by Josef Spillner
The 9th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2016) is going to run from December 6 to 9 in Shanghai. A number of calls are open to attract submissions of academic papers, hands-on demonstrations, project workshops and doctoral research plans. This brief blog post gives a convenient summary of the calls.
Last evening we organised the 7th Docker user group meetup in Bern. The kind folks from Die Mobiliar hosted and sponsored the event. There was incredible participation for this meetup and about 160 people joined in.
There were 3 talks held in the meetup, Die Mobiliar and SBB shared their experiences about using Docker in production. The third presentation was from Swisscom, who talked about using Docker in Cloud Foundry. The speaker took the opportunity to release the Docker support feature for the Swisscom Application Cloud. The slides are in line, in the respective names. Continue reading
On 23rd March, we celebrated Docker’s 3rd b’day. The lab is actively involved in organising Docker meetups in Switzerland, join the group to learn more about the upcoming events.
This particular meetup was one amongst the worldwide series of events that Docker was supporting. The 3rd b’day celebration event was held by offering free Docker training to the newbies. We had about 55 people who joined in the training and several of them successfully finished the training. Following picture shows the number of people who successfully finished the training and could pin up in the worldwide Docker map.
On 9th of March, we organised the 12th OpenStack meetup. A big shout out to Red Hat Zurich who sponsored the event. They also provided the location, at Neue Borse Zurich. As past OpenStack meetups, we had 6 talks again.
The Cyclops team at SE research group in InIT is pleased to announce their upcoming talk at OpenStack CEE Day 2016. Cyclops is undergoing development at breakneck speed and many improvements have been incorporated in the framework in last 6 months. Interested? Then hear us out in Budapest on June 06, 2016. Continue reading
I’m happy to say that this year has started with a lot of energy in terms of tech events in Switzerland. January was a little quiet, with people slowly recovering from the Christmas and New Years festivities. But come February, Zurich was a very busy location with several meetups happening every week.
We also took this opportunity to get back into organising our meetups. Last week, on 17th of February we organised the 6th Docker Switzerland User Group’s meetup. The meetup was held in the premises of DeinDeal, a Swiss online shopping platform and coupons offering company, in Zurich. The meetup turned out to be quite good. More than 70 people turned up at DeinDeal’s office. There were 3 talks in total held and all of them delighted the participants with a demo about their coolness in using Docker. Continue reading
by Josef Spillner
On four days last year, from December 7 to 10 in 2015, two representatives of ICCLab and SPLab participated actively at the 8th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC 2015) which attracted about 150 academic and industrial researchers to the island of Cyprus where the University of Cyprus hosted the event close to the city of Limassol. The high density of technical talks, tutorials and poster presentations has conveyed solutions to the current and even near future issues in cloud computing.
We are extremely happy to announce that the 5th Open Cloud Day is going to take place at ZHAW, Winterthur, on the 16th of June this year.
We co-organise the Open Cloud Day with the Swiss Open Systems User Group. The main goal of the event is to foster open clouds and the interoperability of the clouds. We have seen tremendous interest and enthusiasm about this event from Swiss industries. We again welcome our friends from the industry and academia to join us at this event. Continue reading
The MS Dynamic Academic Alliance conference in Barcelona focused this year from November, 30th to December, 2nd 2015 on new versions of the Microsoft products Dynamics CRM 2016 and Dynamics Navision 2016 that are now available as fully “cloud-based” versions. So enterprises do not need to have their own server infrastructure anymore. Rather, they can now fully base on application-services provided in the MS Azure Cloud. While MS CRM was already available in previous versions (since CRM v2013) as a cloud-based solutions, the availability of MS Dynamics Navision 2016 as a “Cloud-based” ERP-solution is a new variation of business-software offered by MS in the Azure-cloud.
Here in ICCLab, we’ve always been interested in the hackathon approach as a way to develop small but practical ideas and make demonstrable prototypes rapidly. With all of our other commitments, it has been difficult for us to set aside the time for such an event, but we finally managed to do this last week.
The scope was loose, with the objective being to develop something which can be demonstrated; we had a small preference for work which was related to our core business – cloud technologies – but we were quite flexible on this point. Continue reading