The GÉANT Cloud activity was present at the TNC Networking Conference in Prague in June.

On Tuesday 14 June, one parallel session from 16:00 to 17:30 was dedicated to Cloud topics, followed by the Cloud Café hosted by the clouds team.

The clouds session

The Cloud Café was organized as an informal discussion and exchange of ideas and experiences on the adoption of cloud services in general, and from the IaaS tender specifically.

The session gave an overview of the current landscape, how cloud service delivery is taking place and the roles NRENs are fulfilling. The presentations zoomed in on concrete opportunities:

  • The cloud collaboration of the European NRENs in GÉANT
  • A collective NREN IaaS tender in GÉANT, which will allow European NRENs to offer these services to their communities
  • Cloud network peerings
  • Two NREN use cases (presentations by SWITCH and SURFnet) on how to successfully deliver services and interact with the community
  • Experiences with file storage solutions: Seafile and OwnCloud (a presentation by PSNC and TF-storage)

See the slides or the archived stream from the session