Infrastructure-as-a-Service Use Cases

These use cases describe the typical XSEDE user needs in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS or "cloud") area. IAAS-1 through IAAS-4 describe how XSEDE IaaS services are used by end users. IAAS-5 through IAAS-7 describe how XSEDE IaaS services are shared within a research community with shared computing needs. IAAS-8 and IAAS-9 describes how an application or science gateway developer can automate use of XSEDE IaaS services via a software API.

 

(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