading the Autonomous Future). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICTC46691.2019.8939863