Increasingly, users are turning to hybrid cloud computing infrastructures for the deployment of their applications. Cloud federation, cloudbursting, and cloud brokering are some of the most popular models for combining multiple cloud computing providers into a single infrastructure. This webinar we discuss how the Fogbow middleware can be used to support different cloud combination models, both from the end-users’, as well as the cloud providers’ perspectives.
Francisco Brasileiro will present the main features provided by the middleware, and how it can be easily customised to combine multiple clouds, running different cloud orchestrators. Leandro Ciuffo will talk about RNP’s (the Brazilian NREN) plans to adopt Fogbow for the federation of clouds, and to enhance the portfolio of services that RNP offers to its community of users.
Cloud service providers, managers and users of these services, including cloud-based application developers.
Leandro Ciuffo is Associate Director of Advanced Internet in the Directorate of R&D at RNP (Brazil's National Research and Education Network). His work includes interacting with scientific communities concerning new approaches to advanced network use. Since 2011 he works with user engagement in the scope of Future Internet testbeds. From 2006 to 2009 he worked with Grid Computing and e-Science projects at INFN-Catania (Italy), being responsible for dissemination and user support activities. Currently Leandro is also involved in Open Research Data initiatives.
Francisco Brasileiro is a Full Professor at UFCG, and holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (UK). Since 2002 he has been actively involved in grid and cloud computing projects, concerning both the development of distributed computing infrastructures (DCIs), as well as the use of these DCIs to support e-Science and other applications. Prof. Brasileiro has more than 20 years of experience in the coordination of Research, Development & Innovation projects, including projects in the context of the coordinated calls between Brazil and the European Commission. He was the Brazilian Coordinator of the EUBrazil Cloud Connect project, and currently serves as the Brazilian Coordinator of the ATMOSPHERE project.