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Janet Brokerage. From start up to delivery. www.janetbrokerage.ac.uk www.twitter.com/Janet_Cloud. The story so far. Universities Modernisation Fund Overall strategy to drive use of shared services (in the Cloud) Researchers and data management primary focus

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janet brokerage
Janet Brokerage

From start up to delivery

www.janetbrokerage.ac.uk www.twitter.com/Janet_Cloud

the story so far
The story so far...
  • Universities Modernisation Fund
  • Overall strategy to drive use of shared services (in the Cloud)
  • Researchers and data management primary focus
  • Creation of the Janet Brokerage
  • Boost to DCC
  • Pilot Cloud services at Eduserv
  • Pilot research applications commissioned

www.janetbrokerage.ac.uk www.twitter.com/Janet_Cloud

brokerage aims
Brokerage aims
  • Work with the sector and suppliers to provide solutions based on IT as a service, facilitating the uptake of data centre, hosted and cloud services.
    • Create efficiencies and cost savings
    • Accelerate and improve availability of services and add value by advocacy and procurement management
    • Reduce risk in adopting new services
    • Address technical and business questions
    • Create a competitive market based on sound technical platforms

www.janetbrokerage.ac.uk www.twitter.com/Janet_Cloud

period of learning
Period of learning...
  • Many discussions with the sector to understand:
    • Focus, fears and future aspirations
    • Critical blockers for adoption
    • Readiness to adopt
  • Many discussions with commercial providers to understand:
    • Focus, fears and future aspirations
    • Critical blockers for adoption
    • Readiness to work collaboratively

www.janetbrokerage.ac.uk www.twitter.com/Janet_Cloud

and we found
And we found...
  • Many different organisational:
    • perspectives
    • approaches
    • priorities
    • levels of readiness
  • Unsurprisingly: There is no one model that fits all!

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which means
Which means...
  • Devoted to working with research and education institutions to match individual organisational needs to data centre and cloud computing solutions
  • Respond to requirements of individual institutions to help procure trusted shared virtual servers and data centres.
  • Spent the past year building relationships with sector and suppliers, identifying which services are key

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testing the model
Testing the model
  • How will we (or JISC/HEFCE/Treasury/another) judge success?
    • Successful procurements (and models)
    • Implemented projects
    • Avoiding new data centre build
    • Uptake of new services

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priorities
Priorities
  • Establish brokerage as ‘one stop shop’
  • Develop coherent offerings, IaaS, PaaS, & SaaS
  • Develop Financial Sustainability Model
  • Pilot Moonshot
  • Legal / SLA Model
  • Support sector projects
  • First major brokered deal(s) executed this academic year
  • Establish pipeline of brokered deals into FY12/13

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initial service menu
Initial service menu
  • Colocation
  • Managed Virtual Servers
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Commodity Storage
  • Tiered Storage
  • Commodity Compute
  • HPC
  • VLE
  • Email
  • UMF Projects

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where are we up to
Where are we up to?
  • Launched PQQs for data centre IaaS services and colocation
      • Based on known colocationand service requirements
      • Working with sector institutions and their needs
      • Short list of major suppliers and tenders issued
      • First deployment Feb 2012
  • Developing Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) March 2012
      • New use of DPS, proving the concept and making efficiencies
      • Aimed at commodity provision (storage, compute, HPC)

www.janetbrokerage.ac.uk www.twitter.com/Janet_Cloud

products shaped by you
Products shaped by you
  • Shaping new services and product offerings
    • Architecture models that work tested by institutions such as Loughboro’
    • Usage models for cloud data storage and HPC
  • Looking for opportunities for further deployment
  • Don’t forget Eduserv Pilot Vmware now available Openstackin New Year

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questions feedback
Questions & Feedback
  • http://www.janetbrokerage.ac.uk
  • www.twitter.com/Janet_Cloud
  • brokerage@ja.net

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