ensures that researchers, instructors, and students can work together
simply and effectively with the aid of ICT. It therefore promotes,
develops, and operates a trusted, connecting ICT infrastructure that
facilitates optimum use of the possibilities offered by ICT.
IT has over 20 years’ experience in designing, securinges and,
migratinges, designs, architects, integrates IT infrastructures and
integration and orchestrates orchestration of applications in IT
Infrastructures. We do this for fully owned, hybrid, cloud or
multi-cloud based architectures.
IT secures, migrates, designs, architects, integrates and
orchestrates applications in IT Infrastructures
We do this for
fully owned, hybrid, cloud or multi-cloud based architectures, with
over 20 years of experience.
2014 SURFnet was approached by 6 universities of applied science who
asked SURFnet to offer a broad set public IaaS services meeting a
very strict set of (security, privacy and governance) requirements.
As SURFnet did not have the skillsets available which were needed to
develop this service, Nils Vogels from Aves IT was brought in (end
2015) as one of two architects who investigated the requirements and
proposed that a Cloud Management Portal (CMP) was to be used to
create the single pane of glass access to all providers needed to
enable institutions to pursue a real multi-cloud strategy.
market analysis was undertaken to see which CMP’s would be able to
meet the requirements drafted by the institutions. CloudBolt was
quickly identified as one of the potential products, given the
ability of CloudBolt to operate on-premises, with support for
multi-tenancy and at the time 15 different cloud technologies. Nils
helped draft the technical and functional requirements for the tender
selecting the CMP, which was won by CloudBolt.
has been given the responsibility to develop the CMP for SURFnet’s
multi-tenant use and was able to have an initial version operational
ready for production within three months’ time, connecting
initially two VMware based resource sets and preparing for many more
cloud vendor technologies, including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft
Azure, OpenStack. Nils quickly became the trusted technical advisor
and integrator of the CMP, ensured all issues were dealt with
quickly, gave trainings on the usage of the CMP, created roadmaps
with feature enhancements and oversaw the tactical relation with
CloudBolt, initiating, motivating and managing all requests for
enhancements and bug fixes. Nils performed all these tasks in an
unsupervised way, taking control of all these processes while keeping
has the ability to explain technical issues in layman’s’ terms,
is fully accepted as a peer by our highly technical network and
identity management engineers and write reports on a
tactical/strategic level while working completely unsupervised.
has been instrumental for the success of the SURFcumulus services
(insert link to English website?) and we wholeheartedly recommend him
to any organization looking for an architect on cloud infrastructure
services or setting up a CMP.