Cloud Expo Europe 2014, London

February 26, 2014


Date: February 26-27, 2014
Venue: ExCeL London
One Western Gateway
Royal Victoria Doc

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Visit the OW2 Community on the exhibition floor booth 520!

We will be sharing the booth with Prologue and Cloudwatt OW2 members and CompatibleOne OW2 project.

OW2 Open Cloud Forum at Cloud Expo Europe

About OW2 Open Cloud Forums:
Open Cloud Forums are events proposed by the OW2 Open Source Community.
Leveraging OW2’s open source expertise and numerous open cloud projects, the Forums deliver unique resources to explore the trends shaping the future of open cloud. Open Cloud Forums are interoperability-oriented events that demonstrate how innovation in cloud computing is driven by open source and open standards.
Two forums will take place in early 2014.

- February 26-27 in London, during Cloud Expo Europe. This first forum is targeting technical attendees and will offer them to acquire technical knowledge based on today's main IaaS platforms (OpenNebula, CloudStack, OpenStack hands-on tutorials). Discover major European collaborative open cloud projects and learn more about cloud initiatives from the OW2 Community.

- April 9 in Paris, during Cloud Computing World Expo. With this second forum, participants will discover the latest of open cloud opportunities through a mix of panel discussions between cloud experts exchanging on latest cloud innovations and best practices on the integration and deployment of open components. More information

Discover the London Open Cloud Forum program.

Download the program here
Date & Venue: February 26-27, London eXcel Convention center, Room Gallery Suite 31-32.
See the Open Cloud Forum on Cloud Expo Europe website.
Register for free: Click here

1) Hands-on Tutorials

1,5 days of hands-on tutorial sessions based on the main IaaS platforms will be proposed to participants.
Target audience: developers.

Visit this page for detailed abstracts of each tutorial.

2) Open Cloud Project presentations, Feb. 26 morning

This session will be organized under the umbrella of the OCEAN FP7 project. It will be divided into one session dedicated to presentations of collaborative projects (european or french projects) and a second one dedicated to OW2 cloud-oriented projects or members' initiatives.

EU-supported research cloud projects:

  • Improving agility of Cloud ecosystems with MODAClouds, Giuliano Casale, Assistant Professor, Imperial College London. 10:15 - 10:30am.(PDF)
  • Building a sustainable open cloud business ecosystem in Europe and Japan with OCEAN and SUCRE projects, Ariana Polyviou, Athens University. 10:30 - 10:45am. (OCEAN PDF) - (SUCRE PDF)
  • HARNESS: Hardware- and Network-Enhanced Software Systems for Cloud Computing, Alexander L. Wolf, Professor, Department of Computing at Imperial College London. 10:45 - 11:00am. (PDF)
  • ARTIST, a global approach to cloudify applications, Leire Orue-Echevarria, Tecnalia. 11:00 - 11:15am. (PDF)
  • Optimis - Cloud but better, Ana Juan Ferrer, Cloud & Services Head of Lab, Atos Research & Innovation. 11:15 - 11:30am. (PDF)
  • ClouT: Cloud of Things for empowering the citizen clout in smart cities, Philip Wright, Engineering Group. 11:30 - 11:45am. (PDF)

OW2 Community open cloud projects and members' initiatives

  • UForge Application Automation and Marketplace Platform: Cooperation with the OW2 community, Alexandre Lefebvre, UShareSoft (11:45 - 12:00) - (PDF)
  • Why an Open Cloud Broker ? Jean-Pierre Laisné,  CompatibleOne (12:00 - 12:15) - (PDF)
  • A Big Bet on Open Source Software, Fayçal Boujemaa, Cloudwatt (12:15 - 12:30) - (PDF)
  • Use it Cloud Marketplace, Najah Naffah, Prologue(12:30 - 12:45) - (PDF)
  • Emerginov, A Telco Web PaaS for African Cloud, Morgan Richomme, Emerginov  (12:45 - 13:00) - (PDF)

3) Panel: Open Source and Cloud Service Providers, Feb. 26, afternoon

This panel will discuss the role of open source software in the cloud computing market and its challenges for the future. The panel will be moderated by OW2 CEO Cédric Thomas. Feb. 26 from 15:20 - 16:00 in the Service Provider- Business Theatre.

  • Adnan Smajlovic, Rackspace 
  • Faycal Boujemaa, Cloudwatt
  • David Wallom, Oxford eResearch Centre
  • Giles Sirett, Shapeblue

Moderator: Cédric Thomas, OW2.

OW2 Presentations in the main conference program

  • Why cloud computing interoperability matters, Cédric Thomas, OW2 CEO,  Showcase Theatre, Feb 27, 15:10 – 15:40. 
  • From Cloud to Computing as a Utility Service, Jean-Pierre Laisne, CompatibleOne Leader, Cloud Innovations & Showcase, Feb 26, 15:15 - 15:35.(PDF)
  • OpenCloudware: The vApp Lifecycle Management Solution for Multi-Cloud, Alban Richard, UShareSoft, Cloud Innovations theatre on Thurs 27th at 14:45- 15:05 - (PDF)

OW2 Presence in the panels:

"Do you want freedom of choice in the Cloud? Interoperability is the way". Feb 26 13:15 to 14:10.
OW2 Speakers: Cédric Thomas , OW2 CEO and Alban Richard, UShareSoft.

"Cloud services brokers – are they here to help the service providers, VARs and MSPs with cloud integration services?", Weds 26th Feb, 14:30 - 15:10
OW2 Speakers: Jean-Pierre Laisné, CompatibleOne

Open Cloud Forum Press Release
Read the Press Release announcing the Open Cloud Forum program.