The INDIGO-DataCloud project is delighted to announce ElectricIndigo, the second and final major release of the project.This will be presented and demonstrated through several use cases at the INDIGO Summit 2017, 9-12/5/2017.
ElectricIndigo builds and expands on the first version of software generated by the project, called MidnightBlue. In this respect, it enhances stability, adding more programmability, scalability, automation and flexible network management, to help resource providers and scientific communities to address challenging problems and deliver new services.
Application-level Interfaces for Cloud Providers and Automated Service Composition
Easily port applications to public and private Clouds using open programmable interfaces, user-level containers, and standards-based languages to automate definition, composition and embodiment of complex set-ups.
Flexible Identity and Access Management
Manage access and policies to distributed resources using multiple methods such as OpenID-Connect, SAML, X.509 digital certificates, through programmable interfaces and web front-ends.
Data Management and Data Analytics Solutions
Distribute and access data through multiple providers via virtual file systems and automated replication and caching, exploiting scalable, high-performance data mining and analytics.
Programmable Web Portals, Mobile Applications
Create and interface web portals or mobile apps, exploiting distributed data, and compute resources located in public and private Cloud infrastructures.
Enhanced and Scalable Services for Data Centers and Resource Providers
Increase the efficiency of existing Cloud infrastructures based on OpenStack or OpenNebula through advanced scheduling, flexible cloud / batch management, network orchestration and interfacing of high-level Cloud services to existing storage systems.
New to ElectricIndigo
ElectricIndigo includes more than 40 modular components, distributed via 170 software packages and 50 ready-to-use Docker containers, adding the following new features to the previous INDIGO release:
- - FairShare Scheduler for OpenNebula
- - Network Orchestrator Wrapper (NOW) for Intra-site Networking Management in OpenNebula
- - Command Line Interface for submitting TOSCA Templates to the INDIGO PaaS
All the ElectricIndigo components support the CentOS 7 and Ubuntu 16.04 operating systems, as well as open source Cloud management frameworks such as OpenStack Newton and OpenNebula 5.X.