Some experience in maintenance of an academic cloud




cloud computing, private academic cloud, Apache CloudStack, G Suite, Google Drive


The article is devoted to the systematization of experience in the deployment, maintenance and servicing of the private academic cloud. The article contains model of the authors’ cloud infrastructure. It was developed at Ternopil Volodymyr Hnatiuk National Pedagogical University (Ukraine) on the basis of the Apache CloudStack platform. The authors identify the main tasks for maintaining a private academic cloud. Here they are making changes to the cloud infrastructure; maintenance of virtual machines (VM) to determine the performance and migration of VM instances; work with VMs; backup of all cloud infrastructure. The analysis of productivity and providing students with computing resources is carried out. The main types of VM used in training are given. The number and characteristics of VM that can be served by a private academic cloud are calculated. Approaches and schemes for performing backup are analysed. Some theoretical and practical experience of using cloud services to perform backup has been studied. Several scripts have been developed for archiving the platform database and its repositories. They allow you to upload backups to the Google Drive cloud service. The performance of these scripts for the author’s deployment of private cloud infrastructure was evaluated.


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Oleksiuk, V.P., Oleksiuk, O.R., Spirin, O.M., Balyk, N.R. and Vasylenko, Y.P., 2021. Some experience in maintenance of an academic cloud. CTE Workshop Proceedings [Online], 8, pp.165–178. Available from: [Accessed 14 April 2024].
Received 2020-10-29
Accepted 2020-12-18
Published 2021-03-19

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