Welcome!

@DevOpsSummit Authors: Zakia Bouachraoui, Elizabeth White, Carmen Gonzalez, Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan

News Feed Item

Cloud Advisory Council Announces the Formation of Open BigCloud Group

The Cloud Advisory Council, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to develop and enable the next-generation cloud architecture, today announced the formation of the Open BigCloud group. The Open BigCloud group will bring together industry, academia, and research communities to shape the future of open cloud computing and Big Data.

The objective of the Open BigCloud group will be to advance understanding of how the revolutionary paradigm of cloud computing can be applied at extreme scales of computing, data processing, and integration with instruments. Those issues constitute the cornerstone of future innovation and require a broad spectrum of expertise ranging across architectures, networking, devops, and software systems.

“The Cloud Advisory Council is excited to lead the efforts in cloud computing and Big Data research,” said Eli Karpilovski, Chairman of the Cloud Advisory Council. “Our goal is to create an ecosystem of active contributing members where together we can establish ground-breaking results. We look forward to seeing the long-term impact of our results.”

“As open technologies such as Open Compute and OpenStack expand their footprint into the enterprise and academia, our goal is to build an open foundation across industry, academia, and research to help navigate the intersections of high performance computing (HPC), cloud computing, and Big Data,” said Paul Rad, Director of Cloud and Big Data at University of Texas San Antonio and Vice President of Open Research, Rackspace. “The BigCloud Foundation intends to enhance the international conversation by investigating Cloud and Big Data from workload perspective.”

"The Nimbus Project at Argonne National Laboratory pioneered Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud computing. Now that OpenStack and other open source efforts provide a solid open source platform, we have refocused our efforts on helping the scientific community through exploring cloud computing paradigm at extreme scales; we will leverage Nimbus for BigCloud activities," said Kate Keahey, creator of Nimbus and cloud scientist at Argonne National Laboratory.

The move aims to spur innovation and fuel a new ecosystem of collaboration – ranging from research, academia, to established enterprise players. Together with Internet2 and Cloud Advisory Council, this group shares a vision for creating a new innovation model that transforms how research and industry collaborate.

“To facilitate discovery across the disciplines, it is imperative that our scientists have the computational resources and knowledge to effectively explore theories and validate hypotheses. To this end, open platforms have allowed for dynamic innovation, fundamentals based user education, and cost controls in a dynamic and evolving ICT environment,” said Paul Brenner, University of Notre Dame Center for Research Computing. “The OBC collaboration will provide a foundation for commercial innovation while leveraging contributions from open academic discovery; working on common platforms where market competitors can share lower base infrastructure costs and investing, instead on new technical discoveries.”

The BigCloud group objectives will be as follows:

  • Understand, document and define requirements as well as barriers to adoption for applications relying on BigCloud capabilities
  • Develop relevant prototypes in the context of open source projects, such as OpenStack and Open Compute, to demonstrate and integrate innovation
  • Create connections between communities seeking to experiment with innovative computing resources and providers supporting such experimentation, in particular fostering a tighter connection between academia and research on one hand and industry on the other

"The Internet2 community applauds the creation of the Open BigCloud Group," said Steve Wolff, Internet2 chief technology officer. "The research and education community increasingly relies upon advances in cloud computing to meet the requirements of data-intensive research, especially as compute, storage, and network infrastructure are converging. We look forward to working with the Open BigCloud Group as it brings together researchers across academia, industry, and government to collaboratively accelerate the development of innovative cloud technologies."

The group will foster a “virtual innovation game room” community, interacting via symposiums and workshops, social media, and activities within special interest groups disseminating new solutions and proposals for cloud implementations on a large scale. An initial community meeting, giving raise to the BigCloud collaboration, has already taken place at Argonne National Laboratory http://www.rackspace.com/blog/cloud-hpc-and-open-technologies-converge-to-fuel-research-innovation/. The 2nd BigCloud Symposium will take place in May 7-8 at UTSA http://utsa.edu/today/2014/04/openbigcloud.html and bring together participants from industry, research centers, and academia to discuss issues arising in cloud computing in the Big Compute and Big Data context.

About the Cloud Advisory Council

The Cloud Advisory Council is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to develop the next generation cloud architecture, to provide cloud designers and IT managers with the tools needed to enable computing in the cloud, to strengthen the qualification and integration of cloud solutions and to provide best practices. The Cloud Advisory Council is led by a broad coalition of industry practitioners and corporations. For more information, visit www.cloudadvisorycouncil.com, or follow us on Twitter: @Cloud_Advisory.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@DevOpsSummit Stories
Bill Schmarzo, author of "Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business" and "Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science," is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He's written several white papers, is an avid blogger and is a frequent speaker on the use of Big Data and data science to power the organization's key business initiatives. He is a University of San Francisco School of Management (SOM) Executive Fellow where he teaches the "Big Data MBA" course. Bill was ranked as #15 Big Data Influencer by Onalytica. Bill has over three decades of experience in data warehousing, BI and analytics. He authored E...
Hackers took three days to identify and exploit a known vulnerability in Equifax’s web applications. I will share new data that reveals why three days (at most) is the new normal for DevSecOps teams to move new business /security requirements from design into production. This session aims to enlighten DevOps teams, security and development professionals by sharing results from the 4th annual State of the Software Supply Chain Report -- a blend of public and proprietary data with expert research and analysis.Attendees can join this session to better understand how DevSecOps teams are applying lessons from W. Edwards Deming (circa 1982), Malcolm Goldrath (circa 1984) and Gene Kim (circa 2013) to improve their ability to respond to new business requirements and cyber risks.
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like "How is my application doing" but no idea how to get a proper answer.
Enterprises are universally struggling to understand where the new tools and methodologies of DevOps fit into their organizations, and are universally making the same mistakes. These mistakes are not unavoidable, and in fact, avoiding them gifts an organization with sustained competitive advantage, just like it did for Japanese Manufacturing Post WWII.
DevOpsSUMMIT at CloudEXPO, to be held June 25-26, 2019 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises – and delivering real results. Among the proven benefits, DevOps is correlated with 20% faster time-to-market, 22% improvement in quality, and 18% reduction in dev and ops costs, according to research firm Vanson-Bourne. It is changing the way IT works, how businesses interact with customers, and how organizations are buying, building, and delivering software.