Customer Stories:
Purdue University

Purdue University

Business

A public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana with the oldest computer science department in the United States.

Challenges

Needed a cloud platform to power a curriculum that provides students with cutting-edge data analytics skills and prepares them for real-world jobs at leading tech companies.

Outcome

Purdue has built two separate courses using their OpenStack private cloud, which allows students and faculty to quickly spin up new server clusters, work across different operating systems, and access the latest technology on a semester-by-semester basis.

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Solutions

Private Cloud, OpenStack Private Cloud

About the Customer

Purdue University is a public research university located in West Lafayette, Indiana and is the main campus of the Purdue University system. The university was founded in 1869 after Lafayette businessman John Purdue donated land and money to establish a college of science, technology, and agriculture in his name.
 
Purdue is home to the oldest computer science department in the United States. When they needed a cloud platform to power a curriculum that provides students with cutting-edge data analytics skills and prepares them for real-world jobs at leading tech companies, they turned to the Open Stack experts at Rackspace.
 

Purdue University

"Rackspace helped us during the development phase of the labs. We needed a lot of iterations to redesign, tweak our labs, change it. So I think Rackspace provided us with flexibility in terms of reconfiguring, redesigning, and it made the development quite smooth."

Walid Aref

Professor of Computer Science

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