Systems specialist Kalle Happonen shares his first hand experiences of deploying CSC ´s ePouta IAAS Cloud service, allowing researchers to offload the burden of infrastructure management when handling sensitive data. The largest user of the service is the bioinformatics community. The service is based on OpenStack but a lot of integration and customization has been done by CSC, often based on feedback of the customers. Happonen describes his joys and surprises as well as challenges with designing and implementing a service designed with sensitive data in mind. He also shares how the system fits with current different security standards, the limitations and future design options, as well as the lessons learned.
Watch Kalle Happonens presentation about 59 minutes into the recording