EGI Task Force

The task force behind the EGI Federation

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.

Objectives

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.
Last modified August 26, 2021 by Levente Farkas : Added section Getting Started (#284)