The Cleveland Public Library is using cloud-based technology from Hewlett-Packard to increase community access to digital content and personal computing.

The library, according to Hewlett-Packard, is providing patrons with HP mobile thin clients to enable them to create their own computing environments as if they were using their own laptop or desktop computer. HP servers, storage, networking and virtualization software will provide a platform capable of supporting thousands of dedicated virtual desktops to accommodate users, according to the company.

MyCloud, the library’s new program, uses HP 6360t Mobile Thin Clients and HP TouchSmart PCs to provide digital accounts for library goers. Users can surf the Web, access library resources and save files, bookmarks and preferences so they are available any time they visit the library.

MyCloud also provides access to software applications such as photo-editing tools and business-management applications.

“As a progressive 21st century library, we’re excited that we can provide our patrons with a better, more personalized computing experience,” Felton Thomas, executive director of the Cleveland Public Library, said in a statement.




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