Welcome to the Roger Williams University rCloud Computing Site
Aligning with the RWU Goal of Affordable Excellence
Accessibility - Flexibility – Connectivity
What is rCloud?
Cloud computing is a strategy to provide collaboration, storage and access to applications from a centralized server. rCloud allows for virtual desktops so students can log in to the server from their own computer 24/7 and pull down a desktop that is customized to their needs and just start working. No need to go to a lab computer to work!
Some of the benefits of this approach include:
Access to the software you need 24/7 right from your own computer or even a mobile device
Every space becomes a collaborative learning/work space
Consistent desktop environment regardless of local hardware/software – everyone has the same applications in the same versions
Ability to supply software updates throughout the year
Easier backup and recovery of full desktops and personalized settings
Failover and redundancy capability avoids loss of student files
Ability to stream to peripherals on the network such as printers, copiers, scanners etc.