Private IaaS Deployment for Educational Purposes with Libre Software
Alberto Molina Coballes (IES Gonzalo Nazareno, Dos Hermanas, Sevilla)
Cloud Computing is a wide concept that is used in different contexts, which can lead to confusion. In this work we refer to the use of a cloud that mainly provides computing and storage capacities as a service, a model known as Infraestructure as a Service (IaaS). Initially, IaaS was only provided by companies specialized in offering services to customers through Public Clouds, such as Amazon Web Services. Private Clouds appeared later, and these clouds were created using the company's own resources and were built in their own Data Centers. In the last years the software used to build IaaS clouds environments has evolved really quickly, regarding both offered features and configuration simplification, and therefore private cloud deployments are completly feasible even for small companies with little resources.
Besides interesting technologies, IaaS infrastructures offer huge possibilities as educational tools for ICT and related studies, as they allow the use of complex and varied scenarios easily and quickly. In this seminar we will describe our experiences after deploying a private IaaS cloud for educational purposes using OpenStack free software.
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Alberto Molina Coballes
Alberto Molina Coballes is an ICT teacher at IES Gonzalo Nazareno (Dos Hermanas, Sevilla). He graduated in physics at University of Sevilla in 1998 where he got his PhD in physics in 2003. Since then he has been teaching Network Systems Administration courses, focusing in free/open source software technologies. Since 1999 he has simultaneously been working as a system administrator in the departments and educational centers where he was teaching. During 2011 and 2012 he managed and directed an innovative project about a Cloud Computing infrastructure deployment for educational purposes in four vocational schools.