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What are the requirements for the Cloud infrastructure provider?

posted 1 Feb 2012, 02:52 by Vegard Engen   [ updated 1 Feb 2012, 02:52 by Michael Boniface ]

The successful candidate will give access to their platform via programmable APIs and web-based interfaces and have enough capacity to host a lab-like project environment. The requested capacity to be dedicated to BonFIRE is in the region of 8 to 16 nodes x 4 cores (3GHz) 8 GB RAM and 2-3 Tb SAN.

The new provider should expose access to their resources by means of the Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI) to be accessed from the BonFIRE Resource Manager and become an additional BonFIRE site.

On the other hand, as another type of test, it will also have the install the BonFIRE stack (Resource Manager and Portal). The provider should be able to analyze and report back on issues raised and deployment errors that might be encountered within the work of the project.

The activities to be carried out in the project related to this call are the following:

  • Provide access to their platform via programmable API (OCCI-based) and other web interfaces.
  • Provision a dedicated lab-like project environment where experiments can be deployed.
  • Provision normal operational support for this environment.
  • Install and run the BonFIRE Resource Manager and Portal in its environment in order to validate the project developments (Proof of Concept).
  • Support the technical and business activities in the project, by:
    • Contribution to general project requirements from a commercial point of view.
    • Contribution to identification of the business potential of the project’s experimental testing services in the cloud, also including the analysis of its own business.
  • Report the necessary effort and costs according to FP7 rules and management practices requested by the Coordinator.