Three special Cloud Interoperability Plugfests a re scheduled to be organised by CloudWATCH2 to enable research and innovation projects to test the implementation of standards in an international developer-oriented and hands-on environment. This special series will enable participants to develop interoperable products and standards-compliant code. Collectively, these activities will boost international co-operation on the common goals of interoperability, sharing best practices and avoiding the duplication of effort.
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A "mini Cloud Plugfest" will take place at the US NIST Cloud Computing Forum and Workshop VIII (July 7-10, 2015) as part of the Thursday morning breakout sessions. In this event, we plan to demonstrate the use of Cloud Plugfest testbeds to tackle problems of interest to NIST. Please follow the signs for the "SAJACC" event Thursday morning.
Additionally, the next scheduled Cloud Plugfest event (#20) will be during the DMTF Alliance Partner Technical Symposium July 21-25, 20a5 in Portland, Oregon. For details, see our "Upcoming Events" page.
Upcoming event information has been updated to include events in Lisbon, Portugal; Bangalore, India; and Edinburgh, Scotland for May and June 2015. The pace of Cloud Plugfests is definitely picking up, and we are also definitely interested in hearing of any other opportunities to hose these events or Meetups along the same lines in your area.
March 2015 Interoperability Demo Days and Cloud Plugfest events include networking interoperability demos at the GENI Engineering Conference and US Ignite Meeting, cloud software and design discussions and demos at an in-person Cloud Plugfest at OGF 43, discussions on cloud privacy at the Cloud Standards Customer Council (CSCC) Public Sector Cloud Summit, and remote participation by other sponsoring organizations. The in-person meetings will all be held in the Washington DC, Arlington Virginia and Reston Virginia area and will include a variety of opportunities for hands-on participation by developers and consumers interested in learning more about cloud computing.
For details, please see our upcoming Cloud Plugfest events page.
Interoperability demonstrations and a corresponding virtual Cloud Plugfest will be held the second week in December, centering around opportunities for presenters to demonstrate software and standard in person or remotely.
Presentations made during the Thursday and Friday Interoperability Demo Days will be recorded professionally and at the presenters option will made available through the Primeur Magazine and the CloudWatch project sites. A schedule for these two days is available on our December 2014 Event Schedule page and also at this link: http://tinyurl.com/Dec2014-Interop-Days.
The Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) Board has approved joining as a sponsoring organization for the Cloud Plugfest series in a vote taken May, 2013. DMTF joins the Open Grid Forum (OGF), the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Cloud Storage Initiative, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and the Open Cloud for Europe, JApan and beyoNd (OCEAN) Project as an official sponsoring organization.
The next Cloud Plugfest, ninth in the ongoing series, will take place July 22-24, 2013 as part of the DMTF Alliance Partners Technical Symposium (APTS), to be held July 22-26 in Portland, Oregon, USA and jointly sponsored by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). OGF will also be holding simultaneous related working group meetings as part of the XSEDE 2013 conference, July 22-24, 2013 in San Diego, California, USA.
DMTF will also be participating in the upcoming Cloud Interoperability Week Sep. 16-20, 2013, co-sponsored by ETSI, the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), OCEAN, OGF, the OW2 global open source community and SNIA.
The Test Descriptions for Cloud Interoperability V1.1.1 covering OCCI and CDMI interoperability and interworking have been published and are available to all for free download at: TS 103 142
The work on the next version of this document including additional cloud standards and configurations is already ongoing along with the preparation of the Cloud Interoperability Week.
In its Cloud Strategy the European Commission highlights the importance of interoperable Cloud Standards and has tasked ETSI to coordinate the efforts to "identify by 2013 a detailed map of the necessary standards (inter alia for security, interoperability, data portability and reversibility)". This action will support the Commission's strategy to "work with the support of ENISA and other relevant bodies to assist the development of EU-wide voluntary certification schemes in the area of cloud computing".
The Cloud Plugfest organised by SNIA, OGF and ETSI already plays a central role in bringing together differerent Standards Developing Organizations (SDO) and implementers to provide the necessary standards and implementations for an interoperable Cloud Ecosystem. The test specifications developed as part of the Cloud Plugfest are providing the basis for certification in the area of Cloud Computing.