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An introduction to Eduserv's UMF Cloud Pilot scheme for higher education. Eduserv has created the Education Cloud as part of the university modernisation fund cloud projects....

An introduction to Eduserv's UMF Cloud Pilot scheme for higher education. Eduserv has created the Education Cloud as part of the university modernisation fund cloud projects.

This presentation reviews the cloud infrastructure and pricing created for the cloud.

This presentation was delivered by Andy Powell at our shared services in HE event on 24 November 2011.

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UMF Cloud Pilot UMF Cloud Pilot Presentation Transcript

  • UMF Cloud Pilotandy.powell@eduserv.org.uk @andypowe11
  • What is the UMF?• University Modernisation Fund• £12.5 million from HEFCE to encourage uptake of shared services in HE – efficiency and value for money as key drivers• channelled thru the JISC Shared Services and the Cloud programme – research and administrative computing – JANET Brokerage, DCC and Eduserv – 4 SaaS projects – RMAS, DARE and ESB – running until end of March 2012 umfcloudpilot.eduserv.org.uk
  • What is the UMF Cloud Pilot?• compute and storage cloud for HE and FE• infrastructure as a service (IaaS)• designed to address the major concerns of HEIs – data remains in the UK at all times – operated for the long-term benefit of the UK academic sector – integrated with the JANET network – lower the costs associated with IT provisioning• a ‘community cloud’ for education• built on our Community Cloud Infrastructure umfcloudpilot.eduserv.org.uk
  • Delivered by Eduserv• not-for-profit IT services company• best known in HEIs for OpenAthens and CHEST• web hosting and development for government• 20 year sustainable track record of growth – >3.5m registered users of Eduserv-based services – 115 staff - turnover of £16.5m in 2009/10 – new datacentre in Swindon specifically for education and the public sector• charitable mission to encourage the effective use of ICT in ‘public good’ organisations umfcloudpilot.eduserv.org.uk
  • Delivered from• our Swindon Data Centre – capacity and power for >600 racks of infrastructure – modular design – PUE efficiency design of <1.4 – 10 Gbit/s JANET backbone connectivity via new JANET PoP umfcloudpilot.eduserv.org.uk
  • Hardware• Cisco UCS blade infrastructure – dual 6-core 3.06GHz processors with 64GB RAM – initial deployment will scale to >1,500 cores, 8 TB of RAM• Isilon storage – clustered NAS solution with near-SAN performance – initial deployment will scale to 10PB usable• connectivity – 2-tier Cisco switched network (core and distribution) – fully resilient with no single point of failure (including dual path to JANET PoP) – all ports running at 10 Gbit/s umfcloudpilot.eduserv.org.uk
  • Our offer• vCloud Compute• OpenStack Compute• VM Storage• File Storage• JANET Connectivityall accessed via a self-service portalintegrated with the UK AccessManagement Federation with possibilityof long term tape archiving in the future umfcloudpilot.eduserv.org.uk
  • Typical use-cases• vCloud Compute – good fit with local vSphere provision – burst capacity at times of high demand – DR facility• OpenStack Compute – research computing – undergraduate teaching umfcloudpilot.eduserv.org.uk
  • Timescales• now – vCloud Compute ‘lab’ environment for use by UMF-funded SaaS projects• Jan 2012 – vCloud Compute general availability• April 2012 – self-service Web portal – full billing infrastructure – OpenStack Compute availability – File Storage beta• …beyond – storage ‘preservation’ tier – multiple datacentres umfcloudpilot.eduserv.org.uk
