Cloud Storage and Bioinformatics in a Private Cloud Deployment: Lessons for Data Intensive Research [chapter]

Victor Chang, Robert John Walters, Gary Wills
2013 Communications in Computer and Information Science  
This paper describes service portability for a private cloud deployment, including a detailed case study about Cloud Storage and bioinformatics services developed as part of the Cloud Computing Adoption Framework (CCAF). Our Cloud Storage design and deployment is based on Storage Area Network (SAN) technologies, details of which include functionalities, technical implementation, architecture and user support. Experiments for data services (backup automation, data recovery and data migration)
more » ... performed and results confirm backup automation is completed swiftly and is reliable for data-intensive research. The data recovery result confirms that execution time is in proportion to quantity of recovered data, but the failure rate increases in an exponential manner. The data migration result confirms execution time is in proportion to disk volume of migrated data, but again the failure rate increases in an exponential manner. In addition, benefits of CCAF are illustrated using several bioinformatics examples such as tumour modelling, brain imaging, insulin molecules and simulations for medical training. Our Cloud Storage solution described here offers cost reduction, timesaving and user friendliness.
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-04519-1_16 fatcat:hxgig2gxzffllpjfwvyztgcpju