VREs Deployment and Operation

Deployment and operation of VREs is a collaborative effort involving the WP4 team as well as the work packages called to develop the enabling technology, i.e. WP5-8 that are focusing on developing technology specific to Blue Assessment, Blue Economy, Blue Environment and Blue Skills VREs and WP9-10 that are developing generic solutions supporting all the VREs.

This page is dedicated to capture the actual deployment of the planned VREs.

Plan

The actual plan is captured by a series of tickets and is available via a dedicated live report in the activity tracker
https://support.d4science.org/projects/bluebridge/issues?query_id=48

Procedure

The procedure leading to VRE deployment is the standard one, i.e. that inherited by the D4Science infrastructure and described in the D4Science Wiki https://wiki.d4science.org/index.php?title=Virtual_Research_Environments_Deployment_and_Operation

For the needs of BlueBRIDGE it will be supported by the project activity tracker. A specific VRE tracker has been created with the goal to capture the entire process from specification to operation. The following status are supported:

  • New: the specification of the VRE is produced by the VRE designer. This specification must contain:
    • VRE name and abstract;
    • Membership policy, i.e. whether the VRE is open or restricted, who is allowed to invite members;
    • Number of expected users;
    • VRE expected datasets;
    • VRE expected functionalities;
  • Planned: the WP4 team is fine with the specification and is able to assign a due date for the actual deployment;
  • Available: the VRE is up and running and ready to be validated by the VRE designer;
  • Released: the VRE has been validated and the community can start using it;
  • Removed: the VRE has been disposed upon request of its manager;
  • Rejected: the requested VRE is not satisfiable;