Description of the work
Fotis Karagiannis has 18 years of experience in the ICT research, focusing mainly in Research Networking and Computing e-Infrastructures. He received his PhD in 1998 in the fields of Integrated Communications and Management of Broadband Networks from NTUA, Greece. He participated in multiple European research projects working for commercial or research entities such as now OTEPlus, GRNET, CERN, CESNET, Microsoft Research Cambridge and Microsoft Innovation Center Greece, ATHENA Research Center, and Athens University of Economics and Business. He has worked for major e-Infrastructure projects such as the GEANT, EGEE series, EGI Design Study, PRACE, and the e-IRG support projects.
The presentation summarises the current findings of the e-FISCAL project about evaluating the cost of e-Infrastructures. These findings are based on questionnaire data received from a mix of computing centres belonging to EGI, PRACE or purely national e-Infrastructures. In addition, a survey of the state of the art in financial analysis of ICT infrastructures will be presented, as well as some initial results of the benchmarking efforts of the project that compare commercial cloud offerings with research e-Infrastructures. The presentation will exploit the workshop as an opportunity to get feedback from the participants, especially on the financial front and the related business models.