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

An Open, Interoperable Cloud

Posted July 20th, 2011 in News by admin

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.