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TITLE Cloudscape II – 22-23 February 2010 - Brussels, Belgium

Cloudscape-II explored the guiding principles which surround the importance of interoperability and the openness necessary for the development of grid-infrastructures as well as for the advent of cloud.

Download the Cloudscape II Executive Summary

Check out the Post-event Video including interviews with key experts  

Over 100 participants took part at the Cloudscape-II which analysed the current Cloud Computing landscape. The workshop highlighted the importance of Cloud Computing in eScience, the new trend of adoption by Government, the convergence of Grid and Cloud, the requirements of enterprise Clouds and the future importance of the telecom industry in the development of Cloud computing. The workshop concluded with a roundtable discussion which focused on current achievements, challenges and future considerations. Speakers and panel members included representatives from the European Commission, Enterprise, Research and Policy groups.
A special cocktail was hosted by Microsoft at the Microsoft Executive Briefing Centre. John Vassallo, Microsoft Vice President for EU Affairs & Associate General Counsel, welcomed participants to the centre and highlighted the importance of Cloud Computing for the future.



Cloudscape II Presentations.

Monday 22 February 2010
15:30 - 18:00  Cloud Computing Infrastructure Use Case Scenarios 
A practical use case with eBay - Paul Strong, eBay 
Demonstrating a real use case interoperable scenario - a practical use case with Microsoft Azure - Paul Watson, Newcastle University
RESERVOIR: The SAP use case -  Maik Lindner, SAP
Efficient Cloud services over a Grid infrastructure - a practical use case on the benefits of a Cloud service -  Davide Salomoni, INFN
Biomedicine use case scenarios – Ignacio Blanquer, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia

Tuesday 23 February 2010
09:00 - 10:30  Keynote Presenations
Europe’s position and the challenges ahead - Kyriakos Baxevanidis, Deputy Head of Unit GÉANT and Infrastructure Unit of DG INFSO, European Commission
How Europe Sits in the International CloudScape - William Fellows, The 451 Group. 
Industry Expert Report on Cloud Computing - Jesús Villasante, Head of Software & Service Architectures and Infrastructures Unit of DG INFSO, European Commission. 
The structure of the commercial Cloud Services delivery model - Steve McGibbon, Microsoft EMEA Technology

11:00 - 12:00 Cloud Service Providers
British Telecom’s Virtual Data Centre - Neil Lock, BT Global Services 
e-IRG:Ensuring Future Infrastructures are relevant for Research & Business – Mirco Mazzucato, INFN, on behalf of Leif Laaksonen,  Reflection Group Chair, e-IRG
Enterprise Cloud Computing - Zimory: Building a flexible Data Centre - Maximillian Ahrens, Zimory

12:00 - 13:00 Interoperability Challenges 
OGF-Europe and Cloud standardization: A case for convergence of Grid and Cloud standards – Alexander Papaspyrou, Technical University Dortmund 
Open Cloud Computing Interface: specification and implementations - Thijs Metsch, SUN Microsystems 
Cloud Computing - Benefits, risks and recommendations for information security- Philippe Masonnet, CETIC
OGF Achievements - Joel Replogle, OGF

14:30 - 15:10 Implementing Computing Infrastructures on the Cloud
From EGEE to EGI – Steven Newhouse,
e-Science Central: Doing Science on the Web powered by Clouds - Paul Watson, Newcastle University

15:10 - 15:50 Use-cases from EU-based Initiatives
The BREIN Project - Bastian Koller, HLRS Stuttgart 
RESERVOIR project major achievements - Juan Caceres, Telefonica

16:30 - 17:30 Panel Discussion: Future Considerations, Achievements & Challenges
Vincent Franceschini, Hitachi Data Systems
Chris C Kemp, NASA Ames Research Center
Craig Lee, OGF President
Ignacio Llorente, Universidad Compultense Madrid
Mirco Mazzucato, CNAF Director & INFN Grid Project Manager, Conor O’Riordan, TradeFacilitate
David Snelling, Fujitsu Labs Europe
Tim Willoughby, Irish government

Cloudscape II Position Papers
Speakers and discussion panel members have produced position papers especially for the workshop. These position papers set the scene on the cloud computing landscape, highlighting both tangible benefits and risks of cloud computing adoption, current trends and future developments. Topics include views from OGF and OGF-Europe, perspectives from enterprise and research & government, European Initiatives and a look ahead at the opportunities and challenges Cloud Computing brings. The Workshop will generate a report offering a deeper understanding of Cloud Computing in terms of policy, technology and interoperability as key vectors for innovation as we move towards new frontiers with community and end-user needs firmly in mind.
Cloudscape II Position Papers & Professional Profiles

The event leveraged the successful outcomes of the 1st Cloudscape workshop, which drew over 100 participants from Europe and the US to discuss the benefits of the adoption of Cloud Computing for business and the challenges that this may bring such as Open Standards, Interoperability, Scalability, Management, Policies, Legal issues and the Advantages of clouds.

Cloudscape-II "Advances in eInfrastructures"