Thank you Guys for all the info. This gives me something to think about and plan for our ever-growing VCL cloud.
Arbin Darren Sanders IT Manager - Academic Computing North Carolina Central University 712 Cecil Street Suite 3014 Durham, NC 27707 919.530.6307 919.530.5097 (Fax) For the Latest ITS Updates and Tips Join Us Online CONFIDENTIALITY: This email (including any attachments) may contain confidential, proprietary and privileged information, and unauthorized disclosure or use is prohibited. If you received this email in error, please notify the sender and delete this e-mail from your system. -----Original Message----- From: Henry Schaffer [mailto:h...@ncsu.edu] Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2012 10:46 AM To: vcl-...@incubator.apache.org Cc: email@example.com Subject: Re: Other Uses for VCL Andy mentioned the VCL running Elluminate Live in one context - we also are using the VCL with Elluminate in a Disaster Recovery mode in an interesting way. If the campus is closed for any reason [insert any disaster scenario here] and it is desired to continue teaching face to face courses (which are the majority of all of our courses) this can be done online. That is, this can be done online if we have a sufficient number of synchronous meeting servers available (we've been using Elluminate, but it could be any such software.) How many servers? Dozens, hundreds? It makes no financial sense to buy and install them and keep them there "just in case". Here's where the VCL can take over and handle this - with one image of the server software in storage. When required, it can be loaded on any number of servers and the instructors and students can all be online from home and the courses continue. Of course, this use would displace some other uses - and that has to be arranged - but most of the student use for homework and projects is somewhat flexible - and likely can be displaced into the 10pm-10am lower use half of the day. The degree to which some uses are displaced to make place for others is a policy issue, and the VCL can be used for this. --henry On Wed, May 9, 2012 at 8:19 PM, Sanders, Arbin D <asand...@nccu.edu> wrote: > All,**** > > ** ** > > I am apologize in advance for posting to both groups but I think each > one has its own unique info and opinions. As NCCU goes into the new > fiscal year, I am looking at acquiring more hardware and software for > NCCU VCL project. Do any of you all have other uses for VCL other than > HPC and Virtual Desktops?**** > > ** ** > > Thanks in advance!**** > > ** ** > > *Arbin Darren Sanders* > ______________________________________________________________________ This email has been scanned by the Symantec Email Security.cloud service. For more information please visit http://www.symanteccloud.com ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ This email has been scanned by the Symantec Email Security.cloud service. For more information please visit http://www.symanteccloud.com ______________________________________________________________________