Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Roadmap for Advanced Cloud Technologies under H2020

This is the title of the last report prepared by the EC Cloud Expert Group that proposes a concrete roadmap to help Europe overcome existing technological challenges and reach a key position in the global Cloud market. The previous reports on Advances in Clouds - Research in Future Cloud Computing evaluated the state-of-the-art and developed future research directions in cloud computing. This report is the main result of our last meeting in October 2012 to analyze the expected market development in which Europe can participate and which technological challenges will have to be faced in order to reach these scenarios.

So, enjoy the report. I think it is a must-read for people defining Cloud Computing strategies, developing innovative research lines, or exploring emerging market opportunities beyond today’s Clouds.

Monday, February 4, 2013

About the Complementarity of Eucalyptus, CloudStack, OpenStack and OpenNebula

We have just published at the OpenNebula blog our experience about the different types of cloud models, from datacenter virtualization to infrastructure provision, and about how the main open-source Cloud Management Platforms (CMPs) are targeting their needs. The post introduces the CMP Quadrant, a tool aimed at aiding corporations to better understand the present and future landscape of the cloud market. 

I think it would be best for everyone from these open source projects to figure out how we can work together to better serve our users.

It is worth reading!.