President of DCU launches ‘CloudCORE’ the First Academic Cloud Research Centre in DCU

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The School of Computing, in conjunction with various collaborators are delighted to launch CloudCORE Research Group Centre in DCU.  Cloud Computing promises huge benefits to all users of Information Technology from individuals to the largest corporate users.

Cloud computing facilitates on-demand network access to a shared pool of computer resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) in a fast and cost effective manner.

It is a major evolving industry that will revolutionise how business and public sector organisations run their operations and deliver products and services.  If Ireland acts now, Cloud Computing will deliver much needed competitiveness and jobs for the Irish economy.  Cloud Computing makes Information Technology a low operating cost rather than an expensive capital investment.  This will help small firms in all parts of the economy to grow and could lead to the formation of 2,000 new small and medium enterprises.  It also has the potential to transform how children and students are educated in Ireland.

 At the launch event, Ray Walshe, Director of CloudCORE said ‘This is the culmination of a lot of work in DCU and with our collaborators and international partners. We are delighted with the progress we have made in attracting funding opportunities from Science foundation Ireland, IRCSET Enterprise Partnership Scheme and Innovation Partnership with Enterprise Ireland.  We are growing our links with industry in this area and preparing a number of EU proposals as part of Objective ICT-2011.1.2.  This is down to a lot of effort from a lot of people who have been working extremely hard for CloudCORE”.

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The Cloud Computing Research Centre consists of 4 main research groups which are:

  • Business Models and Best Practice
  • Security and Governance
  • Cloud Services and Autonomic Computing
  • Cloud Applications

Affiliated Centres:

  • Leadership, Innovation and Knowledge (LINK) Research Centre
  • Centre for Scientific Computing and Complex Systems (SCI-SYM)
  • Centre for Next Generation Localisation (CNGL)
  • LERO – The Centre for Software Engineering
  • CLARITY – Centre for Sensor Web Technologies

Other Computing Staff Members:

  • Prof. Mike Scott
  • Prof. Heather Ruskin
  • Prof. Alan Smeaton
  • Dr. Geoff Hamilton
  • Dr. David Gray
  • Dr. David Sinclair
  • Dr. Markus Helfert
  • Dr. Rory O’Connor
  • Mr. Gary Conway
  • Ms. Jane Kernan

Other Faculty:

  • Dr. Gabriel Miro-Muntean
  • Dr. Theo Lynn
  • Dr. Ciarán Mac anBhaird


  • Institute of Technology Tallaght
  • Athlone Institute of Technology
  • University College Cork