Published on March 12, 2014
OW2 Open Cloud Forum Program 1) Tutorials Schedul e Title Speaker Name and Bio Abstract Feb. 26 2 - 5pm OpenStack Tutorial Orchestrating Multi-tier Applications with Heat Nick Barcet, VP Product, eNovance. firstname.lastname@example.org Nick has joined eNovance, an OpenStack Gold member, on December 10 2012 as VP of Products. Nick is also a director on the boards of the OpenStack Foundation, the Open Cloud Initiative and Upstream University. Nick founded the Ceilometer project at the Folsom summit to handle centralized metering on OpenStack, and has been project leading it for its first year. Ceilometer is now an integratied project for habana and its scope is extended to metrics collection in general, metering and alerting. eNovance main strategy is based on OpenStack, which means that Nick will continue being involved heavily on this project. Until December 2012, Nick was working for Canonical which he had joined in September 2007. Since 2009 he was in charge Cloud product management worldwide (Ubuntu Cloud). As a product Manager, he helped organizations (Canonical, customers and partners) define their cloud strategy and build their own cloud infrastructures. This includes working with Dell, Rackspace, Intel, Amazon and others for defining new ways to offer Canonical's services in the cloud. Prior to joining eNovance, Nick was Ubuntu Server Product Manager, focusing on bringing together the requirements that Ubuntu users have in order to make Ubuntu Server the easiest platform to deploy in business, enterprises and Internet data centers. Previously Nick worked at Intel as a Technical Marketing Manager, at Novell as an Identity Management consultant and pre-sales manager, JCA as a CTO, and ACI as Product Manager. This tutorial has for goal to illustrate how devops can use Heat to orchestrate the deployment and scaling of multi tier applications on top of OpenStack. Starting with a base deployment script we'll enhance it to provide additional functionalities such as positioning alarms, responding to alarms, adding instances, etc... Feb 27 10:30 - 12:30 am Building and Using a CloudStack cloud Sébastien Goasguen,Open Source Cloud Evangelist, Citrix email@example.com Sébastien Goasguen has over 10 years of experience in R&D in the area of distributed/Internet computing. Apache committer and PMC member, he's currently working for Citrix on Apache CloudStack as open source cloud evangelist. He's bringing CloudStack news to European open source and cloud communities. As professor, he was involved in R&D projects and wrote over 70 journal and conference publications in international venues. In this hands-on tutorial attendees will learn the basics of Apache CloudStack, from terminology, architecture and deployment steps. Attendees will setup their own cloud and explore the CloudStack API to provision virtual infrastructures. They will then use key CloudStack clients and tools like Apache libcloud and Chef to interact with their own cloud and automate deployment of virtual instances.
Feb 27 2 - 5pm Building Your Private Cloud with OpenNebula Carlos Martin Sanchez, Project Engineer, OpenNebula firstname.lastname@example.org http://m.c.lnkd.licdn.com/media/p/4/000/15b/37a/1f408f1.jpg Carlos Martín Sánchez holds M.E. and M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science. He has been part of the OpenNebula team for the last 4 years as project engineer, being a major contributor in its open-source community. He has worked for C12G Labs, the company behind OpenNebula, where he is now an advisor. In this context, he has been involved in several EU-funded flagship projects in cloud computing, like RESERVOIR, NUBA and Stratuslab, and is now collaborating with CloudCatalyst. His interests are in cloud and virtualization technologies. This hands-on tutorial will give an overview of how OpenNebula is used to build and operate private clouds. The target audience is devops and system administrators interested in deploying a private cloud solution, or in the integration of OpenNebula with other platform. The attendees will build, configure and operate their own OpenNebula cloud. The course includes hands-on exercises to be performed using attendee’s wifi-enabled laptops with VirtualBox installed. 