Automating deployment of virtual infrastructures on EGI Cloud
One of the challenges for researchers in recent years is to manage an ever increasing amount of compute and storage services, which then form ever more complex end user applications or platforms.
To address this need, EGI provides several orchestrators that facilitate the manangement of your workload using resources on the federation. These tools have different levels of abstractions and features. See below to understand which to choose (or gets used automatically) in specific scenarios:
|Service Name||Workload Type||Use-Case|
|Infrastructure Manager||VMs, containers, storage||Used to run workloads on a single IaaS Cloud provider.|
|Elastic Cloud Compute Cluster||VMs, containers, storage||Used when you need to run workloads on clusters that can be elastically scaled and potentially span more than one IaaS Cloud provider.|
|Workload Manager||Jobs||Used to efficiently distribute, manage, and monitor computing workloads.|
|Dynamic On-Demand Analysis Service||Containers, storage (caches)||Used when you need to process your data either interactively or via a batch system.|
The following sections offer more details about each of these orchestrators.
Working with Elastic Cloud Compute Clusters in the EGI Cloud
Instantiate on-demand customizable infrastructures for data analysis
Distribute and manage workloads in the EGI infrastructure