Course: Cloud Computing Class - third edition

Project Details

Project Lead
Massimo Canonico 
Project Manager
Massimo Canonico 
Project Members
Enrico Usai, Giancarlo Nuzzolo, Alessandro Chinea, Antonio Gianfreda, Andrea Cosseta, Salvatore Lo Presti, Nicola D'Ambrosio, Franco Ponzo, Vittorio De Carlo, Simone Sabba, Fabio Bassino, Albert Shaqiri, Marco Guazzone, Marco Malavasi, Alessandro Gallina, Gabriele Macchia  
University of Piemonte Orientale, Computer Science Department  
Computer Science (401) 


This is the third edition of the Cloud Computing Class, where students can get confidence with what is Cloud Computing in real. In the first part of the course, they will play with Eucalyptus/Nimbus/OpenStack in order to understand the "basic steps" for each cloud computing platform. In the second part of the course, they will play with open source projects (Munin, Pound, Chef, Ganglia, Puppet, BoxGrinder... just to name a few) that should be able to interact/interface with the Cloud.

Intellectual Merit

The students will be involved in a realistic scenario where they will face problem concerning configuration/monitoring and management of a Cloud.

Broader Impacts

All materials and all results will be published in the class web page ( All documents/results will be proposed as "open source" materials (that is editable/improved from everyone). The intent of this it is also to figure out which is the best way to teach and to practice with cloud computing.

Scale of Use

The resources involved in our class are few physical machines (less than 50). The class is serving 16 students.