2) European-supported Cloud Projects Feb 26 10:15 – 10:30 am Improving agility of Cloud ecosystems with MODAClouds Giuliano Casale, Assistant Professor, Imperial College London email@example.com Giuliano Casale joined in 2010 the Department of Computing at Imperial College London where he is currently lecturer. His research interests include performance modeling, cloud computing, workload characterization, and resource management. Prior to joining Imperial College, he was a full-time researcher at SAP Research UK. He served as program co-chair for USENIX ICAC 2014, ACM SIGMETRICS/Performance 2012 and QEST 2012, and as general co-chair for ICPE 2013. The talk will give a brief overview the MODAClouds project. The main goal of MODAClouds is to provide methods, a decision support system, an open source IDE and run-time environment for the high-level design, early prototyping, semi-automatic code generation, and automatic deployment of applications on multi-Clouds with guaranteed QoS. MODACLOUDS approach will simplify Cloud provider selection, avoid vendor lock-in problems, provide quality assurance during the application life-cycle, and support migration from Cloud to Cloud when needed. Feb 26 10:30 – 10:45 Building a sustainable open cloud business ecosystem in Europe and Japan with OCEAN and Sucre Olivier Bouzereau, OW2 Community Coordinator. Olivier.firstname.lastname@example.org Community coordinator at OW2, he contributes to the dissemination of R&D collaborative projects in cloud computing and infrastructures. His articles appear in Le Parisien Economie, le Journal des Télécoms and Solutions IT & Logiciels. Enjoying the pressure of deadlines, Olivier also prepares conferences programs and contents for OW2Con, Cloud Interoperability Week, Cloud Computing World Expo, Mobility for Business and Smart Data. Ariana Polyviou, Researcher - Project Manager, Athens University. OCEAN and SUCRE are two support actions from the FP7 Research program, contributing both to the emergence of a sustainable open cloud business ecosystem. OCEAN and SUCRE provide supporting mechanisms available to all EC funded projects in the areas of Cloud Computing and Open Source. They offer a portfolio of services from online services for enhanced visibility to unique networking and cooperation opportunities through events and dissemination activities.
Ariana Polyviou is a Marie-Curie fellow at SingularLogic (Greece) and a Ph.D. candidate at Athens University of Economics and Business pursuing research in the area of cloud computing. Ariana is also involved in the management of a number of European R&D projects, including the SUCRE project in which she serves as a project manager on behalf of SingularLogic. Before joining SingularLogic, Ariana worked at DG Connect, European Commission (Belgium). She holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Computer Science from the University of York (U.K.) and an MSc degree in Human-Computer Interaction from UCL (U.K.). Feb 26 10:45 – 11:00 OPTIMIS - Cloud but better Ana Juan Ferrer, Cloud & Services Head of Lab, Atos Research & Innovation. email@example.com Ana has a Master Degree in Computer Science from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. In Atos Research and Innovation since 2006, currently she's Head of Lab of the Cloud and Services Lab. This group investigates advanced capabilities for Cloud technologies including aspects such as hybrid cloud models, sustainability, enhanced service provisioning and challenges brought by big data processing and mobile. Currently she coordinates the ASCEtiC research project, that focuses on adapting cloud service lifecycle towards eco-efficient clouds, and I participate in TROPIC project, Distributed computing, storage and radio resource allocation over cooperative fem2cell. In the past she had coordinated the OPTIMIS project, investigating platforms and architectures for scalable and trustful Cloud services platforms and participated in other research initiatives in the field of Cloud computing and distributed systems: NUBA, BEinGRID, NEXOF-RA and Crosswork projects. In addition she is member of the Atos Scientific Community, a network of some 90 members whose aim is to guide company strategy at the highest level in relation to innovation. OPTIMIS cloud-enabling technology makes it possible to intelligently orchestrate cloud services, run legacy applications on multiple clouds and make intelligent deployment and operational optimisation decisions based on their or their customers’ preference regarding trust, risk, eco-efficiency and cost. It supports end-to- end security and compliance with data protection and green legislation. It also enables cloud application providers to develop once and deploy services across all types of cloud environments – private, hybrid, federated or multi-clouds. OPTIMIS tools complement cloud management and orchestration platforms. By using the OPTIMIS toolkit: i) Application developers can easily on-board applications on several cloud environments and a optimize the use of resources from multiple providers based on the needs of their application; ii) Brokers can combine multiple cloud infrastructures and services into multi-cloud and application-defined virtual networks; iii) Infrastructure providers can optimise provision and use of their resources and enhance their offering by integrating value-add services. OPTIMIS toolkit offers interoperability with with Amazon EC2, Open Nebula, Open Stack. Feb 26 11:00 – 11:15 ARTIST: a global approach to cloudify applications” Leire Orue-Echevarria, Research Engineer, Tecnalia Leire.Orue-Echevarria@tecnalia.com Leire Orue-Echevarria holds a degree in Computer Engineering (BSc) from the University of Deusto (Bilbao, Spain) and Politecnico di Milano (Milan, Italy) and an Executive MBA from the University of The European Project ARTIST aims to develop a set of methods and tools to aid companies in the cloudification of their applications considering technical - , business -, and organizational process – related aspects. In this talk, the methodology and some of the
Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain). Her professional experience acquired in Spain, Germany and Austria, ranges from different industrial sectors, covering the whole software lifecycle, from requirements elicitation to validation through development, and in the most varied set of applications: web content management systems, intelligent tutoring systems or railway signalling systems. Leire Orue-Echevarria started working at TECNALIA in 2008 where she currently leads the “Cloud Technologies” research group and also acts as Project Manager of R&D projects at regional, national and European level, coordinating technically several of them (i.e. Spanish mCloud, FP7- IP ARTIST). Her main research areas are cloud computing with a special focus on transition to cloud computing, business models, mobile cloud and multi-cloud. tools will be shown in a practical way, as if an actual migration project was actually taking place. 11:15 – 11:30 HARNESS: Hardware- and Network-Enhanced Software Systems for Cloud Computing Alexander L. Wolf, Professor, Imperial College London firstname.lastname@example.org Alexander L. Wolf, Professor is a Professor in the Department of Computing at Imperial College London. Prior to this he was the Charles Victor Schelke Chair in the College of Engineering and Applied Science and Professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Previously, he was a Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey. Prof. Wolf's interests span the areas of distributed systems, networking, and software engineering. His achievements include seminal work in software architecture, business analytics, and information-centric networks. He is currently involved in projects having to do with cloud computing, data-centre networking, and service-based systems hosted on MANETs. He is the Coordinator of the EC FP7 HARNESS project. Prof. Wolf serves as Vice President of the ACM, the largest international professional society in computing, having well over 100,000 members. He is a Fellow of the ACM, IEEE, and BCS. The dominant approach in offering cloud services today is based on homogeneous commodity resources: large numbers of inexpensive machines, interconnected by off-the-shelf networking equipment, supported by stock disk drives. However, cloud service providers are unable to use this platform to satisfy the requirements of many important and high-value classes of applications, such as those in the geosciences, interactive business analytics, and non- traditional map/reduce data processing tasks. Cloud platforms are missing out on the revolution in new hardware and network technologies for realising vastly richer computational, communication, and storage resources. Technologies such as field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA), general- purpose graphics processing units (GPGPU), network middleboxes, and solid-state disks promise increased performance, reduced energy consumption, and lower cost profiles. However, their heterogeneity and complexity makes integrating them into the standard cloud Platform as a Service (PaaS) framework a fundamental challenge. This talk introduces the HARNESS project, whose aim is to explore how to bring these innovative and heterogeneous resources into cloud platforms. 11:30 ClouT: Cloud of Things for Philip Wright, Engineering Group Cities do need to become “smarter” to be able to tackle
– 11:45 empowering the citizen clout in smart cities email@example.com Eng. Philip Wright earned a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Rome “La Sapienza” with his "Real time telemetry system for a prototype of a Formula SAE racing car" thesis which he designed, realized and implemented. Since April 2013 he joined Engineering Ingegneria Informatica Spa's Research and Development Unit as a researcher, given his previous experience with microcontroller and sensor devices. He is now working on ClouT, a European-Japanese ICT project which aims to establish an efficient communication and collaboration platform exploiting all possible information sources to make the cities smarter and to help them in facing the emerging challenges such as efficient energy management, economic growth and development. challenges such as economic growth and development, and ICT has a great