Case studies

Case studies

Continuing with the studies described in Introduction to case studies present Alice and Bob’s approaches to deploying the Data processing service for their users.

Alice’s private cloud

Alice is deploying the Data processing service for a group of users that are trusted members of a collaboration. They are all placed in a single project and share the clusters, jobs, and data within. She deploys the controller with TLS enabled, using a certificate signed by the organization’s root certificate. She configures the controller to provide floating IP addresses to the cluster instances allowing for users to gain access to the instances in the event of errors. She enables the use of proxy domains to prevent the users from needing to enter their credentials into the Data processing service.

Bob’s public cloud

Bob’s public cloud contains users that will not necessarily know or trust each other. He puts all users into separate projects. Each user has their own clusters, jobs, and data which cannot be accessed by other users. He deploys the controller with TLS enabled, using a certificate signed by a well known public certificate authority. He configures a custom topology to ensure that access to the provisioned cluster instances will flow through a controlled gateway. He creates a security group that opens only the ports needed for the controller to access the frameworks deployed. He enables the use of proxy domains to prevent the users from needing to enter their credentials into the Data processing service. He configures the rootwrap command to allow the data processing controller user to run the proxy commands.

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