August 26th, 2009 • Comments Off on Quotes and pictures about the Cloud
For an upcoming presentation about OCCI and RESERVOIR I was looking for some nice quotes and pictures I could use. The quotes and pictures should be in relation to Cloud Computing and OCCI. My favorite quote (I’m using several in the presentation) would be from Henry Ford:
“If you think of standardization as the best that you know today, but which is to be improved tomorrow; you get somewhere.”
The picture I liked most was taken from http://infreemation.net/cloud-computing-linear-utility-or-complex-ecosystem/ – It shows what Cloud Computing is: everything and a kitchen sink:
I’ll share the presentation as soon as the GridKa School event is over.
August 17th, 2009 • Comments Off on What can you do for the cloud?
August 12th, 2009 • Comments Off on In the clouds – busy weeks
don’t ask what the cloud can do for you – ask what you can do for the cloud: define, implement and work on standards #OCCI #cloudcomputing
It have been some busy weeks. But great things have happen over the past weeks. The OCCI working group which tries to deliver one of the first standards in the cloud community is moving along very well. We have almost finished our first document describing the use cases and requirements for a Cloud API. This API should be capable of deploying, managing and monitoring virtual workloads (like virtual machines) in a Cloud. The draft can be found on our website: http://www.occi-wg.org. BTW there is a small one-pager describing OCCI. The draft of the specification can also be found on the OCCI website.
Next to that the cloud community is engaging to work together on cloud standards. The wiki on http://cloud-standards.org shows this. There is a nice overview (which might need some refinement) demonstrating where which standard might apply (I took if from the Wiki so it might be outdated).
Positioning of Cloud standards
Overall it seems that the work from SNIA, DMTF and OGF is coming together pretty nicely. For the last days I have been working on presentations and papers to present the work done in OCCI and RESERVOIR. For example a paper forcloudcomp 09 describing howto use OCCI to get RESERVOIR and the SLA@SOI project interoperate. Also upcoming are talks about RESERVOIR, the Cloud in general and OCCI at GridKa school, Sun HPC workshop and other smaller events. Also a poster about the Cloud and the Sun Grid Engine, Service Domain Manager and RESERVOIR is on its way. So great times to be in the clouds…
July 14th, 2009 • Comments Off on Launch of cloud-standards.org
During the Cloud Summit hosted by OMG a new website was launched: cloud-standards.org. 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.
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…
Prior to the OCCI group meeting
Some paper work 🙂