RESERVOIR’s open-source approach supports the definition of open standards for Cloud computing in order to break the lock-in imposed by vendors today and allowing any organization to build its own local or public Cloud infrastructure.

The development of open standards is mainly through complex voluntary technical work undertaken by stakeholders from academia and industry across diverse standards bodies that are often international in scope.

Some of the main achievements carried out by RESERVOIR project relate to:

  • Spearheading and establishing the Open Cloud Computing Interface Working Group (OCCI) within the Open Grid Forum (OGF). Implementing current specifications.
  • Extending the Open Virtualization Format (OVF) standard used for describing the virtual machine landscape and their elasticity rules. The OVF standard has been developed by the industry-led standards body, Distributed Management Task Force, Inc. (DMTF).