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Digitaltrends 2011 tsanakas


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Digitaltrends 2011 tsanakas

  1. 1. The Adoption of Cloud Computing by the Public Bodies The GRNET Case Prof Panayiotis Tsanakas GRNET Chairman
  2. 2. GRNET ROLE <ul><li>Develops unified e-Infrastructures (network-storage-computing) </li></ul><ul><li>Operates 24/7 horizontal e-Insfrastructures and and services for the entire research and education community </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes open knowledge communities on ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Supports massive initiatives for the improvement of ICT utilisation in education </li></ul><ul><li>Advises/supports the government on strategic ICT issues </li></ul><ul><li>Consists the national Research & Education Network (NREN) for the international research networking bodies </li></ul>
  3. 3. Technological advances
  4. 4. Research network hierarchy
  5. 5. National backbone research network <ul><ul><li>~100 Institutes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>35 Points of presence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optical fibers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>15 yr dark fiber lease ( IRU) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>8 . 410 Km </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Metro networks in Athens and Thessaloniki </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Local fiber connections in 34 cities </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. GRNET : Part of the pan-European research network
  7. 7. Advanced network services <ul><ul><li>Static Lightpath </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Light path on-Demand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IP Feed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IP+ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>L2VPNs - ELINE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MP2MP-L2VPNs – ELAN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rooted MP-L2VPNs -ETREE </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Main GRNET DataCenter <ul><li>2 5 racks </li></ul><ul><li>400+ dense servers </li></ul><ul><li>30.000 Virtual Machines </li></ul><ul><li>4PetaBytes storage </li></ul><ul><li>1.7MW /16Κ W per rack </li></ul><ul><li>10Gbps secure interconnection </li></ul><ul><li>Disaster Recovery Datacenter (outside Athens) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To be deployed nearby a hydroelectic station of PPC (Green Datacenter) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 11. GR-IX : National Greek Internet Exchange
  10. 12. Pithos On-line storage service (Cloud Storage) <ul><li>50 GByte per user (member of the R&E community) </li></ul><ul><li>Application integration </li></ul><ul><li>File sharing and synchronisation </li></ul><ul><li>User authentication via federated AAI </li></ul>
  11. 13. ~Okeanos a new Infrastructure-as-a-Service facility <ul><li>Server, network, storage for All : </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Universities, Research Centers/Institutes, Labs, Courses, Ac. Staff, Students, Researchers, Adm. Personnel </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Fast set-up, using friendly on-line tools </li></ul><ul><li>Equivalent to Amazon, Rackspace, Nimbula, Nebula, GoGrid commercial services </li></ul><ul><li>Based on open-source components </li></ul><ul><li>Now in alpha testing (300 users ) </li></ul><ul><li>More than 30.000 virtual machines - 4 PetaBytes storage </li></ul>
  12. 14. ~Okeanos virtual components Virtual Machines Virtual Ethernets Virtual Disks Virtual Firewalls
  13. 15. ~Okeanos typical virtual set-up
  14. 16. ~Okeanos service characteristics <ul><li>Goal: Production-quality IaaS </li></ul><ul><li>Target group: GRNET’s customers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>direct: IT depts of connected institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>indirect: university students, researchers in academia </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Users manage resources over </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a simple, web UI, or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a REST API, for full programmatic control </li></ul></ul>
  15. 17. Cloud-based Services for R&E <ul><li>Gr/SSaS </li></ul><ul><li>e:Presence </li></ul><ul><li>Eudoxus </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Student discount cards service </li></ul><ul><li>Anafandon </li></ul><ul><li>HPC delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Digital school services </li></ul>
  16. 18. GRNET Vision <ul><li>Unified e-infrastructures : network , computing & storage : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feasible ( Economies of scale ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable ( low TCO ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reliable ( professional support ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced ( high-performance for all member institutions ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scalable ( standards-based ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding value ( enhanced R&E applications ) </li></ul></ul>
  17. 19. Thank you! [email_address]