INtegrating Distributed data Infrastructures for Global ExplOitation

INDIGO-DataCloud (INtegrating Distributed data Infrastructures for Global ExplOitation) is a project approved in January 2015 within the E-INFRA-1-2014 call of the Horizon 2020 framework program of the European Community. It aims at developing a data/computing platform targeting scientific communities, deployable on multiple hardware and provisioned over hybrid (private or public) e-infrastructures.

In Cloud computing, both the public and private sectors are already offering Cloud resources as IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service). However, there are numerous areas of interest to scientific communities where Cloud computing uptake is currently lacking, especially at the PaaS and SaaS (Software as a Service) levels. INDIGO aims at developing tools and platforms based on Open Source solutions addressing scientific challenges in the Cloud computing, storage and network areas.

INDIGO will develop and deliver software components allowing execution of applications on Cloud and Grid based infrastructures, as well as on HPC clusters. The project will extend existing PaaS (Platform as a Service) solutions, allowing public and private e-infrastructures, including those provided by EGI, EUDAT, PRACE and Helix Nebula, to integrate their existing services and make them available through AAI services compliant with GEANT’s interfederation policies, thus guaranteeing transparency and trust in the provisioning of such services. INDIGO will also provide a flexible and modular presentation layer connected to the PaaS and SaaS frameworks developed within the project, allowing innovative user experiences and dynamic workflows, also from mobile appliances.

Scheduled start date: 2015-04-01
Scheduled finish date: 2017-08-31
Status: current
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Marcin Płóciennik
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