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Building Consistent RESTful APIs in a high performance environment

July 15th, 2009 • Comments Off on Building Consistent RESTful APIs in a high performance environment

Another presentation from JavaOne:


Launch of

July 14th, 2009 • Comments Off on Launch of

During the Cloud Summit hosted by OMG a new website was launched: Goal of this website is the collaboration, coordination and communication of standards for Cloud computing and Cloud Storage.

OCCI has also been presented by on this summit. A press release is also available here.

The Web on OSGi

June 10th, 2009 • Comments Off on The Web on OSGi

The Web on OSGi is an interesting slide set from JavaONE. Presented by Don Brown from Atlassian I agree with several issues he address. For example the ‘know your wires’ on slide 42 (See also: and

Peter Kiens somehow replied to this slide set in this blog entry:

Don Brown replied with: In that post he says:

OSGi has let us write big features in a portable, modular way across products, and has dramatically sped up the development process via its hot deployment capability.

Grids, Clouds & HPC – Open Grid Forum wrapup

May 28th, 2009 • Comments Off on Grids, Clouds & HPC – Open Grid Forum wrapup

This is probably the last blog entry which comes live from OGF26. OGF 26 has been great with interesting talks and group meetings. As said OGF wants to take a leadership role in manging the collaborations about Cloud standards.

The security talks have been interesting as well as sessions about Green IT, SAGA (A Simple API for Grid Applications) and JSDL (Job Submission Description Language). next to that there was a lot of talk about Cloud computing. And thanks to OCCI OGF has a great chance to get some great stuff going on. So stay tuned 🙂

Here are some last impressions from OGF:


The Friday Center…


Lunch break


Prior to the OCCI group meeting


Some paper work 🙂

First day at the Open Grid Forum

May 27th, 2009 • Comments Off on First day at the Open Grid Forum

We are already in the second day of the OGF meeting. Nevertheless the first day has been interesting and full of information. This time not so many attendees are here in Chapel Hill. Which makes this meeting more a working meeting than a collaboration meeting like last OGF.

Still I got some great feedback about the work done in OCCI. And it somehow comes to my mind that it can be indeed a big thing to happen. I’ll be giving a presentation and introduction of OCCI tomorrow in our working group meeting. Other presenters will also show their works and thoughts on Clouds – so stay tuned! The slides will be available.

A great session yesterday was hosted by Craig Lee, himself President of OGF, about the strategic position of OGF. He talked a lot about OGF relation towards Clouds and that OGF has a great standpoint with OCCI. But there is a need for collaboration with other Standard efforts like those from SNIA and DMTF. Therefor OGF will trigger this and work on collaboration. Next to that a OGF representative will be available at the main Cloud summits and conference to present this view.

Next to that here are some impressions from OGF. Watch closely to the Jelly Beans I got here during coffee break 🙂


Craig Lee present some slides at the opening session.


Nice slides about Clouds and Grids.


Great diet!