School Server vs Cloud Server

There is a trend towards letting professional system administrators do their work on large server farms, and letting mere mortals benefit from their work by connecting to these “Cloud servers” via our high bandwith connections.

Given the difficulty of setting up and managing servers, especially for the teachers who already have more challenges than they can possibly manage, the prospect of having school servers “in the cloud” seems almost irresistible.

But low bandwidth or non-existent internet connection makes this option beyond reach in much of the developing world.


About George Hunt

Retired electrical engineer and programmer, enthusiastic about OLPC as a vehicle for gathering together volunteerism, mine and so many others', for helping education in developing countries.
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One Response to School Server vs Cloud Server

  1. Sameer Verma says:

    True. Poor connectivity to the Internet almost makes “cloud” more problematic.

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