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News Announcement

Free cloud computing exploratory accounts available

Contact: Paul Redfern
Cell: (607) 227-1865

FOR RELEASE: September 27, 2013

ITHACA, N.Y. - The Cornell University Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) announced today that Cornell University students, faculty, and staff are eligible for Red Cloud exploratory accounts which provides 50 hours on Red Cloud for 4 months, 50GB storage, and 1 hour of consulting at no fee. Consulting assistance may be used to help you build your cloud image and install your software.

Red Cloud is an Amazon Web Services (AWS)-compatible Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) that runs Eucalyptus, the open source cloud computing platform. Users have root access to virtual servers and virtual disks.

General Red Cloud information is available at CAC Cloud Computing Services, including a description of the platform’s features which were designed specifically for research, education, and outreach, and a Cornell-restricted link to sign up for exploratory Red Cloud accounts.

Technical information is available at Red Cloud Documentation, including how to log in, how to use the Eucalyptus User Console, how to access Red Cloud via Linux euca2ool CLI command-line tools, how to work with Elastic Block Storage (EBS) volumes, and how to create Windows instances with Red Cloud.

Questions? Contact CAC help.

Visit CAC Computing and Consulting Services for information on other CAC services.