The program for the Open Cloud session during the Open World Forum is taking shape, thanks to the good work of track leaders: Nicolas Barcet, Cloud Solutions Lead, Canonical, and David Sapiro, CEO, Pilot Systems.
Here’s the list of speakers:
- Matt Asay, COO, Canonical
- Joey Baguley, CTO, Quest Software
- Patrick Chanezon, Cloud Technical Lead, Google
- Rick Clarck, Senior Manager, Software Product developments, Rackspace
- James Duncan, Vice-President, Product development, Joyent
- Kate Craig-Wood, CEO, Memset
- Kyle MacDonald, Chief Evangelist, Cloud.com
- Jean-Pierre Laisne, President, OW2
- Jean-Paul Smets, CEO, TIOLive / Nexedi
- Jan Wildboer, EMEA Evangelist, Red Hat
- Matt Wood, Technology Evangelist, Amazon Web Services, Europe
More information: http://www.openworldforum.org/attend/agenda/open-cloud-conference.
I’ve just come across the open.cloud.com website which claims:
CloudStack CE is an open sourced Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) software platform available under the GPLv3 license, which enables users to build, manage and deploy compute cloud environments. The community edition is based on the latest, leading edge features and bits that the Cloud.com team of engineers are working on. There are weekly builds as well as native source for developers, users and contributors to have access too.
Downloading the sources, via the http://open.cloud.com/downloads URL they provide, doesn’t see to work. Has anyone experience with this (new?) platform?
From last week’s conference on the open cloud, Professor Roberto Di Cosmo’s presentation on the scientific challenges that poses the cloud:
- #UEC beginners guide http://tinyurl.com/32bagq4 #ubuntu #cloud (via @ric_harvey) #
- Cloud-ready Peppermint OS – A fast-booting, cloud-oriented, Ubuntu variant http://goo.gl/0i3n #Ubuntu #Cloud #oss /via @binitamshah #
- yahoo's open sourcing their cross-breed #cloud may well be the biggest #oss cloud news this year http://bit.ly/b5qLzk (via @jclouds) #
- http://is.gd/cbgrx HowTo: Setup your own openQRM Cloud with KVM on Ubuntu Lucid Lynx #oss #ubuntu #server #cloud (via @propagare) #
- Working on the oss4cloud website launch. #
From yesterday’s conference on the Open Cloud, a presentation by Jean-Paul Smets, cofounder of the Free Cloud Alliance:
Jean-Paul presented the Free Cloud Alliance, which now has seven members, its goals and values.
He gave demos of the Niftyname IaaS GUI (Zigui), as well as a video showing the SlapGrid “home based” cloud computing solution, that promisses to “combine economies of scale typical of Cloud environments and cancel the Law of diminishing returns. ”
Stay tuned, or subscribe to the RSS feed, to be alerted when the other presentations will be available. (Slideshare seems to have some issues today).
Ian Smith sent me these notes a few month ago, I think he is onto something:
- The economics of the computing/storage cloud are overwhelming and it will be adopted broadly. It is/will be like power grids.
- Few organizations will have concerns that will justify the use of “local” servers/services. These will be organizations that have the same relation to computing that hospitals have to the current electrical grid.
- Mobile phone companies will be forced to support mobile computing “to the cloud” and it will be “always on” for almost every citizen of the developed world (same as electricity, except not wired).
- Many service providers will emerge that make it easier for users to exploit the cloud. Backups, applications ala GMail, etc.
- Users will begin to think of their own data the way they think of web data now. It will not have a “place.”
- Computing has been and will continue to be commoditized and homogenized. The importance of platform, OS, and CPU are shrinking and will continue to do so.
- We have to be concerned about the way the cloud’s infrastructure evolves and be sure that it is a “public good” not a “private good.”
Example of kind of solution we want: The internet, mostly by accident, evolved as a public good. Efforts to stifle that have failed. It is important to be aware that there is no alternative to this network for most individuals and companies. There is no “competition” for the internet largely because it is unnecessary.
Example of the kind of solution we don’t want: the US phone system, monopoly for private profit that hurt consumers for generations. Similar in Western European telephony as well as airlines.
Today I’m launching the OSS4CLOUD blog / knowledge base / news aggregator dedicated to Open Source Cloud software.
OSS4CLOUD is hosted on a IaaS provider (GANDI VPS), and uses an open source blog engine (WordPress).
120 persons have registered to participate, I had to close registration.
More information (in French) here.