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.

rOCCI – A Ruby OCCI Framework

Posted April 2nd, 2012 in News by FlorianFeldhaus

rOCCI is an OCCI 1.1 compliant server implementation written in Ruby. Through its modular architecture it can be easily extended to support arbitrary Cloud Frameworks.

rOCCI as mentioned in our last blog post, is the OCCI implementation that powers the work which enables OCCI interoperability with Amazon EC2.

Work on rOCCI started as part of the EU FP7 project SLA@SOI under the working name OGF-OCCI in early 2011. The goal was to develop an OCCI 1.1 compliant server which initially supports OpenNebula and can later be easily extended to support other Cloud Frameworks. As OpenNebula offered a robust Ruby API binding, it was decided to develop the project in Ruby as well. Soon after work on the implementation started it was accepted as an official OpenNebula Ecosystem project.

Interoperability with other implementations of the OCCI standard was ensured by taking part in testing sessions during the SNIA Cloud Plugfests and using OCCI compliance tools such as the OCCI ANTLR Grammar and the DoYouSpeakOCCI tool. For the last Plugfest taking place at the end of February 2012, the project was renamed to rOCCI in order to distinguish it from the name of the standard (OGF-OCCI).

The current architecture of rOCCI is shown in the following overview:

Detailed architecture showing the components of rOCCI

Current features include:

rOCCI is currently mainly developed by employees of GWDG. New contributors are very welcome. For more information visit:

Home of rOCCI

rOCCI on GitHub


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!