Virtual Lab (VLAB) cloud solution
The Virtual Laboratory platform has been designed and implemented in order to empower our proposal for a VLAB solution, where a cloud computing infrastructure (IaaS model) is used for the support of student labs. The ultimate goal of the VLAB is to leverage the educational process and also offer computational power for the most demanding experiments. The VLAB solution consists of three main elements, the OpenStack cloud, the Scheduler and the Database.
Focusing on the implementation part, for the creation of the OpenStack cloud we used the open source cloud computing software named OpenStack Mitaka, for the creation of the platform the Django Web Framework was used and finally the database is MySQL. Concluding, the goal of this project was to take advantage of the cloud computing capabilities in order to provide a high-level educational procedure. The VLAB solution is able to support all kinds of labs that use software tools
- Development status: Version 1.0 released