potential to help transform cities. The ClouT project, regarding the ”Cloud of Things” (http://clout-project.eu/) merges IoT and Cloud Computing concepts. aiming at empower the citizen clout in smart cities. ClouT will provide infrastructures, services, tools and applications that will be reused by different city stakeholders such as municipalities, citizens, service developers and application integrators, in order to create, deploy and manage user-centric applications taking benefit of the latest advances in internet of things and cloud domains. The major outputs will be: i) a smart city infrastructure with a near to infinity processing and storage capacity of data from trillions of things and people that are integrated via virtual services in the Cloud while keeping their universal interoperability; ii) a set of platform level tools and services aiming at facilitating IoT application development, deployment and supervision iii) secure data access and processing mechanisms that can handle big data acquired from the heterogeneous sources in quasi real-time; iv) innovative city applications and field trials in four pilot cities: Santander and Genova in Europe, Mitaka and Fujisawa in Japan. Furthermore, one of ClouT’s goals is to join forces and create a long-lasting synergy for smart city initiatives between Europe and Japan. 3) OW2 Open Cloud Projects and Members' initiatives, February 26 morning Feb 26 11:45 – 12:00 UForge Application Automation and Marketplace Platform: Cooperation with the OW2 community Alexandre Lefebvre, Project Manager, UShareSoft firstname.lastname@example.org Alexandre Lefebvre (PhD) is Project Manager at UShareSoft, in charge of the UForge deliveries to UShareSoft customers. He has more of 25 years of experience in R&D in the middleware, open source and cloud area. Prior to UShareSoft, Alexandre was CTO of OW2, and held several technical and management positions at UForge automates application delivery and management for any virtual data center, and public, private or hybrid clouds. Available as a Service or on- premise, UForge consists of three core products — Factory, Marketplace and Migration — for building, maintaining and delivering software to cloud, of which will will give an overview.
Orange Labs. UShareSoft, as an OW2 Corporate Member, offers OW2 projects the possibility to populate the UForge Online Marketplace with VM appliances containing their project. We will show how UForge gives the opportunity for OW2 project leaders to allow end users to have a simple pre-configured access to their projects. Also, UShareSoft has joined the recently created OW2 Big Data Initiative: we will describe the UShareSoft offer to the use of the UForge Online Marketplace to host the deliverables of the Big Data Initiative, as well as initial Big Data appliances created by UShareSoft. Feb 26 12:00 – 12:15 Why an Open Cloud Broker ? Jean-Pierre Laisné, CompatibleOne Project Leader email@example.com Leader of the CompatibleOne project, Jean-Pierre Laisné is well known for his professional open source activism. Since 1992 with Pick Systems, Linbox and Bull, Jean-Pierre has been advocating and has demonstrated the richness of open source for business as a whole. President of ObjectWeb and OW2, co-founder of Aful, co- founder and president of Open World Forum, co-founder of OW2 Open Source Cloudware Initiative, Jean-Pierre has over 30 years of experience in IT business. Hybrid cloud, federated marketplace, inter-cloud and cloud exchange. All these terms describe different and complex perspectives in terms of evolution of the cloud computing industry. While they can be distinctly differentiated, they share some commonalities. We propose to discuss the relationships which can be defined between them, and to expose the standards and technology which can handle this complexity. CompatibleOne, the Open Cloud Broker is an open source application enabling a new-generation of cloud resources provisioning called Cloud Services Brokerage. Based on open source and open standards, CompatibleOne preserves the consumers from vendor lock-in. Feb 26 12:15 12:30 Cloudwatt Fayçal Boujemaa, R&D Manager, Cloudwatt. firstname.lastname@example.org Fayçal BOUJEMAA is currently Head of R&D at Cloudwatt, a new French service provider delivering innovative and secure cloud solutions for storage and compute. Prior to joining Cloudwatt, he worked for Orange where he held several manager positions within the Orange Group "Technology Strategy" team (where he served as Technology Strategist) and also within "Orange Labs" (where is served a R&D Strategy Manager in the field of "Business Services"; and a Research programs Manager "Cloud / SaaS and Service composition", "Collaborative Real-Time Enterprise”…). He enjoys research and innovative projects and is an expert in Cloud Computing & Software- as-a- Service (SaaS), in Enterprise
