Mitchell C. Hill Center for Digital Innovation


Projects Made Possible By the Mitchell C. Hill Student-Run Data Center

Cal Poly Pomona and the Mitchell C. Hill Student-Run Data Center share the same philosophy of “learn by doing”. Thus, we are always encouraging faculty to bring to students the most challenging IT projects that would engage students into implementing what they have learned in school, to solve real life issues in practical situations. With such a learning tradition, we proudly share these projects that will be brought up to students, and projects that our CIS students are currently working on below.

Apache Guacamole

Apache Guacamole Project

Apache Guacamole, a clientless remote desktop gateway, supports standard protocols like VNC, RDP, and SSH. Apache Guacamole requires no plugins or client software, and with the support of HTML5, once Guacamole is installed on a server, all you need to access to your desktops is an installed web browser. Apache Guacamole is an open source software, that is built on its own stack of core APIs which are thoroughly documented. Also, together with a desktop operating system hosted in the cloud, we can combine the convenience of Guacamole with the resilience and flexibility of cloud computing.

CHEF Automation Project

Chef Automate gives you a full-stack continuous deployment pipeline, automated testing for compliance and security, and visibility into everything that’s happening along the way. It builds on Chef for infrastructure automation, InSpec for compliance automation and Habitat for application automation. You can transform your company into a highly collaborative, software-driven organization with Chef Automate as the engine.


QRadar Project

IBM® QRadar® Security Intelligence is a tightly integrated solution that allows you to protect your organization from threats and cybersecurity attacks. The IBM QRadar Sense Analytics™ Engine helps eliminate noise by applying advanced analytics to chain multiple incidents together and identify security offenses requiring action. QRadar provides real-time visibility, reduces and prioritizes alerts, enable more effective threat management, operates across on-premises and cloud environments, products detailed data access and user activity reports, and offers multi-tenancy and a master console.

Mitchell C. Hill Student-Run Data Center Website

Funded by Mitchell C. Hill foundation, the Student-Run Data Center was created to provide faculty and students opportunities to experiment with a cloud environment. Faculty can teach about the technologies and students can learn how to approach the use of cloud solutions in the future. In order to make students aware of the benefits of the Student-Run Data Center, SiteWise Web Consulting – a group of students, who took CIS 466 – System Development Project, volunteered to develop this very website to promote and encourage students to recognize the resources that they can utilize on campus. The website was totally under Dr. Pike’s inspection and advice to ensure that the website would successfully deliver the message to the next generation of students attend Cal Poly Pomona.

Mitch Hill Student Run Data Center