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Hybrid Cloud Architecture for Higher Education System

Omar Nooh Almotiry1, Mohemmed Sha2,*, Mohamudha Parveen Rahamathulla3, Omer Salih Dawood Omer2
1 Department of Arabic Language and Literature, College of Arts and Science, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Wadi Al dawaser, 11991, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Computer Science, College of Arts and Science, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Wadi Al dawaser, 11991, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Medical Lab Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Wadi Al dawaser, 11991, Saudi Arabia
* Corresponding Author: Mohemmed Sha. Email:

Computer Systems Science and Engineering 2021, 36(1), 1-12.

Received 10 September 2020; Accepted 20 October 2020; Issue published 23 December 2020


As technology improves, several modernization efforts are taken in the process of teaching and learning. An effective education system should maintain global connectivity, federate security and deliver self-access to its services. The cloud computing services transform the current education system to an advanced one. There exist several tools and services to make teaching and learning more interesting. In the higher education system, the data flow and basic operations are almost the same. These systems need to access cloud-based applications and services for their operational advancement and flexibility. Architecting a suitable cloud-based education system will leverage all the benefits of the cloud to its stakeholders. At the same time, educational institutions want to keep their sensitive information more secure. For that, they need to maintain their on-premises data center along with the cloud infrastructure. This paper proposes an advanced, flexible and secure hybrid cloud architecture to satisfy the growing demands of an education system. By sharing the proposed cloud infrastructure among several higher educational institutions, there is a possibility to implement a common education system among organizations. Moreover, this research demonstrates how a cloud-based education architecture can utilize the advantages of the cloud resources offered by several providers in a hybrid cloud environment. In addition, a reference architecture using Amazon Web Service (AWS) is proposed to implement a common university education system.


Educational cloud; hybrid cloud; cloud services; cloud data center; cloud education system

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O. Nooh Almotiry, M. Sha, M. Parveen Rahamathulla and O. Salih Dawood Omer, "Hybrid cloud architecture for higher education system," Computer Systems Science and Engineering, vol. 36, no.1, pp. 1–12, 2021.

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