9-11 October 2018
Lisbon
Europe/Lisbon timezone

Federated Cloud Appliances Available in Public Cloud

Not scheduled
15m
Lisbon

Lisbon

ISCTE, University of Lisbon
Poster Posters

Speaker

Michal Kimle (CESNET)

Description

Cloud Keeper is a tool used in a hybrid federated cloud platform operated by the European Grid Initiative (EGI) to synchronize virtual appliance images across the infrastructure. Cloud Keeper reads image lists published by the EGI Application DB and synchronizes updates to target cloud sites. Support is currently available for OpenNebula and OpenStack. Most resources in the EGI federated cloud platform are privately owned by resource providers but there are several scenarios where the use of public cloud resources becomes relevant: * Virtual operators – resource providers who do not own their own resources on-premise but rent cloud resources form public clouds. * Cloud bursting – resource providers or user groups who regularly use private resources but may burst out into public cloud for periods of peak consumption. The Federated Cloud Platform is mostly focused on HPC use, i.e., resources are typically allocated short-term but in large volumes. CloudKeeper-AWS, the newly introduced extension, uses Amazon Web Services as an environment that enables participation of virtual operators and/or cloud bursting of Federated Cloud Use cases. It extends Cloud Keeper to enable imports of virtual appliance images from EGI AppDB to AWS so that federated cloud users may use the same appliances across clouds, including the public cloud offered by AWS. This demonstrates the feasibility of seamlessly transferring HPC workloads between private and public cloud.

Summary

Cloud Keeper is a tool used in a hybrid federated cloud platform operated by the European Grid Initiative (EGI) to synchronize virtual appliance images across the infrastructure. CloudKeeper-AWS, the newly introduced extension, uses Amazon Web Services as an environment that enables participation of virtual operators and/or cloud bursting of Federated Cloud Use cases. It extends Cloud Keeper to enable imports of virtual appliance images from EGI AppDB to AWS so that federated cloud users may use the same appliances across clouds, including the public cloud offered by AWS.

Type of abstract Presentation

Primary authors

Dusan Baran (CESNET) Jiri Sitera (CESNET) Michal Kimle (CESNET) Zdenek Sustr (CESNET)

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