EGI Task Force
What is it?
The EGI Federated Cloud (FedCloud) Task Force gathers together scientific communities, R&D projects, and technology and resource providers so they can design the tools and services that support the federation of providers, share best practices, and offer user support and training in a collaborative fashion. This enables community cloud solutions to develop faster, with a lower cost, and with a more sustainable future.
The task force members:
- Capture requirements from user communities needing federated cloud services.
- Identify, integrate and enhance open source tools and services that enable cloud federations for research and education.
- Develop and maintain tools and services to fill gaps in third-party solutions to reach production quality cloud federations.
- Provide consultancy for communities on how to build a federated cloud that meets custom community demands.
- Provide training and support for existing and potential users of cloud
federations about topics such as:
- How to port existing applications to the cloud, or develop cloud-native applications
- How to operate services in the cloud
- How to join a cloud federation as a provider
- Facilitate the reuse of tools and services across participating cloud federations to lower total cost of development and to improve cloud sustainability.
- Promote Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) environments that are proven to be robust and reusable, to communities that interact with federated Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers in the EGI infrastructure.
- Provide service management and security oversight for participating clouds and cloud federations.
- Act as a discussion forum where cloud federations can be discussed and specific questions can be analysed with experts.
- Organise dissemination and marketing events, such as workshops and conferences relating to the topics of the collaboration.
TipIf you are interested in joining the EGI FedCloud Task Force, send an email to
mailman.egi.euand introduce yourself.