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Business Participation in RESERVOIR / OpenNebula Training Session

A wrap-up of the last OpenNebula community event

The RESERVOIR project organized an OpenNebula training session in Brussels on January 27-28, 2011. The training was given by CETIC and the DSA-Research.org group at UCM, taking place in the IBM Meeting Room at Digitaleurope. It featured an extensive tutorial on how to install, configure, tune and use OpenNebula to build Private, Hybrid and Public clouds. It also included a last session by IBM presenting its integrated Private Cloud Service Delivery Platform. The material from the training can be downloaded from the OpenNebula site and from the RESERVOIR site.

The event was attended by several organizations that actively use or are planing to use OpenNebula as their core toolkit to build clouds. Attendees included people from several companies, such as Capgemini, Guardis, 4D-Consult, Orange, Logica IT, Engineering, Alcatel-Lucent, Philips, SNCB and CAET; from grid and supercomputing centers, such as PDC, EGI,NIKHEF and JSC; from academia and research institutions, such as UPM and INRIA; and fromgovernment and public administration, such as European Commission. Many of these organizations have shown their interest to engage in the OpenNebula community. All in all, it turned out to be a successful and very formative event.

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Dr. Llorente is Director of the OpenNebula Project and CEO & co-founder at C12G Labs. He is an entrepreneur and researcher in the field of cloud and distributed computing, having managed several international projects and initiatives on Cloud Computing, and authored many articles in the leading journals and proceedings books. Dr. Llorente is one of the pioneers and world's leading authorities on Cloud Computing. He has held several appointments as independent expert and consultant for the European Commission and several companies and national governments. He has given many keynotes and invited talks in the main international events in cloud computing, has served on several Groups of Experts on Cloud Computing convened by international organizations, such as the European Commission and the World Economic Forum, and has contributed to several Cloud Computing panels and roadmaps. He founded and co-chaired the Open Grid Forum Working Group on Open Cloud Computing Interface, and has participated in the main European projects in Cloud Computing. Llorente holds a Ph.D in Computer Science (UCM) and an Executive MBA (IE Business School), and is a Full Professor (Catedratico) and the Head of the Distributed Systems Architecture Group at UCM.