This report provides an Initial Evaluation of the three Proof of Concept deployments, held in the first half of 2012, based on the Success Criteria defined as part of Work Pack age 5. The three flagship applications selected for the Proof of Concept cover a varying number of Use Cases. Each flagship presented differing challenges for the Cloud Service providers during the migration of the application to the cloud infrastructure.
This “D4.2 Cloud Provisioning: case histories of decisions taken” report focuses on the Demand side requirements and Supply side offerings, thus far in the project to document it for further developments. It presents methods implemented for matching requirements to possible supply combinations in each flagship use-case and the workflow for “on-boarding” a use case onto a required set of services.
This document reports on the activities carried out in Helix Nebula, during the first year of the project, to investigate, identify and analyse interoperability and integration concerns between publicly funded e-Infrastructures and commercial cloud providers. The report has been structured around interoperability levels as described in the European Interoperability Framework and it also includes a specific analysis concerning different business cases and operational scenarios of interoperating service architectures.
The description and analysis of business processes in this deliverable define the framework and restrictions for the definition of potential business models. In this context it was essential to uncover mismatches and to define next steps in order to combine procurement processes on the demand side (segment restricted to big science) and the offer creation processes of the supply side (commercial cloud service providers).
This document aims to consolidate the lessons learned from the three proof of concept (PoC) Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environments, with the scope of offering compute power to ESA, CERN and EMBL in a utilitarian way making compute power a commodity such as water, electricity and power.
The document presents the vision, the concept and the direction for forming a European Industrial Strategy for a Scientific Cloud Computing Infrastructure to be implemented by 2020. This document will be the Helix Nebula's framework for decisions and for securing support and approval in establishing, initially, an R&D European Cloud Computing Infrastructure that serves the need of European Research Area (ERA1) and Space Agencies.