XSEDE Capability Delivery Plan for "IAAS-7: Create an instance of a published computer system or storage volume"

Use Case IAAS-7: Create an instance of a published computer system or storage volume

Area: Scientific Computing
URLs: Public, Review

Executive Summary: An XSEDE-allocated researcher needs exclusive access to a new instance of a computer system or storage volume that was previously published by another researcher.

First CDP: 2018-08-24
Current CDP: 2018-08-24
Current Implementation Status: 
Time & Effort Summary: 

No effort or changes are proposed at this time.  The use case is fully supported by XSEDE's Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS aka cloud) Service Providers.

This capability is currently supported by the following 1 components:
Component User facing? Component’s role in the capability
Service Provider IaaS (Cloud) Services yes Some of the Service Providers (SPs) who offer Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS aka cloud) resources offer a feature for "imaging" a Virtual Machine (VM) so that it can be added to the resource's catalog of available VM images. Once in the catalog, other users with allocations on the resource may launch new VMs using the image, effectively obtaining a VM with the same software configuration as the original.