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  • 1. Collaboration is HappeningUpdates from the Netherlands and Beyond...Harold Teunissen et al.April 2012 - #I2SMM12
  • 2. Cyberinfra in the Netherlands• All ICT activities for Higher Education and Research in the Netherlands are brought under one umbrella National Research & Commercial ICT Scientific Computing & Shared Professional and Education Network Products & Services Storage Educational ServicesCollaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 2
  • 3. About SURFnet• Development and exploitation of - the Dutch National Network for Higher Education and Research - innovative ICT platforms & services• By and for the Dutch Higher Education and Research community - 160+ connected organizations, 1 million users - Combines the demand of connected institutions - 100% ownership SURF - Not for profit, 85 employees - Over 14,000 km dark fiberCollaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 3
  • 4. Changing Behaviors Hierarchical Self Organizing Secrecy Transparency Loose Alliance Collaboration Sluggish Urgency Novelty Innovation Tunnel Vision Didactic Institution Individual Single Discipline Source: Sir Ken Robison Multi-DisciplinaryCollaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 4
  • 5. Motive• Cloud cloud cloud — data explosion• Sharing sharing sharing — connectivity explosion• Go go go — study + work + play + collaborate + organize + share + et cetera• Collaboration is key to you and your team’s success! Source: AMDCollaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 5
  • 6. New core business• Modern universities are developing towards loose conglomerates of (inter)discipline expertise• Collaboration is therefore a core business• Scientific collaboration involves groups of people in multiple institutions, disciplines and countries• Collaboration is about using shared services and resources• Virtual Organization = People + Groups + Resources + Multi-Discipline + Services + Policies + Funding + ... *a.k.a. Virtual CollaborationCollaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 6
  • 7. Collaborations and Partnerships• Virtual Research Team - Focused on doing research Virtual Laboratory - Small scale Virtual Project - Temporary and elastic Virtual Colla- boration - Little ICT awareness - Users Virtual Breeding Environment• “Virtual” Infrastructure Provider - Focussed on providing infrastructure for specific discipline - Well-organized with grands and budgets - Longer term - Better ICT awareness - Not virtual (ESFRI projects, CLARIN, Lifewatch, LOFAR, NBIC)Collaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 7
  • 8. Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration ƒ Enabled byCollaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 8
  • 9. OpenConext• Provides the glue and lubrication middleware to make campus, cloud based services and resources usable for collaboration for both inter campus and virtual collaboration scenarios• OpenConext offers the Identity and Group Infrastructure• Offer the platform software for large, virtual collaboration-type collaboration to run-you-own• OpenConext allows you to create your own collaboration environment that organizes your (online) applications, services and resourcesCollaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 9
  • 10. Core Components• Federated Identity Management — SAML• Groups Management — Grouper• Social Network Portal technology — OpenSocial• Collaboration Services and Resources - Document Sharing Virtual Organization - Video Collaboration - Learning Systems - Data Storage - Data Mining - Workspaces 9000 CALORIES - Workflows - Et cetera 100% SATISFACTIONCollaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 10
  • 11. ArchitectureCollaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 11
  • 12. Simplified view SAML2 ADFS TBD Identity Provider SAML2 Federation Web Portal Grouper Group Management Gadget OpenConext TBD Attribute Management Engine OpenSocial XACML Policy Management Container OpenSocial Rest JANUS Service Registry OpenSocial Rest SAML2 SP XACML SAML2 Metadata OAuth Online Service * Developed by SURFnetCollaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 12
  • 13. Getting Organized Infrastructure Infrastructure and Development of OpenConext Development of OpenConext and exploitation exploitation of SURFconext federated of SURFconext federated identity and identity and groups management groups management middleware middleware Vendor Adoption Adoption Management Pilots to support the adoption of new Pilots to support the adoption of new services Online/cloud/collaboration services Online/cloud/collaboration services supply services provided through provided through SURFconext chain supply chain SURFconextCollaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 13
  • 14. It is about getting the product... Source: Alaine DelormeCollaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 14
  • 15. ...to market Source: ReutersCollaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 15
  • 16. Vendor Management• Creating an eco-system of online services• With the same conditions for whole community• Both serving the short and long tail in service demand - Collaboration services (e.g. Google Apps, Office365) - Audio & video (conferencing) services (e.g. Cisco WebEx) - Infrastructure as a Service (e.g. Amazon AWS, greenqloud) - Niche services for specific research and education domainsCollaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 16
  • 17. Lifecycle Wish Lists, Demand Assessment, and Market & Launch Event, Periodic evaluation Phase 1: Domain Studies of shared values, policies, etc., Prioritization Results: Shortlist per domain strengthen relationship Results: New Opportunities Service Management Phase 5: Phase 2: Exploitation Selection Formal connection to infrastructure (network, SURFconext, etc.) Contact with SupplierResult: Service available for Feasibility Study: Strategic, Users Technical, Organization, Legal Result: Go — No Go Phase 4: Phase 3: Realization Fitting License Agreements, Policy Framework, Shared Values and Mutual Expectations set Results: Signed Contracts Collaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 17
