IAAS-05: Publish a virtual computer system or storage volume

Executive Summary: 
A researcher needs to “publish” a hosted computer system or hosted storage volume that may be of interest to his/her research community. Once published, other members of the community can recreate the system or volume for their own use.
User Importance Summary: 
Researchers are increasingly using externally hosted ("cloud") virtual machines to extend their computing environments without requiring capital investment. The ability to store, share, and reproduce the computing systems used to produce research products is important for our ability to validate scientific work.
Target Communities and Sizes: 
Researchers - O(1000) Science gateways - O(10)