As announced in previous posts, we report below the agenda of the Cloud Computing in Switzerland workshop, chaired by ICCLab from 8.45 AM to 10.45 AM today at the 30th birthday of the Swiss Informatics Society SI – the HES-SO Fribourg.
8:45 – 9:00 Intro by Christof Marti (ZHAW)
Workshop introduction, goals and activities on Cloud Computing at ZHAW.
9:00-09:20 Peter Kunszt (Systemsx)
The view of the scientific community on technological trends and the opportunities offered by Cloud Computing infrastructures.
“Cloud computing services for research – first steps and recommendations”
9:20-09:40 Markus Brunner (Swisscom)
The view of the operators on how cloud computing is transforming the ecosystem and related risks & challenges.
9:40-10:00 Sergio Maffioletti (University of Zurich)
The view of the scientific community on how cloud technology could be used as a foundation for building a national research support infrastructure.
“Roadmap for an Open Cloud Academic Research Infrastructure”
10:00-10:20 Michèal Higgins (CloudSigma) - remote
The view of the industry on how cloud computing is transforming the ecosystem and related risks & challenges.
“CloudSigma and the Challenges of Big Science in the Cloud”
10:20-10:40 Muharem Hrnjadovic (RackSpace)
An overview of key capabilities of cloud based infrastructures like OpenStack and challenging scenarios.
Following on from our 2nd meeting, the Swiss OpenStack user group met on 24th of April at the University of Bern.It was an excellent event with many attention grabbing presentations! A big thanks goes out to the sponsors:
Once we kicked off
, there were five presentations, 3 which were more detailed and 2 that were more lightning talks in nature. The presentations in there running order were:
- OpenStack Quantum SDN with Open vSwitch, Redhat, Thomas Graf.
- OpenStack on SmartOS, ICCLab, Daniele Stroppa.
- Packstack, Systemx, Sandro Mathys
- OpenStack in Hepia, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland, Dimitri Racordon
- Impressions from the Summit in Portland, Rackspace, Muharem Hrnjadovic
There are other upcoming Swiss events that will include much talk of OpenStack. Of note are:
Also the Swiss Informatics Society have started a cloud computing special interest group, where all folk active in cloud are welcomed to join. More details can be found at their site.
Swiss OpenStack User Group channels
The 1st Swiss OpenStack user group meeting that was organized by the zhgeeks and the ICCLab at the ETH Zürich met with a large response. Over 90 people attended the meeting with different background and interests in connection with OpenStack.
The meeting started with a good and brief introduction into the components and the community around OpenStack by Tim Bell and how it is used in CERN, the largest OpenStack cluster in Switzerland. The subsequent lightning talks, each about 10 minutes, covered different aspects in the current usage and development of OpenStack, including two from the ICCLab. We described our OpenStack testbed and also the topical area of software defined networking.
The slides and short abstracts about the introduction and lightning talks can be found on the official Swiss Openstack Usergroup Wiki.