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Turning Cubes into Spheres - Advanced Brokering of Hybrid Clouds to Institutions in the Netherlands

Time 09/28/16 09:00AM-09:40AM

Room Trianon

Session Abstract

The goal of this session is to present the experience of setting up a cloud offering for the R&E community in the Netherlands. Within SURF we have developed a hybrid cloud solution; combining in-house developed services and services commercially available. The services range from personal storage services to full data center replacements and Infrastructure as a Service.

In close collaboration with 6 institutes (i.e. the six sides of a Cube), we have developed a hybrid cloud proposition that allows for optimal flexibility of (virtual) data center capacity under the highest level of trust. This SURFcloud service consist of SURF owned data center facilities and a selection of commercial cloud providers: Microsoft Azure, Amazon, etc.. Using the Cloud Manager Broker the institution is to select a service based on predetermined criteria and functionality: cost, data center location, level of data trust, backup and disaster recover. SURF is adapting its organization and processes to accommodate the transition of the institutions towards the cloud. The resulting cloud sphere and ecosystem is the ultimate stepping stone for the institutes towards the cloud.


Speaker Michel Wets Surfnet BV

Speaker Harold Teunissen Surfnet BV

Presentation Media

Primary track Advanced Networking

Secondary tracks Trust and Identity

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