NGI International Task Review MS109 Israel

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This page contains the assessment of the NGI International Task at year 1 of the EGI-InSPIRE project (one page per NGI). The NGI representatives are required to fill the tables according to the required information. The content will be integral part of the EGI-InSPIRE milestone MS109 "NGI International Task Review"

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User Services

Human Services (Table 1)

Table 1: NGI Assessment: User Services >> Human Services
EGI-InSPIRE EGI_DS Name Assessment Score How to Improve
NA3.3N U-N-3 U-N-13 Requirements Gathering Requirements are gathered through through meetings with potential and current customers (from Academia) , also we employ an evangelist to talk and meet with prospective new customers and understand their requirement... 3 building a costume application/interface to gather and manage all requirements
NA3.3N U-N-14 U-N-15 Application Database We currently relay on EGI database 0
NA3.3N U-N-16 U-N-17 Training we are doing open training event 2 times a year in Ben Gurion University , we also provide one on one training to customers that can't wait for the yearly training or 4 Improve our training documentation, build an on-line course for them
NA3.3N U-N-12 U-N-18 U-N-19 Consultancy We provide one on One help to new customers 3 setting up a Help Desk and setting standards on response time to user problems

Operations Services

Human Services (Table 2)

Table 2: NGI Assessment: Operations Services >> Human Services
EGI-InSPIRE EGI_DS Name Assessment Score How to Improve
SA1.4N O-N-9 Requirements Gathering requirements are gathered in our meeting with customers and IT managers of sites and clusters 4
SA1.1N O-N-9 Operations Coordination coordination is done using mail 2 need to set monthly or bi-monthly meetings once our architecture and services will stable
SA1.2N O-N-9 Security coordination is done using mail 2 need to set monthly or bi-monthly meetings once our architecture and services will stable

Infrastructure Services (Table 3)

Table 3: NGI Assessment: Operations Services >> Infrastructure Services
EGI-InSPIRE EGI_DS Name Assessment Score How to Improve
SA1.3N O-N-9 Software Rollout currently not managed by NGI , based on site discretion 0
SA1.4N O-N-3 Monitoring Monitoring is done by one of our sites (WEIZMAN_IL ) NAGIOS 2 We intend to set up a NAGIOS server, and move sites to use our NAGIOS
SA1.5N O-N-2 Accounting currently non done by us relaying on EGI 0
SA1.4N O-N-1 O-N-4 Configuration Repository and Operations Portal NGI_IL relay on GOCDB 4 currently no plan to generate national GOCDB
SA1.6N SA1.7N O-N-6 O-N-7 Helpdesk for technical problems we relay on GGUS 4 currently no plan to generate national GGUS
SA1.8N O-N-5 O-N-8 Core Services currently only UI , and VOMS 2 in the next 3 month we hope to set up , WMS,TOP BDII, lfc, NAGIOS, Proxy

Other (Table 4)

Table 4: NGI Assessment: Other
EGI-InSPIRE EGI_DS Name Assessment Score How to Improve
NA2.3N Policy Development NGI_IL implements EGI policies and procedures, and as we are small NGI, we do not actively participate in policy development. 3 More actively participate in developing EGI policies and procedures, develop and sign national policies and procedures that are in alignment with those of EGI.
NA2.2N E-N-2 Dissemination we employ an evangelist , its job is to spread the word and find new potential customers among academia researchers 3 build communities inside NGI