Jeremy Casper and Chris Goodland and friends,
Think RackSpace.com, Amazon EC2, GoDaddy.com, HostGator.com, MS
Azure AppFabric (in fact why don’t we just out-source this?)
When I think of Web Hosting 2.0 I want:
Windows Server 2008 64bit (config to use AD.umn.edu) with:
Microsoft Web Platform installer (lots of app choices)
IIS, Apache 2.x, SSL, .Net 2.x – 4.x, ASP Classic, PHP 5.x,
WebDAV, Oracle 11g 64bit, SQL server 2008, and/or mySQL back ends.
LAMP Servers with (config to use AD.umn.edu) with:
PHPMyAdmin , Control Panel (cPanel), Fantastico (lots of app
Redhat 64bit , Apache 2.x, SSL, WebDAV, PHP 5.x, Ruby, Perl,
Python, Oracle 11g 64bit, and/or mySQL back ends.
Oracle 11g as a SERVICE. - See Andy Wattenhofer’s Oracle
SaaS paper 2007.
Something like a modern version of UMFoundary – See Alexander
Saint Croix’s ideas at https://wiki.umn.edu/view/UMFoundry/WebHome
RESTful PeopleSoft Web Services Bus
CentralAuth Hub (please keep this around!)
Add Shibboleth and OpenID service implementations
CLA’s offering to its units and researchers.
Web hotels without DB back ends and language platform support
are of no value to me.
Carlson School of Management
By Jeremy Casper and Chris Goodland
Reduced budgets, the green movement, and the increasing popularity of social
media tools are causing University of Minnesota departments to rethink how they
do things on the web, including hosting websites. In the Office of Information
Technology, we’re rethinking the central hosting options we offer to all
departments as well. How can we partner with others to build next generation
campus web hosting services?
In the past, the options and features of our several web hosting services
have been defined differently. But a team has recently been formed to align
these services, provide current and potential customers with a clearer roadmap,
and better define partnerships between customers and our staff.
This team is currently documenting existing use, support structure,
financial, and architecture information, and gathering requirements for a next
generation web hosting service from University stakeholders and internal and
If you would like to provide feedback to the group, please email [log in to unmask]. The team’s final
recommendations and a timeline for implementation will be disseminated at the
end of March.