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CSCLab: A Cloud-Based Platform for Managing Computing Labs

CSCLab: A Cloud-Based Platform for Managing Computing Labs
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Author(s): Paula Prata (University of Beira Interior, Portugal) and Samuel Alves (University of Beira Interior, Portugal)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 21
Source title: Virtual Reality in Education: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8179-6.ch026

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Abstract

This paper presents a platform to create and manage virtual computing laboratories using Cloud resources. Using this platform a professor can create a customized laboratory according to the class needs. The laboratory is composed of a set of virtual machines that students may use to get access to the necessary computing resources to attend the class. The platform aims at the creation of a solution to avoid proprietary lock in's, and it was designed to be agnostic to the cloud infrastructure. The machines of the lab can be accessed using some remote desktop protocol and managed by non-expert users.

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