CSE498, Collaborative Design, Spring 2016
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

General Electric is the world’s digital industrial company with global locations in more than 170 countries and a workforce of 305,000 employees. GE operates in many industries including appliances, power and water, oil and gas, energy management, aviation, healthcare, transportation and capital.

GE businesses rely on compute servers to handle large amounts of data. Servers are used for various applications such as storing files, hosting databases and handling email. Servers are also used to distribute information and run apps via the Internet.

Today, computing services are often provided by an outside company at a remote location “in the cloud.” GE relies on such cloud servers to manage their apps and deliver services quickly and efficiently.

Managing cloud services is important. Unfortunately, existing cloud management tools are often too complex for many users. Our Cloud Management Portal is a tool designed for use by non-technical users to manage and leverage a wide variety of cloud services. Users experience a simplified approach to cloud resource management with the flexibility of handling multiple cloud resource providers.

Our easy-to-use cloud portal makes cloud service management accessible to non-technical people, which increases the use of cloud resources, thereby enabling hospitals, manufacturers and other businesses to function faster and more efficiently.

Our Cloud Management Portal is written in CSS, HTML, JavaScript and Python, and utilizes the Scalr API, Amazon Web Services and the Django MVC framework.