Helix Nebula Workshop: Technical Interoperability
- Sergio Andreozzi (EGI.EU)
The EC-funded Helix Nebula project is a step towards a European cloud‐based scientific e‐Infrastructure composed of resources and services from commercial and publicly-owned providers. This workshop is the first of three to bring together the appropriate technology and policy representatives from both the public and commercial sectors to address the integration and interoperation of their respective infrastructures. The workshop is composed of three sessions addressing respectively 1) technical interoperability (http://go.egi.eu/hnws1-p1), 2) network connectivity (http://go.egi.eu/hnws1-p2), and 3) business models and legal aspects (http://go.egi.eu/hnws1-p3).
The first session focuses on requirements for technical interoperability among publicly-funded e-Infrastructures and commercial cloud providers. The session kicks off with two presentations describing the technical architecture of the EGI Federated Cloud and Helix Nebula. An initial list of current and potential use cases for using integrated clouds infrastructures will be highlighted. This session is expected to provide Helix Nebula with initial list of meaningful use cases, a set of agreed technical requirements, as well as the identification of working groups that should be started in order to analyse them towards the definition of a roadmap for their implementations.
Printable brochure: http://go.egi.eu/hnws1-brochure