WACREN is seeking collaborators from its NREN community for pilots of cloud and shared services hosted in the region. These Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) pilots will be based on Synnefo, a complete open source cloud stack written in Python that provides Compute, Network, Image, Volume and Storage services, similar to the ones offered by AWS.
“Synnefo manages multiple Ganeti
clusters at the backend for handling of low-level VM operations and uses Archipelago
to unify cloud storage. To boost 3rd-party compatibility, Synnefo exposes the OpenStack APIs to users.”
WACREN has signed a technical collaboration agreement with GRNET, the Greek National Research and Education Network and developers of the Synnefo software for its expertise in setting up and organizing a IaaS cloud computing service.
WACREN encourages participation of all stakeholders in the development of the NREN business model and envisages partners in the following categories.