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BoF Session on Cloud Computing API at Open Grid Forum 25

Towards a Standard API for IaaS Clouds

A BoF ("birds of a feather") session on Cloud Computing API was organized at Open Grid Forum 25 in Catania (Italy). The session focused on the charter and the creation of a Group inside OGF to work on the development of an API specification for the dynamic deployment, using an appropriate descriptor language, control and monitor of virtual machines. The scope of the specification will be all the high level functionality required for the life-cycle management of virtual machines which is needed to support automated service elasticity. The new specification will facilitate the integration of the service management components that are being built on top of cloud infrastructures.

The agenda included presentations from relevant players in the cloud ecosystem. An audio recording is also available. OGF has created a new mailing list to discuss engagement and next steps.

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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.