Infrastructure-as-a-Service Use Cases

These use cases describe the ways in which researchers use Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS or "cloud") computing resources. They include: how IaaS services are used by end users, how IaaS services are shared within a research community, and how application and science gateway developers can automate use of IaaS services via APIs.

 

(9 use cases)
Use Case ID Title Use Case Description
IAAS-1 Request to use an IaaS host for research
IAAS-2 Self-service acquire and use a virtual computer system
IAAS-3 Self-service acquire and use a hosted storage volume
IAAS-4 Request and use a virtual cluster
IAAS-5 Publish a virtual computer system or storage volume
IAAS-6 Discover a relevant computer system or storage volume
IAAS-7 Create an instance of a published computer system or storage volume
IAAS-8 Dynamically acquire and manage hosted computer systems and/or storage volumes
IAAS-9 Reliably acquire and manage hosted computer systems and/or storage volumes