Cloud Standards, Interoperability and Testing Workshop

Posted April 26th, 2013 in News by admin

The aim of this workshop, held at Cloud Interoperability Week, is to set out some short and medium term objectives towards the long-term goal of interoperable cloud solutions. The event will bring together the diverse communities that will need to co-operate to understand how best to standardise different approaches.

Presentations will focus on (but are not limited to):

  • Applications of standards in industry and in open-source projects
  • Provenance and availability of cloud standards
  • Practical use of cloud standards and frameworks
  • Importance of interoperability
  • Interworking between standards and popular framework solutions
  • Tools for conformance and performance testing
  • Future trends and priorities

To submit a proposal, please fill in the presentation submission form.

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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OCCI Enables pan-European Cloud Interoperability

Posted September 29th, 2012 in News by admin

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.

 

OCCI Plays a Key Role in EGI FedCloud Initiative

Posted September 6th, 2012 in News by FlorianFeldhaus

In the European Grid Initiative Inspired Newsletter for September the recent activities of the EGI FedCloud initiative are summarised. OCCI is playing a key role for the goal of the Task Force to deliver a blueprint defining how federated virtualised environments can be implemented. A workable test bed has been set up by members of EGI as the implementation and deployment of a blueprint for cloud interoperability. Other standards at play also include OVF and CDMI.

The results of the EGI FedCloud inititative will be presented during the EGI Technical Forum taking place from 17.9.-21.9.2012 in Prague.

OCCI & CompatibleOne

Posted July 15th, 2012 in Implementations by admin

CompatibleOne provides an implementation of the OCCI server in C. You can also see all the OCCI-based services and interfaces that CompatibleOne supports. CompatibleOne has a clear focus on the need of interoperability in the Cloud and so uses OCCI.

Upcoming CloudPlugfest

Posted May 29th, 2012 in News by admin

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.

What?

Cloud Plugfest sponsored by SNIA CSI/OGF

When?

June 14 – June 17, 2012 Where: Shenzhen, CN (Asia) Amsterdam, NL (Europe) Chicago, Illinois (North America)

Who’s invited?

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!*

Why attend?

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.

CompatibleOne Workshop

Posted May 29th, 2012 in News by admin

News from our OCCI loving CompatibleOne friends:

For our next Hands On Session, CompatibleOne Team has the great honour to announce the particpation of Billy Cox, Cloud Strategy Director for Intel Software & Services Group. Billy will share with us his perspectives about Cloud Computing and the role of Cloud Service Broker (see Billy Cox’s Bio below)

This Hands On Session will be held over 2 days (13th & 14th of June) in Institut Telecom Mines ParisTech, 46, rue Barrault – 75013 Paris (room C128).

This session will be the opportunity to answer all the questions you may have concerning usage of CompatibleOne. You will be able to to manipulate CompatibleOne platform with the help and support of the developers themselves. And naturally these sessions will be interactive and will take place in real conditions i.e. in the cloud.

The detailed agenda can be found here. Note that due to international participation, all presentations and discussions will be in English. The hands On Session is free of charge but the number of seats is limited. Please confirm your participation ASAP on doodle.

We look forward at meeting you there, CompatibleOne Team.

OCCI and OVF

Posted May 3rd, 2012 in News by admin

A team in Engineering (partially funded by Venus-C) have released a tool, ovf4one, which provides an OCCI interface that accepts OVF and provisions resources through the OpenNebula OCA interface. It is implemented in Java and implements the OCCI specifications and uses OVF messages and OpenNebula as backend.

From a technical perspective, ovf4one is an OCCI to OCA gateway, translating RESTful OCCI calls into OCA RESTful calls and the OVF XML message is translated into OpenNebula VM templates. This project has been realised as part of Venus-C EU project.

OCCI OpenStack Demo

Posted April 17th, 2012 in News by admin

We blogged previously about the availability of an OCCI implementation for OpenStack. Below is a screen cast that demonstrates some, not all, of the functionality available.

Demonstration of OCCI on OpenStack from dizz on Vimeo.

 

OCCI at the OpenStack Design Summit

Posted April 14th, 2012 in News by admin

Hot on the heels of the OCCI OpenStack implementation (wiki, code review) a number of our community members (big thanks to Eugene from R2AD) will be organising an OpenStack Design Summit unconference OCCI session. All are welcome to it from the inquisitive to the sceptical!

Topics to be discussed include:

  • What is OCCI and its goals?
  • Where does OCCI fit the OpenStack picture?
  • How should OpenStack address “extra” APIs?
  • Q&As

The session will be on Wednesday at 4.30pm.in the Golden Gate room.