StratusLab Project Roadmap

StratusLab v1.0 distribution (due May 2011) will include the features needed to deploy virtualized Grid services in a Grid site. We expect to have a feature-freeze release at the end of February 2011. The following roadmap highlights the functionality gaps identified in the current release of the StratusLab toolkit & services; and will guide the sprint planning meetings.

  • Security
    • Support for grid-proxy authentication. This will be also used by the public Cloud interfaces
    • Better protection of regular user passwords
  • Monitoring & Accounting
    • Ganglia integration for monitoring both physical and virtual infrastructures
    • Collection of metrics and generation of accounting reports
  • User Management
    • Improved management of user quotas
    • Group/role based authorization
  • Virtual Machine Manager
    • Improved fault tolerance
    • Improved contextualization and management of images
    • Improved management of virtual networks
  • Storage
    • Management of persistent storage areas à la EBS
    • Appliance Repository
    • Split in the service in registry and store components
    • Build of StratusLab-ready Grid-appliances
  • Service Manager
    • Complete integration in the release
    • Installation and configuration using Quattor
    • Deployment of Grid-appliances from Claudia
    • Integration with monitoring information from OpenNebula
  • Cloud Interfaces
    • Based on Amazon EC2 or OCCI standard for computing
    • Based on Amazon EBS or CDMI standard for storage
  • Reference Cloud Service
    • Follow the evolution of StratusLab releases and provide all new services developed.
    • Expand physical resources in order to satisfy the increasing demand from external users.
    • Deploy at least one more production-level cloud site
    • Federate resources of reference cloud sites
  • Grid Services
    • Enable grid site elasticity exploiting the capabilities of the Service Manager (Claudia)
    • Expand virtual resources of the production site (HG-07-StratusLab).
    • Provide support for larger number of VOs from different application domains

We welcome comments on the planned features, please let us know your opinion so that we can improve the toolkit and make sure it meets your requirements!