Welcome to the Roger Williams University rCloud Computing Site

Aligning with the RWU Goal of Affordable Excellence
Accessibility - Flexibility – Connectivity

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What is rCloud?

Cloud computing is a strategy to provide collaboration, storage and access to applications from  a centralized server. rCloud allows for virtual desktops so students can log in to the server from their own computer 24/7 and pull down a desktop that is customized to their needs and start working.  No need to go to a lab computer to work!

Some of the benefits of this approach include:

  • Access to the software you need 24/7 right from your own computer or even a mobile device
  • Every space becomes a collaborative learning/work space
  • Consistent desktop environment regardless of local hardware/software – everyone has the same applications in the same versions
  • Easier backup and recovery of full desktops and personalized settings
  • Ability to stream to peripherals on the network such as printers, copiers, scanners etc.