It has been a month since the RCB team released Cyclops 2.0, its flagship open source framework for cloud billing and service providers. The release itself was very successful, as it attracted many new users and generated a substantial growth in the number of Github views and unique visitors.
Last week we carried out our first developers on-boarding session over Google Hangouts, focusing on how to write your own collector for RCB Cyclops. In this blog post we will go over a hypothetical use case of PaaS (Pigeon as a Service), which as you will see is very similar to OpenStack Events collection we already support. The idea is to show how easy it is to implement both discrete rating, as well as event processing (where pigeon receives events similar to OpenStack).
Recently, at EUCNC’16, the ZHAW SESAME team demonstrated the work of combining SESAME concepts through the use of Hurtle, our orchestration framework, and Netfloc, our SDK for datacenter network programming. The demonstration was also a joint demonstration between SESAME and the 5GPPP COHERENT project.
It was a demonstration that bridges the gap between the telco and cloud world by creating a network service based on the services and technologies coming from both projects.
The Service Engineering group just finished the Cloud Computing Summer School 2016 last Friday. Summer School is a yearly activity at ZHAW, organised in the first 2 weeks of July, in collaboration with the Grand Valley State University (GVSU), USA.
Students of both universities attend the lectures in Winterthur. Swiss students are given the option to attend 2 complimentary weeks in the USA right after the Summer School in Winterthur. The program was slightly changed this year by introducing guest lecturers. In the previous years all lectures were given by the SE group members, which we modified this year by inviting known experts in the field of Cloud Computing from Switzerland and abroad, to talk about the current technologies as well as the current practices in their organisation. This mix of academic and applied modules was very well received by the students.
Last evening we organised the 13th OpenStack user group meetup at ZHAW premises in Winterthur. The meetup was also a celebratory event to mark the 6th b’day of OpenStack and the OpenStack foundation supported the event by sponsoring it. I thank the OpenStack foundation on behalf of the Swiss OpenStack community.