Michel Wets, SURFnet

Report
Toward the Clouds, Together !
Collaboration effort of European NRENs in
Cloud Computing
Branko Radojević, Deputy Director, CARNet/GEANT
TF-MSP
Budapest, 15.9.2014.
GEANT3plus, SA7 - GOALS
A new activity in GN3+ project which handles:
Support to Clouds
The NRENs working together in GÉANT, want to bring
cloud services to the European Research and
Education community, through a model where they are
able to provide their users with:
• choice
• openess, ease of use
• a safe and secure work and learning environment
Connect | Communicate | Collaborate
2
CLOUD QUESTIONAIRE
NRENs’ perception of clouds?
Which cloud components NRENs have in place and
are planning to consume and produce?
How NRENs can collaborate on clouds
through GN3plus,
in the Support to Clouds activity (SA7) ?
Connect | Communicate | Collaborate
3
CLOUD QUESTIONAIRE
High response rate (27 respondents from 23 NRENs)
Two-thirds (66%) of the respondents indicate that cloud
services have had an impact on their organisation, with
40% stating that impact is “high to very-high”.
NRENs find cloud services appealing because of their
flexibility:
• faster deployment of new services (agility)
• easily scaled (elasticity)
• most cloud services are easy to use
Connect | Communicate | Collaborate
4
CLOUD QUESTIONAIRE
Majority of the NRENs (80%) are already “working on
clouds”, with half of the respondents doing this through
one or more specific ‘cloud teams’ within their organisation
Only four NRENs are dealing with clouds in a wellstructured manner, with a clear underlying strategy. Most
NRENs are still in a start-up phase for their cloud efforts,
which indicates opportunities for joint activities
Connect | Communicate | Collaborate
5
CLOUD QUESTIONAIRE
Almost all NRENS believe they should
provide and operate their own cloud services
(22 responses).
The survey indicates that NRENs are willing to share components and offer services provided by
other NRENs (ranging from a third to a half, depending on the type of service).
About half of the responding NRENs want to
broker cloud services (from commercial providers).
A total of 19% of the respondents are already offering one or more services.
Half of the respondents want to
Integrate cloud services.
Connect | Communicate | Collaborate
6
Buy or Build?
Connect | Communicate | Collaborate
7
How to achieve this?
GEANT – Support to Clouds
Activities in four tasks:
ADOPTION Y2
INTEGRATION
BROKERAGE
STANDARDISATION
STRATEGY
Connect | Communicate | Collaborate
8
How to achieve this?
Task 3 concentrates on Cloud Brokerage and
Vendor Management
Two main teams:
PROCUREMENT TEAM
VENDOR MANAGEMENT TEAM
(with multiple sub-teams per service type)
Connect | Communicate | Collaborate
9
Procurement Team
Analyze available models:
Traditional Procurement
– one winner per service type?
Traditional Procurement
– multiple winners per service type?
Less rigid model?
– cloud service certification!
Connect | Communicate | Collaborate
10
Vendor Management Teams
One of the easiest way to reach vendors attention:
Demand Aggregation
CARNet
DFN
0.8
6
M users
M users
SURFNet
3
M users
NREN
NREN
NREN
NREN
XNREN
XXXX
XXXXX
Mkor.
Mkor.
Mkor.
Mkor.
M users
GEANT – total of 50 million users
Connect | Communicate | Collaborate
11
Vendor Management Teams
Cloud Services by Type (sub-teams):
IaaS
(SoftLayer, Cloud Sigma, T-Systems, GreenQloud, ATOS,
Microsoft Azure, RackSpace, Amazon, ...)
On-line Office
(Google, Microsoft, IBM, ...)
Web collaboration tools
(Adobe, Cisco, Google, Blue Jeans, IBM ...)
Cloud storage
(Google Drive, SkyDrive, DropBox, BOX, ...)
Connect | Communicate | Collaborate
12
Vendor Management Teams
Talk to Vendors and try to achieve best possible deals
(best terms & conditions, added value, data protection,
...)
Talk to NRENs (like GRNET) which would like to act as
a vendors toward other NRENs
Show to vendors that it is easier to talk with us, instead
of 30+ separate NRENs (and every time from the
beginning)
Connect | Communicate | Collaborate
13
Helping Vendors & NRENs
To help vendors and NRENs, we are working on
several documents:
• Terms and Conditions Requirements (FINAL)
• Market Analysis & Predictions in EU R&E Comm. (RC)
• Technical Guidelines for Cloud Services (D)
• Integration with eduGAIN (FINAL)
• Peering with GEANT (D)
Connect | Communicate | Collaborate
14
The Goal
Establish Cloud dustribution model
GÉANT cloud framework
establish clarity on conditions of use, define requirements
GÉANT cloud “certification” program
apply framework: engage providers, certify compatible cloud services
GÉANT cloud catalogue
make “certified” services available in an online portfolio
NRENs, cloud procurement contracting and adoption
Connect | Communicate | Collaborate
15
Ultimate Goal
Have at least two vendors in catalogue from
each service type by the end of this year
(December 2014).
Connect | Communicate | Collaborate
16
Key benefits of our approach
Vendors
• Talk to one entity (GEANT) – access all users
• Promote vendor as a trusted partner
• Share with vendors what our users require
• Get access to fast network toward all users
• Simplify AAI integration
NRENs (Institutions)
• Use cloud catalogue to get the information about CS
• Use already prepared terms & conditions
• Simplify procurement process
Connect | Communicate | Collaborate
17
Thank you!
Connect | Communicate | Collaborate
www.geant.net
www.twitter.com/GEANTnews | www.facebook.com/GEANTnetwork | www.youtube.com/GEANTtv
Connect | Communicate | Collaborate
18

similar documents