At the EGI Technical Forum in Prague, the FedCloud task force presented their progress on bringing various standards together in order to compose a federated cloud within Europe. The presentation ended with an impressive live demonstration of that very work.
During the presentation eight different sites participated offering a set of standardised interfaces. Upon those sites cloud resources were allocated on very different infrastructure management frameworks but unified through the OCCI API. In one part of the demonstration 5 virtual machines were provisioned simultaneously, using OCCI, in Cyprus, Germany (2), Sweden and the Czech Republic. This was followed by a similar demonstration of provisioning storage and accessing that storage using CDMI through the same cloud resource providers.
The Storage Networking Industry Association’s Cloud Storage Initiative (SNIA CSI) and the Open Grid Forum (OGF) are conducting the second in a series of international cloud plugfests slated for 2012.
Cloud Plugfest sponsored by SNIA CSI/OGF
June 14 – June 17, 2012 Where: Shenzhen, CN (Asia) Amsterdam, NL (Europe) Chicago, Illinois (North America)
All cloud implementers are invited to participate either in person or remotely. Participants need not be members of the SNIA, CSI or OGF and the cost to attend is FREE!*
The cloud plugfest will offer a highly collaborative, vendor-neutral, environment for developers and vendors to perform interoperability testing of CDMI and OCCI implementations. By attending the cloud plugfest participants will:
- Gain a greater understanding of what the needs are for establishing better interoperability with Cloud Computing and Cloud Storage standards, and the opportunity to refine those standards.
- Gain a better understanding of the requirements for interoperability integration between Cloud Storage (CDMI) and Cloud Computing (OCCI)
- Interact directly with cloud implementers and early adopters of CDMI and OCCI
How to register?
The cost to register is free. Visit the cloud plugfest page for additional details.
* Plugfest registration is free. Attendees are responsible for all other costs (travel, meals, etc.) associated with participating in this event including any participation fees imposed by co-located venues or event sponsors. For questions or comments about the SNIA Cloud Storage Initiative or this plugfest, please contact Tom Mancuso at csimanager – at – snia.org.
A number of OCCI members have got together and have written this piece in InfoQ.com on how an open and interoperable can be presented to end-users using today’s contemporary cloud standards, including not only OCCI but also CDMI and OVF. The article is the result of the excellent meetings had at the DMTF APTS back in May.
For more information on R2AD‘s OCCI/CDMI client visit: http://www.r2ad.com/cloudclient.html
We’re pleased to announce that a F2F meeting for OCCI will be organized in Boulder, Colorado, USA. Thanks to our colleague Mark Carlson from Oracle who helped set this up. This will be a continuation of the Cloud Plug Fest and all our collaboration efforts with other standards and groups up until now.
The meeting will happen during the DMTF Alliance Partner Technical Symposium (16th to 20th of May) on Monday and Tuesday. Please feel free to register and point out that your are going to be available.
During this F2F we would like to address and discuss some topics (the agenda is not fixed yet and can change if needed):
- Update on OCCI activities,
- OCCI demos,
- CDMI/OCCI integration,
- OCCI/OVF integration,
- Initial JSON rendering discussions,
- Collaboration with NIST,
- Security-related discussions.
A focus output for this event will be a document that will describe the intergration of major standards regarding clouds, most notably DMTF’s OVF, SNIA’s CDMI and of course our own OGF OCCI. It will describe how these standards working together can create an open and standards-based cloud service offering.
We would like to invite all to bring in their ideas on this topic and look forward to seeing you in Boulder!