The ICCLab team presented gave a live demo of [our OpenStack cluster](http://www.cloudcomp.ch/2012/06/whats-powering-the-icclab/) at the [/ch/open Open Cloud Day](http://www.ch-open.ch/index.php?id=1034). It was an excellent day with many view points from governmental all the way down to Infrastructure as a Service and automation. We also announced the [Swiss OpenStack User Group](http://www.cloudcomp.ch/openstack-user-group/) and we’re looking forward to the inaugural event.
This event is particularly important given that Cloud Computing is as ever becoming more and more important. To get the full power of clouds, in the view of /ch/open and the ICCLab, these clouds should be open according to the open cloud initiative principles. The goal is to foster open clouds and interoperability of clouds. Especially taking into account the requirements of public administrations.
**Title:** The OpenStack Cloud Computing Framework and Eco-System
**Authors:** [Thomas M. Bohnert](http://www.cloudcomp.ch/team/thomas-michael-bohnert/), [Andy Edmonds](http://www.cloudcomp.ch/team/andy-edmonds/), [Christof Marti](http://www.cloudcomp.ch/team/christof-marti/), [Fabrice Mannhart](http://www.cloudcomp.ch/team/fabrice-manhart/)
OpenStack is a global collaboration of developers and cloud computing technologists producing the ubiquitous open source cloud computing platform for public and private clouds. The project aims to deliver solutions for all types of clouds by being simple to implement, massively scalable, and feature rich. The technology consists of a series of interrelated projects delivering various components for a cloud infrastructure solution.
The InIT Cloud Computing Lab (ICCLab) of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences is researching the full cloud computing stack. Much of this work happens in the context of the OpenStack framework and the ICCLab is official coordinator of the “OpenStack Community Switzerland”.
In this talk we’ll present evolution, objectives, scope, and status of the the OpenStack project. Attendees will be briefed from an technological and eco-system perspective, thus learning what defines Cloud Computing, how OpenStack implements Cloud Computing, and how to engage with the OpenStack community. The talk will close with a short overview of research activities and services provided by the ICClab.