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EGI Federated Cloud Resource Providers

EGI Federated Cloud resource providers are institutions and companies that contribute to the FedCloud providing access to their cloud infrastructure via the Federation. Resource providers are free to use any Cloud Manafement Framework (OpenNebula, OpenStack, etc...), the only requirement is that the CMF exposes interfaces compliant to the FedCloud standards.

Join as a Resource Provider

Every institution and company is invited to join the EGI Federated Cloud. The members of the EGI Federated Cloud have also the opportunity to join the EGI Federated Cloud Task Force, contributing directly to the creation and implementation of the clouds federation.

If you want to join the EGI Federated Cloud, you can send en email to the EGI Federated Cloud Task Force, specifying the following information (fields with * are mandatory)

  • Name*
  • Institute*
  • Email address*
  • One paragraph long description of your organization
  • Envisaged timeline (is there a deadline to finish the setup? for how long do you wish to contribute to the EGI Federated project?)
  • Estimated number and size of machines that you may provide to EGI
  • Type of Cloud Management Framework you are using
  • Link to webpage, document or other online resource for further information

Current Resource Providers

Fully integrated Resource Providers

Reporting period: 20-12-2013 to 5-1-2014

Affiliation CC Main contact Deputies Host Site CMF Certification Resource Endpoints Nagios Avail. (avg.) Comment
BSC ES Daniele Lezzi Roger Rafanell BSC-Cloud Emotive CDMI - bscgrid05.bsc.es 100%
FCTSG ES Alvaro Simon Ivan Diaz Alvarez CESGA OpenNebula OCCI - cloud.cesga.es 100%
CESNET CZ Miroslav Ruda Boris Parak CESNET-MetaCloud OpenNebula OCCI - carach5.ics.muni.cz 78%
CDMI - carach3.ics.muni.cz 100%
100 Percent IT Ltd UK David Blundell 100IT OpenStack certified OCCI - occi-api.100percentit.com 96% "(Return code of 127 is out of bounds - plugin may be missing)"
FZ Jülich DE Björn Hagemeier Shahbaz Memon FZJ OpenStack OCCI - egi-cloud.zam.kfa-juelich.de 100%
CDMI - swift.zam.kfa-juelich.de 100%
KTH SE Zeeshan Ali Shah Ake Edlund KTH-CLOUD OpenNebula OCCI - egi.cloud.pdc.kth.se 100%
GWDG DE Piotr Kasprzak Ramin Yahyapour, Philipp Wieder GoeGrid OpenNebula OCCI - occi.cloud.gwdg.de 100%
CDMI - cdmi.cloud.gwdg.de 100%
UI SAV SK Viet Tran Binh Minh Nguyen IISAS-FedCloud OpenStack OCCI - nova.ui.savba.sk 98%
INFN/BARI IT Marica Antonacci Giacinto Donvito, Stefano Nicotri, Vincenzo Spinoso PRISMA-INFN-BARI OpenStack OCCI - prisma-cloud.ba.infn.it 41% Failing between Christmas and New Year, but afterwards ok
CRNS/IN2P3-LAL FR Michel Jouvin Mohammed Araj GRIF StratusLab OCCI - onehost-2.lal.in2p3.fr 0% SAM fails to instantiate VMs: "probe instantiation failed: "/usr/local/bin/VMInstantiation-probe:main:::418] Started probe 'VMInstantiation-probe'..."
CSIC/IFCA ES Alvaro Lopez Garcia Enol Fernandez, Pablo Orviz IFCA-LCG2 OpenStack OCCI - cloud.ifca.es 0% SAM fails to instantiate VMs: "probe instantiation failed: "/usr/local/bin/VMInstantiation-probe:main:::418] Started probe 'VMInstantiation-probe'..."

Integrating Resource Providers

Affiliation CC Representative Deputies Host Site CMF Certification Resource Endpoints Status (avg.) Comment
GRNET GR Kostas Koumantaros Athanasia Assiki HG-09-Okeanos-Cloud Synnefo Scheduled 1/4/14 OCCI - okeanos-occi2.hellasgrid.gr 88% Partial monitoring. Spurious second OCCI endpoint okeanos-occi in GOCDB but not monitored!?
CRNS/IN2P3-CC FR Gilles MATHIEU‎ Mattieu Puel IN2P3-CC OpenStack OCCI - ccocci.in2p3.fr 0% Partial monitoring. Accounting records show up, but accounting not monitored.

Interested Resource Providers

Affiliation CC Representative Deputies CMF Comment
IICT-BAS BG Emanouil Atanassov Todor Gurov OpenStack
INFN-Napoli IT Silvio Pardi OpenStack
INFN-CNAF IT Elisabetta Ronchieri Davide Salomoni, Andrea Cristofori OpenStack
CETA-CIEMAT ES Abel Paz Miguel Ángel Díaz  ????
MTA SZTAKI HU Sandor Acs Peter Kotcauer, Gabor Kecskemeti OpenNebula
Cyfronet (NGI PL) PL Tomasz Szepieniec Marcin Radecki, Jan Meizner  ????
SURFsara NL Jhon Masschelein Maurice Bouwhuis, Machiel Jansen OpenNebula
CRNS/IPHC FR Jérôme Pansanel
ISRGrid/IUCC IL Yossi Baruch
TUBITAK ULAKBIM TR Huseyin Cotuk Feyza Eryol, Onur Temizsoylu OpenStack
DESY DE Patrick Furhmann Paul Millar dCache Storage only
STFC/RAL UK Ian Collier Frazer Barnsley, Alan Kyffin
STFC/RAL Harwell Science UK Jens Jensen Castor Cloud storage only
UKIM MK Boro Jakimovski
IFAE / PIC ES Victor Mendez
UNIZAR-I3A / BIFI ES Ruben Valles Jaime Ibar Yubero OpenStack All services deployed and successfully tested
SAGrid ZA Bruce Becker
CSC FI Kalle Happonen
SRCE HR Emir Imamagic
GridPP UK Adam Huffman OpenStack Hosted at Imperial College


More information about the Resource Providers belonging to the FedCloud Testbed are available here.

Cloud Management Frameworks

The federation of IaaS Cloud resources in EGI is built upon the extensive autonomy of Resource Providers in terms of ownership of exposed resources. The different cloud providers may have different Cloud Managemnt Frameworks (ex. OpenNebula, OpenStack, etc...), the federation implies only that the CMF exposes a set of common interfaces (ex. OCCI for VM management, CDMI for Data management, etc...)

More in-depth information about the EGI Federated Cloud architecture and technology is provided here.

Compatible CMFs

The table below provides a list of the most famous CMFs and the status of the support of the EGI Federated Cloud interfaces.

Cloud Mgmt. Fram. Fed. AAI Monitoring[1] Accounting Img. Mgmt. OCCI CDMI
OpenStack Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
OpenNebula Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
StratusLab Yes Yes Yes - Yes[2] -
WNoDeS Yes Yes Yes - - -
Synnefo Yes Yes - - Yes -


Guides for deployment of the FedCloud interfaces for the most used Cloud Management Frameworks are reported below:


  1. Monitoring happens passive, i.e. no active integration from the side of Cloud Management Frameworks necessary.
  2. StratusLab’s OCCI support is based on OpenNebula. Since StratusLab will discontinue its integration with OpenNebula (see below), the future of StratusLab OCCI interface is unknown at this point in time.