InstanceHub: Simple provisioning of cloud instances for training

Paul Richmond, University of Sheffield

This demonstration will highlight the InstanceHub web service. InstanceHub works by allowing users to use a one click interface to create pre-configured virtual machines without users requiring a cloud computing account. Trainers are able to create labs with pre-configured virtual machines and set usage limitations to provision resource within a fixed budget. InstanceHub is ideal for educators who want to run lab classes or training within a fixed budget. At the University of Sheffield this service is being used for GPU teaching and tutorial delivery.