ECEE is a hands-on open collaboration with members from all over EU, contributing to a quicker learning curve on cloud computing, and at the same time contributing to the overall standardization work.
Description of the work
A) Projects present their current findings, share issues and challenges.
B) The ECEE Blueprint - A common document we all share and contribute to.
The ECEE Blueprint:
Spirit: “Cloud Interoperability Now”
1a. Sharing roadmaps
1b. Avoiding ‘built in’ interoperability problems later on
2a. Gap analysis
2b. “Market analysis” – today’s users, tomorrow’s
2c. Guidelines – best practices, quick start one-pager + checklist(cloud, grid, hpc, something else?), rules of thumb
3a. Compared to existing (and evolving) public services – what do/can we offer?
3b. Service levels – how to handle, in practice
3c. Some mentioned last mile, customer support (application specificneeds), platforms for specific users (like rendering example fromBalticCloud)
Focus areas – who to lead?
4a. Security – access and ID mgmt in line with local requirements
4b. Metering (what), Accounting, Billing, Business models
4c. Federation of clouds (cf grids)
4f. Scheduling, load balancing (resource sharing, application correlation)
4g. Technical solutions studied –list of tested solutions, their pros and cons
- Trends of small/medium DCIs and cloud computing
5a.Will they change their mode of operation?
- GAP analysis
6a. Identified overlaps
6a.i. E.g. compare project’s current deliverables
6b. Identified gaps
6b.i. What projects did not include into the plan
6b.ii. What is posing the main problem for the projects. E.g. lack of user communities, grid legacy
6c. Identify already existing policies, best practices and recommendations, and technology from the grid community – to be used as is, or modified
- Anything else?
ECEE - Enabling clouds for eScience - is where European cloud projects collaborate to find out as much as possible, as quick as possible, about how clouds can help their users in their daily work - eScience.
The ECEE work is useful for any cloud standardization effort, giving feedback on current status and requirement. The work of ECEE also helps projects to avoid duplicated efforts and share solutions. Especially for new projects ECEE is a good group to turn to.