The first GÉANT Cloud Workshop was held in Rome 13 & 14 October.

Close to 40 participants from around 30 NRENs attended the workshop, which concentrated on the adoption of services from the IaaS framework tender.

Day one was dedicated to the status and results of the tender, and what preparations the GÉANT Clouds team has done to support NRENs. The participants were active, and a lot of questions arose and were answered during the session.

Day two presented the audience with examples from three NRENs:

  • SURFnet (Netherlands)
  • HEAnet (Ireland)
  • UNINETT (Norway)

After these there were plenary and breakout discussions on the way forward. Some of the needs highlighted were:

  • We need relevant use cases and scenarios to give an idea of the cost and prices.
  • Can we reach the University CiOs at an European level?
  • How can we collaborate and help each other through shared activities and experiences.

Slides and notes are available in Box (requires login).