Course: Cloud Computing Class - fourth edition

Project Details

Project Lead
Massimo Canonico 
Project Manager
Massimo Canonico 
Project Members
vito pizzolato, Marco Paoletti, Stefano Comba, Fabio Amato, Alessandro Mereu, Stefano Mondino, Paolo Grosso, Marina Sabetta, Andrea Lombardo, Gabriele Barberis, Elia Callegari, Paolo Bonanno, Andrea Moio, Lorenzo Trova  
University of Piemonte Orientale, Computer Science Department  
Computer Science (401) 


This is the fourth edition of the Cloud Computing Class, where students can realize 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) in order to interact/interface with the Cloud. The last part of the course will involve the boto library and the usage of CloudTUI tools.

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.