Cloud Interoperability Week

Posted April 26th, 2013 in News by admin

ETSI, OCEAN Project, OGF, OW2 and SNIA invite you to their first joint Cloud Interoperability Week, 18th – 20 Sept, co-hosted with the EGI and SDC conferences.

If you want to have your say fill in the Cloud Standards Implementation Survey.

The event will provide an insight into the current state of Cloud Standards implementations and use cases. It continues the series of Cloud Plugfests aimed at promoting interoperability efforts on cloud standards-based software, services, frameworks, products and projects and will be combined with a workshop and demonstrations.

The Cloud Interoperability Week will be co-located with the EGI Technical Forum and OGF39 at the Hotel Melia Castilla, in Madrid, Spain, 18th – 20 September. Registration is free and will be open shortly to public and private companies involved in cloud solutions based on recognised standards.

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Open Standards for Open Cloud: Call for Participation

Posted August 15th, 2012 in News by admin

When:  Friday 12th October
Where: Open World Forum http://www.openworldforum.org/en
What:  Cloud computing is perceived as a new IT domain where interoperability, portability and reversibility sound like impossible issues to solve. This session will demonstrate how open and interoperable clouds are possible in the face of service provider lock-in. The audience will be able to evaluate the gaps and the real solutions to make open cloud, i.e. a cloud of freedom of choice, a reality.

As a follow up of last year’s session “Open  Cloud  in  Europe”, we have the pleasure to organize a whole Open World Forum track dedicated to open cloud and open standards, and would like to invite you to participate in this session to provide feedback from open cloud projects and on the usage of open standards. The goal is to support Standards Development Organisations with your experience and insight: we want this meeting to be a forum where those who get their “hands dirty”, who are experienced in creating and deploying cloud applications, can present and question usage of and requirements for open standards.

We are looking for experienced developers who have faced issues when:

  • using non-standard APIs,
  • moving from non-standard/de-facto APIs/libraries to standard implementations,
  • failing to use cloud standards,
  • achieving interoperability between implementations / standards,
  • achieving portability between implementations (e.g. there is no VM image standard… or is there?),
  • trying to avoid implementation / provider lock-in,
  • working on automation.

So if you can answer positively at least one of the following questions, you are the kind of candidate we would be delighted to welcome on this track.

  • Are you implementing standards?
  • Are you interfacing to standards?
  • Are you working on standards specifications?
  • Do you want to bring issues and/or highlight deficiencies regarding standardisation?
  • Do you want to demonstrate your implementation/solution using standardised APIs?
  • Are you working on a “framework project” (OpenStack, OpenNebula, CloudStack, Eucalyptus, CompatibleOne, …) and like to share your thoughts on which role they play with respect to standards development and adoption?
  • Do you work on multiple clouds? Do you deal with many interfaces?
  • Do you face issues moving your application from one provider to another?

Your proposal should be sent by the 10th of September 2012 at the latest, toowf12@ogf.org
Your participation will be confirmed in until 25th of September 2012.

Looking forward to meeting you,
Alan Sill and Florian Feldhaus, Andrew Edmonds, Andre Merzky, Jean-Pierre Laisné
on behalf of OGF, OCCI Working Group and OW2

OCCI & The Cloud SDO Alliance Symposium

Posted March 15th, 2011 in News by admin

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!