  • Pricing models• 2 pricing models – PAYG (pay for what you provision/use) – Virtual Datacentre (pay for what you reserve)• in mobile phone terms, PAYG vs. Pay Monthly• why PAYG? – flexibility• why Virtual Datacentre? – predictability umfcloudpilot.eduserv.org.uk
  • Billing• PAYG billed monthly in arrears against pre- registered credit card• Virtual Datacentre billed monthly or annually against pre-registered credit card or by invoice – annual tariff billed in advance – discounts of up to 30% for annual commitment – over-usage billed at PAYG rates umfcloudpilot.eduserv.org.uk
  • Pricing• 3 key principles – return on investment by/for the community – sustainability – competitive• prices just announced• all prices quoted ex-VAT• we will offer an ‘introductory tier’ ( but only for institutions) umfcloudpilot.eduserv.org.uk
  • Concluding remarks• we’d welcome feedback on: – the cloud platforms we support – pricing and billing models – anything else…• get in touch at umfcloudpilot.eduserv.org.uk (where we are also blogging our progress) umfcloudpilot.eduserv.org.uk
  • Questions?umfcloudpilot.eduserv.org.uk
  • umfcloudpilot.eduserv.org.uk
  • vCloud Compute PAYG (Linux)£/hour 1 vCPU 2 vCPU 4 vCPU 8 vCPU 24 vCPU0.5 GB £0.012 £0.014 £0.015 £0.016 £0.0171 GB £0.024 £0.028 £0.031 £0.032 £0.0342 GB £0.048 £0.056 £0.062 £0.065 £0.0674 GB £0.096 £0.112 £0.123 £0.130 £0.1358 GB £0.192 £0.224 £0.246 £0.259 £0.26916 GB £0.383 £0.448 £0.492 £0.519 £0.53848 GB £1.150 £1.345 £1.477 £1.556 £1.615 umfcloudpilot.eduserv.org.uk
  • vCloud Compute PAYG (Linux)£/month 1 vCPU 2 vCPU 4 vCPU 8 vCPU 24 vCPU0.5 GB £8.75 £10.23 £11.23 £11.84 £12.281 GB £17.50 £20.45 £22.47 £23.67 £24.562 GB £34.99 £40.91 £44.94 £47.34 £49.124 GB £69.98 £81.81 £89.88 £94.68 £98.258 GB £139.96 £163.63 £179.75 £189.37 £196.5016 GB £279.92 £327.26 £359.50 £378.74 £393.0048 GB £839.77 £981.77 £1,078.51 £1,136.22 £1,179.00 umfcloudpilot.eduserv.org.uk
  • vCloud Compute PAYG (Windows)£/hour 1 vCPU 2 vCPU 4 vCPU 8 vCPU 24 vCPU0.5 GB £0.014 £0.017 £0.018 £0.019 £0.0201 GB £0.028 £0.034 £0.037 £0.039 £0.0402 GB £0.057 £0.067 £0.074 £0.078 £0.0814 GB £0.114 £0.134 £0.148 £0.156 £0.1628 GB £0.228 £0.268 £0.295 £0.312 £0.32416 GB £0.456 £0.536 £0.591 £0.623 £0.64848 GB £1.367 £1.608 £1.772 £1.870 £1.943 umfcloudpilot.eduserv.org.uk
  • OpenStack Compute PAYG Linux £/hour Linux £/month Windows £/hour £0.014 £0.017Micro (0.5GHz+1GB) £10.12 £0.038 £27.43 £0.047Small (1GHz+2GB) £0.091 £0.113Medium (2GHz+4GB) £66.69 £0.205 £0.254Large (4GHz+8GB) £149.51 £0.436 £0.541Extra large £318.26 £1.308 £1.622XL high memory £954.78 £0.456 £0.565XL high CPU £332.52 £1.367 £1.695XXL (24GHz+48GB) £997.56 umfcloudpilot.eduserv.org.uk
  • VM and File Storage PAYG• 6.7p per GB per month (£828.34/TB/year)• VM Storage is billed according to the average provisioned storage over the billing period (one month).• File Storage is billed according to the average utilised storage over the billing period (one month). umfcloudpilot.eduserv.org.uk
  • Connectivity PAYG• JANET Data transfer: Free• 1st public IP address: Free• Additional public IP addresses: 0.5p per IP address per hour umfcloudpilot.eduserv.org.uk
  • vCloud Compute Virtual Datacentre Very Small Small Medium Large Very LargeCPU Reserved 10 20 40 80 200(GHz)Memory 20 40 80 160 400Reserved (GB)Storage (TB) 1 4 10 20 50Public IP 1 1 2 4 10addressesApprox Virtual 15-30 30-60 60-120 120-240 240-500MachinesTotal price / £440.00 £990.00 £2,080.00 £4,080.00 £9,980.00monthTotal price / year £5,070.00 £10,940.00 £21,790.00 £45,740.00 £93,120.00 umfcloudpilot.eduserv.org.uk
  • Introductory Tier• for new institutional customers – a small Virtual Datacentre for two months umfcloudpilot.eduserv.org.uk