terena networking conference 2010


geant MANTICORE II: IP Network as a Service Pilots at HEAnet, NORDUnet and RedIRIS

MANTICORE II follows the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) paradigm to enable National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) and other e-infrastructure providers to enhance their service portfolio by building and piloting the deployment of tools to provide infrastructure resources and IP networks as a service to virtual research communities. MANTICORE II is carrying out the following activities:

* Robust and modular implementation of IaaS management tools.
* Pilot software deployment and evaluation at HEAnet, NORDUnet and RedIRIS.
* Design and implement a simple yet powerful graphical interface for the IP Network Service.
* Study and simulate mechanisms to implement an infrastructure marketplace.
* Study business models and use cases for commercial services based on MANTICORE II principles.



  • Eduard Grasa
  • Sergi Figuerola
  • Xavier Barrera
  • Laia Ferrao
  • Carlos Baez
  • Pau Minoves
  • Xavier Hesselbach
  • Juan Felipe Botero
  • Victor Reijs
  • Dave Wilson
  • Lars Fischer
  • Tomás P. de Miguel
  • Jean Marc Uzé
  • Chris Lonvich
  • Dimitra Simeonidou
  • Isidro Cabello