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Welcome to the Educause Cloud Computing Constituent Group (CCCG) Cloud Confluence Page hosted by Internet2!   This page is often referred to by the Higher Ed Cloud community as simply, "The Cloud Wiki."

The purpose of this page is to maintain a publicly accessible repository of relevant cloud computing architecture documents, best practices, procedures, and general lessons learned from the higher education IT community.  

As part of an initiative with the CCCG, this space will be undergoing a strategic restructuring in early 2020 to better organize the existing content and solicit additional content from the community.  

To access the existing resources, please use the Confluence navigation pane on the left side of the page. 


This Wiki was created out of meeting at the University of Chicago during the Summer of 2014. The group of attendees chose six topics for discussion at the meeting, and added a seventh during the discussions:

These are not meant to be an exhaustive list of cloud architectural concerns, but were voted by the group as being the highest priority for discussion at the time. Not all of the discussions turned into documentation to be represented in this Wiki.

The first morning was spent in a round of lightning talks where each campus talked a bit about current state in cloud infrastructure and platforms. After that, the afternoon and next morning were spent in a series of one hour discussions on each topic, followed by a wrap-up and discussion of follow-up activities. That structure forms the basis for this Wiki.

As the community's cloud architectural expertise has grown, this Wiki has become home to, and has developed as an index for, its collective documentation and best practices. Contributions are encouraged by logging in with your federated credentials in the top right corner of the Wiki page.

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