February 02nd  2018 - Use cases

RECIA : Managed Private Cloud

In 2017, le GIP RECIA decided once again to work with Aqua Ray for 4 years, thereby confirming that the Aqua Ray's offer matches with the flexibility and quality required.

In 2017, le GIP RECIA decided once again to work with Aqua Ray for 4 years, thereby confirming that the Aqua Ray's offer matches with the flexibility and quality required.

The Public Interest Grouping (GIP) RECIA (Région Centre Interactive) joins the state, the Centre-Val-de-Loire region, the departmental boards of Cher, the Indre-et-Loire and the Eure-et-Loir, Universities of Tours and Orléans, the INSA, the CROUS, Ciclic, the GCS e-santé Centre Val de Loire, communes and communities of communes.

The Public Interest Grouping (GIP) RECIA (Région Centre Interactive) joins the state, the Centre-Val-de-Loire region, the departmental boards of Cher, the Indre-et-Loire and the Eure-et-Loir, Universities of Tours and Orléans, the INSA, the CROUS, Ciclic, the GCS e-santé Centre Val de Loire, communes and communities of communes.

Created in 2003, the GIP RECIA's main mandate is to be a regional resource and competence center in digital technology.

Created in 2003, the GIP RECIA's main mandate is to be a regional resource and competence center in digital technology.

Since 2009, Aqua Ray has supported the GIP RECIA in this mandate by providing resources of tailor-made infrastructure, and managed services associated.

Since 2009, Aqua Ray has supported the GIP RECIA in this mandate by providing resources of tailor-made infrastructure, and managed services associated.

What is the use of the ENT infrastructure?

What is an ENT ? "L'Espace Numérique de Travail" (ENT) names an integrated package of digital services chosen and made available to all education community's stakeholders of the school in an environment of trust.

What is an ENT ? "L'Espace Numérique de Travail" (ENT) names an integrated package of digital services chosen and made available to all education community's stakeholders of the school in an environment of trust.

The region is committed in favor of open-source environments, thus developing since 2009 a unified solution named Net0'Centre or Touraine-eSchool depending on the access areas. This service has to be accessible 24/7 and is based entirely on a infrastructure deployed and managed by Aqua Ray.

The region is committed in favor of open-source environments, thus developing since 2009 a unified solution named Net0'Centre or Touraine-eSchool depending on the access areas. This service has to be accessible 24/7 and is based entirely on a infrastructure deployed and managed by Aqua Ray.

The GIP RECIA ENT has currently more than 2,5 millions of connexions per month with more than 120 000 separate users, with an annual increase of more than 40%.

The GIP RECIA ENT has currently more than 2,5 millions of connexions per month with more than 120 000 separate users, with an annual increase of more than 40%.

The deployed technical solution

To address this need, Aqua Ray integrated for GIP RECIA a Private Cloud based on custom configurations of physical machines : SuperMicro chassis with Intel Xeon E5-2618LV3 processors and local storage systems SSD Toshiba in RAID 6 on each Dom0.

To address this need, Aqua Ray integrated for GIP RECIA a Private Cloud based on custom configurations of physical machines : SuperMicro chassis with Intel Xeon E5-2618LV3 processors and local storage systems SSD Toshiba in RAID 6 on each Dom0.

The virtualization solution maintained by Aqua Ray is Xen Server. It is associated with the XenOrchestra Management service to allow the GIP RECIA to remotely manage all virtual machine.

The virtualization solution maintained by Aqua Ray is Xen Server. It is associated with the XenOrchestra Management service to allow the GIP RECIA to remotely manage all virtual machine.

The services deployed on the virtual resources of this Private Cloud are: HAProxy, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, OpenLDAP, Apache, Tomcat, and Postfix are all deployed with redundancy on Linux Debian systems. They are managed by Aqua Ray in order to be able to contractually guarantee GRT levels that the GIP RECIA can fluctuate depending on the period and with a minimum of 2h, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

The services deployed on the virtual resources of this Private Cloud are: HAProxy, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, OpenLDAP, Apache, Tomcat, and Postfix are all deployed with redundancy on Linux Debian systems. They are managed by Aqua Ray in order to be able to contractually guarantee GRT levels that the GIP RECIA can fluctuate depending on the period and with a minimum of 2h, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

In total, in early 2017, 31 virtual machines constituted the technical platform of the separate services used by the infrastructure of the GIP RECIA's ENT.

In total, in early 2017, 31 virtual machines constituted the technical platform of the separate services used by the infrastructure of the GIP RECIA's ENT.

Aqua Ray's products used by this client:

  • Bespoke Private Cloud integration;
  • Hosting in Aqua Ray's datacenters;
  • Total management service.
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