The Open Cloud Institute (OCI) will accelerate the ongoing university wide cloud computing initiative and establish the University of Texas at San Antonio as the top academic institution for education, research and technology transfer in cloud computing and technologies. OCI will also actively engage with the industry partners such as Rackspace, Microsoft, CPS Energy, Southwest Research Institute, and ProfitBricks to facilitate technology transfer and provide a novel platform for industry projects that will lead to state-of-the-art experiments, findings, and innovations. In addition to the Colleges of Business, Engineering, and Sciences, departments, research institutes, and centers will participate and benefit from OCI resources and activities.
For example, OCI will engage the Center for Infrastructure Assurance and Security (CIAS), which has been ranked #1 in Cyber Security Programs, in addition, the Institute for Cyber Security (ICS) has exceptional expertise in cyber security models, architectures, protocols and technologies, The Center for Education and Research in Information and Infrastructure Security offers additional opportunities for collaborative, high impact research and educational activities.
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