Cloud Delivery NREN style Cloud meets Academics FemkeMorsch Paul van Dijk 2013 Internet2 Annual Meeting
Introduction • Use Case • What SURF can do • Demo • Discussion
Cloud AppsforAcademics Researchers: Best of breed, high-end requirements, Intn’lcollaborations Students: Selfproviding, consumer class apps Universities: Facilitatecollaboration, complywithlegislationandstandards Teachers: easy, hazzle free, instant access
Best of Breed Cloud Apps • Collaboration (Box, Sakai, Google Apps, O365…) • Education (Pearson, Bb, Kaltura, P2Go…) • Research generic (Endnote, Mendeley, Repositories, Springer, Elsevier, PubMed…) • Research high-end (Amazon, Globus, HPC, Greenqloud, Galaxy…)
Instant Delivery = KEY ! One size fits all ! Roger Johnson, PhD Dept. of Bio Informatics University of Amsterdam
Use Case of a Scientist Roger Johnson, 38 yo Lead investigator at the Dutch BioinformaticsInstitute Participates in anIntn’lmulticentre Bio-Imaging project “We need third party collaboration tools (e.g. Box, WebEx) and high-end solutions to scale out peak loads and to make resources easily accessible for researchers everywhere around the world”
The Scientist: “Wouldn’titbe Nice if…” WebexandBox.netforcollaboration? Amazonand Rackspace for storage andcompute? Instant access? SSO supported? Decent pricing? Roger, Lead Investigator Bio-imaging All available in one Webstore?
The ICT Director: “But, how about…..” Privacy & Confidentiality Sustainability Interoperability Data portability (long term) Costs John, ICT Staff Univof Amsterdam Intellectual Property
How to Meet the Needs of our Users I don’tknowhow we could offer somethinglikethat I wish I had anoverview of availablecloudsolutions Roger, Lead Investigator Bio-imaging John, ICT Staff Univof Amsterdam I wish I couldbuyandenable a “certified” product instantly I’dliketostay in control !
The Value Chain? What do NRENsAdd? Provider Provider • NREN care • Network Peering • SSO • Trust • Costs • Tendering • Labeling • Community • Context • Loweringthresholds B2C University Consumer
The Past(1)Identity Federation SURFconext Provider Provider Provider University University University
The Past(2)Business/Licenses/Tenders SURFmarket Provider Provider Provider University University University
The PresentThe Merger–FacilitateUniversities Provider Provider Provider Connect Identity Endpoints Business/Legal Agreements University University University
The FutureThe Merger– Facilitate Groups & Individuals Provider Provider Provider Connect Identity Endpoints Business/Legal Agreements Metering Billing Universities Groups (VOs) Individuals
Demand & Supply(1) Provider Provider Provider “Handling” demand & supply Universities Groups (VOs) Individuals • The big ones are difficult to tame • They are in control anyway • Universities & NREN enforce conditions (closing the ranks) • Negotiate special conditions • Apply EU law • Lump Sum
Demand & Supply(2) Provider Provider Provider “Handling” demand & supply Universities Groups (VOs) Individuals • The small ones seeking pathways to the R&D and EDU market • Large heterogeneity • Niche • Eager to “domesticate” their solutions • Need help with OE compliancy, exposure….We’re the matchmakers
SURF Cloud Store – The Specs • One single entrance to get organized • Product overview (all the interesting stuff that is out there!) • Policy Framework (labels/icons) • How to enable/connect (license, technical connection) • What’s enabled? (institution admin interface) • The perfect matchmaker…showroom for (niche) cloud solutions!
SURF Cloud Showroom Certified ✔ • SAML support • Group support • AcademicLicences • Trust framework • Data protected (policy) • Community reviews
Roadmap • Expand number of services in the store (include high-end services) • Group/user licenses • Community recommendations and Good practices • Metering and Billing • Whitelabel (SURFmarket/SURFconext) backoffice • ..API... to embed shop items in University Portal • Smart Search
Showroom, Portal andAPIs Listing of Apps in University Intranet / Portal SURF Showroom widget API
Questions & Discussion
FemkeMorsch • Paul van Dijk • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.surfnet.nl • www.surfconext.nl • openconext.org