EGI Virtualisation Activities
EGI Workshop: Defining a roadmap for a federated virtualised Infrastructure
This workshop will bring together three critical groups (resource providers, end-users and technology providers) within the European production infrastructure to ask the following series of questions:
- Should EGI move towards providing an 'Infrastructure as a Service' model (a.k.a. cloud computing) tuned to support data intensive research communities?
- Should this service be provided by federations of resource providers from the research community, commercially by ad hoc agreements between users and resource providers, or by collective negotiation and purchase of resources on behalf of different communities?
- What sort of use (consuming communities and use cases) would the research community make of such a capability?
- What are the major issues (e.g. technical, policy, governance, etc.) that need to be resolved for this use to happen?
Over a 2-3 day workshop through a series of presentations and breakouts we will try to answer these questions in order to end the meeting with a set of critical observations that can be developed into a roadmap that will meet the growing need for virtualised resources from the European research communities.
Selecting a time and place
We are looking to hold this meeting in May or early June 2011 in Amsterdam. Please register your interest in participating and availability here
If you are interested in contributing to the organisation of this workshop please email