The Future of Cloud Computing, Strategies and Design – March 10, 2011 – Taormina (Italy)

Hotel Villari DiodoroTaormina, Italy

Bringing together over 120 participants, this event shone the spotlight on the outcomes and technology breakthroughs for Cloud computing by the pioneering European project RESERVOIR. RESERVOIR success stories for enterprise and government applications in the Cloud from SAP, Telefónica and THALES were showcased. IBM provided insights into RESERVOIR goals and achievements, defining the Cloud Computing concept and its applications. Participants were also treated to a demo of the RESERVOIR Framework with special emphasis on the OpenNebula open source component.



Web 2.0 is rapidly taking hold, offering “the web as a platform”. In parallel, traditional client-server computing is starting to lose ground as a new paradigm emerges – the Cloud Computing paradigm. Cloud Computing allows data centers to operate more like the Internet by enabling computing across a distributed, globally accessible fabric of resources, delivering service based on demand over the web, reducing software complexity and costs, expediting time-to-market, improving reliability and enhancing accessibility of consumers to government and business services. Thus, Cloud Computing represents a true materialization of Service-Oriented Computing’s visionary promise.

Resources and Services Virtualization without Barriers (RESERVOIR) has taken Cloud computing to the next level by enabling scale deployment and management of complex IT services across different administrative domains, IT platforms and geographies. RESERVOIR has provided a foundation for a service-based online economy, where – using virtualization technologies – resources and services are transparently provisioned and managed on an on-demand basis at competitive costs with high quality of service.

RESERVOIR received funding from the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme.


15:00 Opening
Antonio PULIAFITO, Professor, University of Messina

15:10 Cloud Computing and its Applications
Benny ROCHWERGER, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Haifa

15:20 Enabling Technologies, the OpenNebula Framework
Ignacio M. LLORENTE, Full Professor and Head of Research Group, Universidad
Complutense de Madrid

15:40 RESERVOIR Project: Goals and Achievements
Eliot SALANT, Research Staff Member, IBM Haifa 

16:00 Industrial and Government Applications in the Cloud, the RESERVOIR

16:45 RESERVOIR Demo, Running Real Applications on Federated Clouds
RESERVOIR Demonstration Team

17:30 Roundtable Experiences with Cloud computing

  • Vendor Strategies to Deliver Cloud Services
  • Monitoring Service Level Agreement in the Cloud
  • Outsourcing and Costs Reduction: What Benefits for SME and PA?
  • Potential Problems and Risks of Cloud Computing
  • Data Protection in the Cloud: Should I Trust It?
  • Public Administration and the Use of Cloud
  • Green Computing and Cloud

With Benny ROCHWERGER, IBM; Eliezer LEVY, SAP Research, Isabel MATRANGA, Engineering SpA; Giovanni TROMBETTA, Elsag Datamat;   and Massimo VILLARI, University of Messina

18:15 Open Questions and Closing Remarks



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