Cloud: HE&R Cloud brokering and cloudification Part II

Jan Meijer
Session chairJan Meijer
TrackTrack 1t
DateThursday, 14 September 2017
Time11:00 - 12:30
DescriptionThe Thursday cloud track will focus on cloud brokering and cloudification actions:
• Scalable service vetting, how to make 1000s of cloud services available to end-users, ensuring compliant use on an organisational level
• Roles, processes, organisation and tooling for NREN cloud brokering
• Cloudification: lessons learned and ideas
• Cloud competence center: how to make the opportunity work?

There’s quite some software development going on in HE&R both with infrastructure providers and researchers and with everything turning software-defined there will only be more development happening, whether it’s “proper” software or container-recipes, they all use the same dev-ops methodologies and will run into the same challenges.

While there is plenty of tooling to support the technical side of collaborative development (Github and friends), there is a lack of support for the legal- and financial-administrative side. This hinders collaborative development efforts to mature from projects to ongoing efforts or may even hinder collaborative efforts from starting.

Some new approaches to solve parts of this problem space have recently become available. In this session we’ll have a closer look at those.

• Session introduction (Jan Meijer, confirmed, 5 minutes)
• UNINETT: SimpleSamlPHP software: the administrative, legal and financial challenges (Jaime Perez Crespo, confirmed, 10 minutes)
• UNINETT: NAV software: the administrative, legal and financial challenges (Jaime Perez Crespo, confirmed, 10 minutes)
• The Commons Conservancy: a legal/financial-administrative brick in the European open source ecosystem (Rogier Spoor, confirmed, 20 minutes)
• GEANT: the Greenhouse SIG (Nicole Harris, confirmed, 10 minutes)
• NeIC – the CodeRefinery project (confirmed, 25 minutes)
• Discussion: what can/should we do as HE&R eInfrastructure supporters? (10 minutes)