Announcing 5th Open Cloud Day

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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

4th Open Cloud Day – Highlights

ocd3The 4th Open Cloud Day, which we co-organised with The Swiss Open Users Group (/ch/open), took place earlier this week. The event held a gathering of about 120 participants, from industry and academia together. There were in total 17 talks and 3 workshop sessions.

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4th Open Cloud Day : ready and waiting!

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The 4th Open Cloud Day is ready and waiting for your participation. This event, which we co-organise with Swiss Open Systems User Group (/ch/open) is running for the 4th time having it’s first outing in 2012. Scheduled on the 16th of June 2015 at the University of Bern (event location plan), the event runs for the entire day with a main track and 2 parallel talk and workshop tracks. The schedule can be seen here. During this event, ICCLab will be presenting demos of the different open-source prototypes we are developing in the lab under our various research initiatives.

We present more talks, workshops and demos this year, showcasing an industrial as well as academic relevance in the topics of Cloud Computing, Open Source, Cloud operational experiences, new technologies and applications, so on and so forth. The detailed information about the talks and workshops can be seen here.

For those who are not early birds, there is still time to join; please register here.

We look forward to seeing you there and hope for a very successful event!

Open Cloud Day 2013, hosted by Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Open Cloud Day 2013

The ICCLab here in ZHAW will be co-organising the Open Cloud Day 2013: 11th June 2013 here in Winterthur. /ch/open understands the importance of Cloud Computing, as does the ICCLab. To get the full power of clouds in the view of /ch/open these clouds should be open according of the principles open cloud initiative.  The goal is to foster open clouds and interoperability of clouds. Especially taking into account the requirements of public administrations and large as well as small and medium-sized businesses. In this conference concrete solutions and stacks will be discussed. At least one of the afternoon tracks will explicitly be technical. Another key focus area is in the creation of simple to use and open source GovClouds.

Conference link :  http://www.ch-open.ch/events/aktuelle-events/open-cloud-day-2013/

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ICCLab Presented at /ch/open

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/)

**[Presentation link](http://blog.zhaw.ch/icclab/files/2012/06/2012-06-OpenStack-CloudDays-Bern-fin-fin.pdf)**

**Abstract:**

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.