OTTAWA, Jan. 12, 2012 /CNW/ - The Huawei-TELUS Innovation Centre for
Enterprise Cloud Services opened today at Carleton University. The
centre was created through a $1.4 million investment made by Huawei and
The centre, located in Carleton's new engineering building, will be a
venue for performing cutting-edge research in cloud computing.
Students, faculty and industry will research real-world problems
associated with enterprise clouds including management of computing, on
demand storage and network resources, data-centre networking,
scalability, business continuity, and security.
"Working with such innovative partners as Huawei and TELUS helps ensure
Carleton continues to collaborate with important industry locally and
nationally," said Rafik Goubran, dean of Carleton's Faculty of
Engineering and Design. "Our students will get the hands-on, real-world
training they need to be competitive in the job market."
"This initiative will enable Carleton to work with a growing number of
innovators in the field of cloud computing research," says Ibrahim
Gedeon, TELUS Chief Technology Officer. "The centre, supported by TELUS
and Huawei, will be a vital element of not only academia in Canada but
with our industry in helping to develop the most advanced cloud
technology and services, ultimately benefitting the consumer and
"We're very pleased to be partnering with TELUS and the dynamic
researchers in Carleton's Faculty of Engineering and Design in
developing the cloud computing lab," says Sean Yang, president of
Huawei Canada. "With Carleton students driving research in
leading-edge technologies, this will have significant benefits in the
local information and communications technology community as these
students graduate and enter the workforce."
Many of these students, along with faculty from Carleton's Faculty of
Engineering and Design and representatives from Huawei Canada and
TELUS, were on-hand at the opening to discuss the importance of cloud
technologies and the research projects they are launching in the
Carleton's Shikharesh Majumdar, professor of systems and computer
engineering, will work with two graduate students on resource
management in clouds that give rise to high system performance while
conserving power; Professor Changcheng Huang will lead a project on
traffic control for data-centre networks; Professor Yvan Labiche and
students will research intrusion detection for clouds; Professor Samuel
Ajila will lead a team working on virtual machine migration within the
cloud; Professor Winnie Ye will lead a project exploring how photonic
cross connections can be used to optimize clouds; and a team of four
professors and graduate students led by Professor Ioannis Lambadaris
will investigate effective techniques for service level agreement based
About Cloud Computing:
Cloud computing allows users to acquire resources on demand from a
service provider and store data on the service provider's system rather
than hosting this information on their own computers. The term "cloud
computing" refers to the information which is processed and stored on
computers that are offsite, often in a location unknown to the client
and accessed via the internet. Enterprise cloud computing offers
resource sharing within one business or enterprise and provides secure,
fast and flexible sharing of computer power, storage and software
focusing on one company's or business's individual demands.
About Carleton University:
Carleton's Faculty of Engineering and Design has more than 4,500
students, making it one of the largest engineering schools in Canada.
Located in the nation's capital, Carleton University is a dynamic
research and teaching institution with a tradition of leading change.
Its internationally recognized faculty, staff and researchers provide
more than 25,000 full- and part-time students from every province and
more than 100 countries around the world with academic opportunities in
more than 65 programs of study, including public affairs, journalism,
film studies, engineering, high technology, and international studies.
Carleton's creative, interdisciplinary and international approach to
research has led to many significant discoveries and creative works in
science and technology, business, governance, public policy and the
arts. As an innovative institution Carleton is uniquely committed to
developing solutions to real-world problems by pushing the boundaries
of knowledge and understanding daily.
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology
(ICT) solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric
innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end
advantages in telecom networks, devices and cloud computing. We are
committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises
and consumers by providing competitive solutions and services. Our
products and solutions have been deployed in over 140 countries,
serving more than one third of the world's population.
For more information, visit Huawei online: www.huawei.com.
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company in Canada, with $10.3 billion of annual revenue and 12.6
million customer connections including 7.2 million wireless
subscribers, 3.6 million wireline network access lines, 1.3 million
Internet subscribers and more than 450,000 TELUS TV customers. Led
since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a
wide range of communications products and services including data,
Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. In support of
our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and
retirees will, by year-end 2011, have contributed $245 million to
charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.1 million
hours of service to local communities since 2000. Eleven TELUS
Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS' local philanthropic
initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding
philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of
Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to
receive this prestigious international recognition. For more
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