  • 18. Service Brokering — Vision 6 items Harold Teunissen looking for... Search VO Administrator Service Portal Marketplace Explore how Office 365 brings together online office collaboration for email, document sharing, web conferencing and more. One Stop Shop for Online Services (SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS) for Higher Education and Research in the Netherlands Collaboration more info... Infrastructure more info... Google for Education greenqloud Google Apps for Education is a free suite of Our public compute cloud automates many of the hosted email and collaboration applications tedious and difficult to manage tasks of system exclusively for schools and universities.... administrators and is a complete self-service ... €0 €0.12/VM/hr Box Amazon AWS Collaboration tools adopted by over 100000 Amazon offers a cloud computing solution on a companies globally. Box simplifies online file pay per use basis.  If you need to run an extensive storage, replaces FTP and connects.... job, they offer various tiers of... €3.50/50GB/seat €0.15/GB ©2012 SURF and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Mockup Inspiration: pnikolov.deviantart.comCollaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 18
  • 19. Service Pipeline 2012 YTDCollaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 19
  • 20. Challenges • How to deal with different types of Service Providers, Users and Business Models (at least 12 variants) - Policies and license agreements, technical requirements, etc. - Opt-in vs Opt-Out, International and multi-domain aspects - Provisioning and deprovisioning Business Service Provider Users Profit One Distribution Channel 3rd Party Non-Profit One or more institutions with bi-lateral contracts Profit Limited to constituency Institution Non-Profit Open to all Profit Limited to constituency Virtual Organization Non-Profit Open to all Stakeholder MatrixCollaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 20
  • 21. Open Exchanges• Open Exchanges is a stepping stone for open collaborations (e.g. technical or organizational) where trust plays important part• Anyone may become a member of an Open Exchange• Links may be connected to the Open Exchange• All members are allowed to exchange any kind of traffic• There’s no policy inside the Open Exchange preventing any destination or kind of data member member member member• “Policy is open” member Open Exchange memberCollaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 21
  • 22. Instances• An Open Internet Exchange (e.g. AMS-IX and NYIIX) plays a supporting role by offering a shared and open infrastructure where multiple networks can meet at a central location in order to exchange IP traffic• Other variants Open Lightpath Exchanges (e.g. MAN LAN and Netherlight), and Open Mobile Exchange• An Open Collaboration Exchange (OCX) is an exchange point (a service) where (inter)national IdPs and SPs can be interconnected at the lowest “cost”• Next to the technical infrastructure the exchange may require a policy and is also likely to include a governance body...Collaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 22
  • 23. OCX — Rationale• Facilitate international collaborations and virtual organizations• Make it easier for global interconnection of IdPs and SPs• Harmonizing attribute exchange that will result in more SPs that potentially become (technically) available to more individual (sets of) IdPs• Ideally, for any participating country, SPs and IdPs will have to ‘openconext’ only once to become part of the exchange• Add-on to eduGAINCollaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 23
  • 24. Current Situation Identity Provider IdP SPin the Netherlands IdP IdP SURFconext Access Federation Service in the Netherlands Provider SPfrom the USA SP IdP SP Collaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 24
  • 25. Current Situation SP IdP eduGAIN SP SP Policy & Metadata UK ACFED Exchange IdP IdP IdP SP IN A SP SP G IdP du e IdP SURFconext SP SP IdP SPCollaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 24
  • 26. OCX Concept IdP SP SP SP IdP IdP SP SP openconext.org SP IdP IdP SP IdP OCX Policy & Metadata & Technical IdP ExchangeCollaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 25
  • 27. OCX Concept IdP SP SP SP IdP IdP SP SP openconext.org SP IdP IdP SP IdP IdPCollaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 26
  • 28. Scenarios — Distributed Exchange SP SP SP IdP no.openconext.org uk.openconext.org SP nl.openconext.org SP SP edu.openconext.orgIdP jp.openconext.org IdP fr.openconext.org exchange.openconext.org Collaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 27
  • 29. Scenarios — Multiple Exchanges (1) IdP SP SP IdP SP ca.openconext.org nl.openconext.org SP uk.openconext.orgSP edu.openconext.org com.openconext.org IdP jp.openconext.org IdP SP fr.openconext.orgCollaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 28
  • 30. Scenarios — Multiple Exchanges (1) IdP SP SP IdP SP ca.openconext.org nl.openconext.org SP uk.openconext.orgSP edu.openconext.org com.openconext.org IdP jp.openconext.org IdP SP fr.openconext.org OpenConextExchange APICollaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 28
  • 31. Scenarios — Multiple Exchanges (2) bamboo.openconext.org clarin.openconext.org uk.openconext.orgSP edu.openconext.org jp.openconext.org IdP SP SP SP fr.openconext.org OpenConextExchange APICollaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 29
  • 32. Challenges• Again, it is all about trust and its balance with usability• For individual SP-IdP cases the eduGAIN policies might require strengthening with bi-laterals which might lead to policy creep• Stepping stone for SPs, but how to get the international VOs involved• Hierarchy of trust and policies• Next steps — we would like to invite NRENs to work out both OCX scenarios - Organizational - Technical - Legal / policy wiseCollaboration is Happening: Updates from the Field and Beyond - I2SMM12 - Arlington, VA 30
  • 33. harold.teunissen@surfnet.nl haroldteunissen