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Re: Open Cloud Computing Interface Blueprint Implementation



It's wonderful to see this work coming to fruition! In my day job, I come in contact with any number of organizations across the USG that are all demanding open cloud standards to avoid vendor lock-in and promote portability and interoperability. We have to do everything we can to promote open standards such as OCCI. OCCI, along with OVF and CDMI, were mentioned several times by name in the NIST Federation Cloud Technology Roadmap. We are working to get several projects started as part of the NIST Priority Action Plans to demonstrate usage in concrete scenarios. There is tremendous interest in the USG wrt OpenStack for these reasons, along with the need for truly open APIs.

I regret that I cannot be at the OCCI unconference -- I will be in DC at that time discussing some of these very issues. Let's tag-up afterwards.

Best regards,


Dr. Craig A. Lee
Open Grid Forum, Board of Directors, Past President
Senior Scientist
The Aerospace Corporation

The Aerospace Corporation operates a non-profit,
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On 4/15/12 7:05 AM, Edmonds, AndrewX wrote:
Hi all,

Just a post to let you all know that the implementation for the Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI) [1] blueprint [2] has been placed up on Gerrit [3], with some great feedback there already. By having this API exposed out of OpenStack, large projects such as FutureGrid [4], EGI FedCloud [5], FIware [6] and CompatibleOne [7] (as well as others some listed here [8]) can leverage OpenStack as an infrastructure platform and in so growing the OpenStack community and adoption all the more! This also has the backing of recommendations from the UK [9] and German Governments [10]. Details of what it can do can be found in the OpenStack wiki [11]. This is work that has been carried out by Intel Labs Europe in the Cloud Service Lab and is partially funded by FIware [6] and echoes in spirit, as does the OCCI working group's principles, much of what Thierry Carrez wrote in his recent blog post [12].

Further, there are an unconference session facilities [13] will be held at next week's design summit where further discussion can happen. It would be super if those interested or sceptical could attend this, especially from the aspect of learning more.


[1]  http://www.occi-wg.org
[2]  https://blueprints.launchpad.net/nova/+spec/bexar-open-cloud-compute-interface
[3]  https://review.openstack.org/6410
[4]  http://www.future-grid.org
[5]  https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/Fedcloud-tf:FederatedCloudsTaskForce
[6]  http://www.fi-ware.eu
[7]  http://www.compatibleone.org
[8]  http://occi-wg.org/community/implementations/
[9]  http://occi-wg.org/2011/02/21/occi-and-the-uk-government-cloud/
[10]  http://occi-wg.org/2012/03/18/german-government-recognises-occi-as-leading-the-cloud-standards-arena/
[11] http://wiki.openstack.org/occi
[12] http://fnords.wordpress.com/2012/04/04/ask-not-what-openstack-can-do-for-you/
[13] http://occi-wg.org/2012/04/14/occi-at-the-openstack-design-summit/

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