Mar 6 – 8, 2023
Europe/Zurich timezone

Sync & Share self service provisioning on INFN Cloud

Mar 6, 2023, 4:00 PM
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Stefano Stalio


Following up on 20 years of successful development and operation of the largest Italian research e-infrastructure through the Grid, the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) has been running for the past three years INFN Cloud, a production-level, integrated and comprehensive cloud-based set of solutions, delivered through distributed and federated infrastructures. 

INFN Cloud provides a large and customizable set of services, ranging from simple IaaS to specialized SaaS solutions, centered through a PaaS layer built upon flexible authentication and authorization services offered via INDIGO-IAM, and optimized resources and services orchestration.

Sync & Share instances based on ownCloud or NextCloud are among the several applications and services that users can self-deploy via the INFN Cloud dashboard.

Besides giving a general overview of INFN Cloud and its federated model, this talk will describe how the deployment of Sync & Share services for small to medium sized communities is fully automated. We will show how added-value features are integrated: a geographically distributed S3 storage backend, automated database and configuration backup, dedicated resource monitoring, secure connections and centralized authentication/authorization. We will also describe how INFN Cloud may provide a dedicated solution for supporting sensitive data privacy that exploits end-user level encryption of the storage block devices, used by ownCloud or NextCloud to store user data.

Primary authors

Ahmad Alkhansa Dr Alessandro Costantini (INFN-CNAF) Alessandro Italiano Barbara Martelli Carmelo Pellegrino DIEGO MICHELOTTO (INFN - National Institute for Nuclear Physics) Daniele Cesini (Universita e INFN, Bologna (IT)) Daniele Spiga Davide Salomoni (Universita e INFN, Bologna (IT)) Diego Ciangottini (INFN, Perugia (IT)) Doina Cristina Duma (INFN) Emidio Maria Giorgio (INFN LNS) Federica Fanzago (Universita e INFN, Padova (IT)) Francesco Sinisi Giacinto Donvito (INFN-Bari) Gianluca Peco (Universita e INFN, Bologna (IT)) Luca Giovanni Carbone Lucio Strizzolo (INFN - National Institute for Nuclear Physics) Marco Verlato (Universita e INFN, Padova (IT)) Marica Antonacci (INFN) Massimo Sgaravatto (Universita e INFN, Padova (IT)) Nadina Foggetti Sergio Traldi Stefano Stalio Vincenzo Ciaschini Vincenzo Spinoso (INFN)

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