[occi-wg] Quick OCCI Update

Gary Mazz garymazzaferro at gmail.com
Mon Jun 8 14:05:16 CDT 2009

Hi Andre,

The issue was any document or external link I added to the wiki required 
the person viewing the doc or link to be logged in. Andy just reset my 
permission, I'll check it later.



Andre Merzky wrote:
> Hi Gary, 
> what is your problem with the wiki?  Your GridForge account
> has Member and Author permissions on the project, which
> should allow any action on the wiki.
> Best, Andre.
> Quoting [Gary Mazz] (Jun 08 2009):
>> Date: Mon, 08 Jun 2009 12:16:10 -0600
>> From: Gary Mazz <garymazzaferro at gmail.com>
>> To: "occi-wg at ogf.org" <occi-wg at ogf.org>
>> Subject: Re: [occi-wg] Quick OCCI Update
>> Before anyone hops on the snia bandwagon as an advocate, we need to 
>> assess the "level" in cloud architecture that the snai api addresses. We 
>> need to ask the question is their api an IaaS level api or  focuses at 
>> some other level. Or have we relegated ourselves to throwing everything  
>> we can find in a rubbish heap ?
>> Incorrectly positioning functions and features can/will adversely affect 
>> success of the IaaS interoperability specification and the 
>> implementability of the OCCI IaaS api.
>> I have included a diagram with a proposed division of responsibilities 
>> for each cloud layer.
>> If someone would like to add it the to wiki for comment, it would be 
>> appreciated. ( my occi wiki permissions aren't quite right)
>> Comments welcome, as aways.
>> -gary
>> Sam Johnston wrote:
>>> Afternoon all,
>>> Over the last few weeks I've been busy evangelising OCCI at various 
>>> cloud computing events througout Europe:
>>>    * Cloud Computing Expo - Prague (18, 19 May 2009)
>>>    * Cloud Computing Expo - London (20, 21 May 2009)
>>>    * Cloud Views Conference - Porto (28, 29 May 2009)
>>> In addition to doing the Introduction to the Open Cloud Computing 
>>> Interface (OCCI) 
>>> <http://docs.google.com/Presentation?id=ddqm27m2_298fsf9mqdg> 
>>> presentation I had the opportunity to sit on panels at the events and 
>>> to introduce "Interoperability" as the topic for Cloud Views 2010. It 
>>> was great to meet many of you and to have various opportunities to 
>>> discuss (often at length) the API - some great feedback was given and 
>>> good progress made on working towards consensus. We've found ways to 
>>> evict Atom from individual resources and adopt a simple key/value 
>>> descriptor format for a start which should make some of you very happy.
>>> I also spent 90 minutes running through and discussing OCCI with the 
>>> SNIA Cloud TWG at their last meeting (last week) which I think is a 
>>> great opportunity for us to ensure that our respective standards are 
>>> at least somewhat compatible and avoid a rerun of WS-* (I would hope 
>>> for example that we can use an SNIA descriptor format to define 
>>> non-trivial storage resources). Thijs is busy formalising this 
>>> arrangement and a similar one with the DMTF and I encourage those of 
>>> you who are interested in these projects to join them so we can get 
>>> some cross-pollination going on (especially those of you employed by 
>>> member companies - neither group is as open as we are).
>>> Anyway I'm back this week after my partner's surgery and between 
>>> looking after her while she recovers over the course of the month I'm 
>>> hoping we can make some good progress quickly. It's in all of our 
>>> interests to deliver while we still have an opportunity to be relevant 
>>> as the last thing we want is to end up playing follow the leader 
>>> (regardless of whether the leader happens to be VMware via DMTF or 
>>> Amazon with an "open" EC2).
>>> Cheers,
>>> Sam
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