Architecture, in Distributed Systems Architecture and Real-Time Systems. He is also an expert on "Future Internet" and the evolution of telecommunications operators. Fayçal has won the "Orange Labs Award” of Research 2011 and received the distinction "Orange Group Talent" in 2005. He is a regular speaker / trainer for professional and academic audiences. Fayçal BOUJEMAA is an alumnus of both prestigious universities, the National School of Engineers of Tunis and of the University Paris-Sud, Orsay. Feb 26 12:30 – 12:45 Use it Cloud Marketplace Najah Naffah, Managing Director, Prologue email@example.com Najah Naffah started his career at INRIA, a government funded research institute, as a research scientist in computer networks and advanced office systems. He then joined Bull Group and headed an application software division where he pioneered the development of advanced document management and workflow products. Then he joined Sabre Group, where he developed and marketed optimisation products for travel industry, then EDS where he became Vice President for Business Process Outsourcing for EMEA. In 2010, he launched his own company Naffah Consulting, specialized in BPO and business process transformation solution design. Presently, he is Managing Director of Prologue Najah Naffah earned degrees in civil engineering from ESIB Beirut-Lebanon, in telecommunications engineering from Telecom ParisTech- France and a Doctorate in Computer Science from University of Paris 6 - France. Use it Cloud Marketplace is a platform which allows applications not only to be ported to the Cloud and operated in SaaS mode, but also to be distributed in the Cloud and purchased by users. Feb 26 12:45 – 13:00 Emerginov, A Telco Web PaaS for African Cloud Morgan Richomme, Network architect for multimedia services in Orange Labs. firstname.lastname@example.org Morgan Richomme is working in Orange Labs as network architect for innovative services. He used to work on VoIP solutions and is involved in the Orange group open source governance definition. He is the Emerginov project leader. He is in charge of several research contracts between Orange Labs and different African universities on API and enablers topics. Deployment of mobile services is a real success story in Africa. Cloud Computing is just starting to take off. African Cloud Computing has a big and perhaps unseen potential as it may answer to traditional technical issues (lack of storage, connectivity, infrastructure and unreliable local energy sources). However providing cloud infrastructure will not be enough. African constraints shall be taken into account in order to provide Platforms as a Service adapted to this very specific environment. The talk will introduce Emerginov, an open source PHP PaaS dedicated to co innovation in Africa, part of the OW2 community and developed by Orange Labs.
4) Panel: Open source and cloud services providers Date & Place: Feb. 26, 15:20 - 16:00 in the Service Provider- Business Theatre Participants: - Faycal Boujemaa, Cloudwatt (confirmed) - Adnan Smajlovic, Rackspace (confirmed) - David Wallom, Oxford eResearch Centre (confirmed) Speaker biographies: Cloudwatt:Fayçal BOUJEMAA is currently Head of R&D at Cloudwatt, a new French service provider delivering innovative and secure cloud solutions for storage and compute. Prior to joining Cloudwatt, he worked for Orange where he held several manager positions within the Orange Group "Technology Strategy" team (where he served as Technology Strategist) and also within "Orange Labs" (where is served a R&D Strategy Manager in the field of "Business Services"; and a Research programs Manager "Cloud / SaaS and Service composition", "Collaborative Real-Time Enterprise”…).He enjoys research and innovative projects and is an expert in Cloud Computing & Software- as-a- Service (SaaS), in Enterprise Architecture, in Distributed Systems Architecture and Real-Time Systems. He is also an expert on "Future Internet" and the evolution of telecommunications operators. Fayçal has won the "Orange Labs Award” of Research 2011 and received the distinction "Orange Group Talent" in 2005. He is a regular speaker / trainer for professional and academic audiences. Fayçal BOUJEMAA is an alumnus of both prestigious universities, the National School of Engineers of Tunis and of the University Paris-Sud, Orsay. - Rackspace: Adnan Smajlovic is currently a DevOps Specialist in the Rackspace Technical Services team having previously been a member of both the Professional Services (custom deployments, server migration) and API Support/Engineering groups within Rackspace Cloud. Primary responsibilities include the promotion of configuration management, automation, and culture building methodologies, as well as consulting on Rackspace public and private (OpenStack) cloud products and deployments. Moderator: Cédric Thomas, OW2 CEO (biography already sent).