Cloudification is the Cornell offering of public cloud services to the Cornell community. The offering currently includes access to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure under a Cornell University enterprise agreement. Enterprise agreements allow the Cornell community to opt in to use cloud-based IT infrastructure services covered under Cornell master accounts.
What is the Cloudification service?
Cloudification is the conversion of applications, data storage, and compute cycles to take advantage of cloud computing. CIT offers a Cloudification service to help campus accelerate their move to powerful, low-cost cloud infrastructure services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.
The cloudification team works with each customer to create an automated, repeatable, and reliable model for deploying IT applications to the cloud. Common benefits of moving to cloud infrastructure include:
- More control (increase or decrease resources on-demand)
- Saving resource hours on database and OS maintenance because of automated services
- Improved time to delivery due to on-demand server create and retire
- Elastic capacity – no guesswork in resource utilization
- Improved disaster recovery and failover options
- Robust security
Moving to a modern cloud platform such as AWS or Azure without changing existing operations practices is possible, but not advisable. By investing in a one-time reconfiguration of applications and operations platforms, you will gain significant efficiency. Using automation, containerization, and innovation can result in significant cost reduction as well as reduced resource needs for utility and maintenance tasks. CIT’s Cloudification service is available to help with this process.
For more information, contact the Cloudification team.