|By Tim Watson||
|December 17, 2013 01:37 PM EST||
IBM is providing a private cloudto a consortium of seven schools in Nova Scotia, Canada in order to help the schools create a new curriculum aimed at developing analytics skills.
Slated for operations in early 2014, the cloud hosted at Dalhousie University will be made available to faculty and students at the Acadia University, Cape Breton University, Mount Saint Vincent University, Nova Scotia Community College, Saint Mary’s University and St. Francis Xavier University, IBM announced Nov. 27.
The open source cloud is based on IBM Flex System and IBM Storwize hardware and runs the Apache Software Foundation Virtual Computing Lab software.
According to IBM, 2.5 quintillion bytes of information is generated daily.