Aug 10 2011
IlliniCloud: Inside Illinois' Shared Computing Model
- Illinois had 860+ school districts with the same kind of needs, but the smaller districts couldn't keep up with bigger districts.
- The IllinCloud is a public cloud co-op that provides computing resources to school districts across the state.
- In the past, school districts had to buy a lot of infrastructure that they didn't need. Now, districts only pay for what they use.
- Schools are seeing the difference with the IlliniCloud because they have access to things they didn't have access to before, like streaming video.