Gartner’s Recommendation: Use 3rd-party Cloud APIs…

An interesting article (by @cloudpundit) from Gartner: Don’t Let OpenStack Hype Distort Your Selection of a Cloud Management Platform in 2012. The recommendations are not specific for OpenStack. The following table form the exact same article gives a nice impression of Garnter’s recommendations: (Source: http://www.dopisbetter.com/McCloud/wp-content/plugins/wp-o-matic/cache/e07170b80e_238322-1.gif) The second recommendation is probably most interesting: ‘Use a 3rd party cloud API library […]‘ … Continue reading

OCCI Enables pan-European Cloud Interoperability

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 … Continue reading

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The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic’s belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic … Continue reading

OCCI Plays a Key Role in EGI FedCloud Initiative

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 … Continue reading