So what is the EGI Federated Cloud? Easiest to let EGI speak for themselves!
“EGI is a federation of national and domain specific resource infrastructure providers comprised of individual resource centres. Many of these resource centres have been experimenting with the deployment of virtualised management environments to improve the local delivery of services. Many of EGI’s current and new user communities would like to access the flexibility provided by virtualisation across the infrastructure on demand in a ‘cloud like’ environment. Federating these individual virtualised resources is a major priority for EGI that has started with the EGI User Virtualisation Workshop, and the drafting of the EGI Cloud Integration Profile.”
Below is a presentation that Matteo Turilli, the chair of the Federated Clouds Task Force, gave at the Cloud Plugfest.