Executive Summary: An XSEDE-allocated researcher needs exclusive access to a hosted storage volume that satisfies a specific set of requirements.
No effort or changes are proposed at this time. This use case is fully supported by each XSEDE Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) resource provider.
|Component||User facing?||Component’s role in the capability|
|Service Provider IaaS (Cloud) Services||yes||Each Service Provider that offers IaaS resources provides a user interface for requesting provisioning of a Virtual Machine (VM) or a Virtual Cluster (VC) and associated networking, storage, etc. In some cases, the mechanism is fully automated, while in others, the Service Provider's staff members implement requests as they are received.|