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Interconnected Private Clouds for Universities and Researchers

OpenCloudMesh is a joint international initiative under the umbrella of the GÉANT Association that is built on ownCloud’s open Federated Cloud sharing application programming interface (API) taking Universal File Access beyond the borders of individual Clouds and into a globally interconnected mesh of research clouds - without sacrificing any of the advantages in privacy, control and security an on-premises cloud provides. OpenCloudMesh provides a common file access layer across an organization and across globally interconnected organizations, whether the data resides on internal servers, on object storage, in applications like SharePoint or Jive, other ownClouds, or even external cloud systems such as Dropbox and Google (syncing them to desktops or mobile apps, making them available offline).

Concept document

The OpenCloudMesh concept document was produced by ownCloud Inc. and first distributed on 23 July 2015

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Community effort

A collaborative project was established under the umbrella of GÉANT called the OpenCloudMesh project on 22 October 2015. The kick-off meeting was held in Vienna, Austria.

The project is co-managed by Christian Schmitz (ownCloud), Jakub Moscicki (CERN) and Peter Szegedi (GÉANT). This combination of project management ensures that all the major stakeholders – GÉANT National Research and Education Networks, CERN research community and ownCloud Inc. as a commercial company with its open source developers community – are equally represented in the project and the technical, management and business aspects are well-covered.

The collaborative project is fully open to any participation and in-kind contributions. Interested parties can subscribe to the mailing list at:

ocm-all@lists.geant.org...

Stakeholders

Name

Organization

Interest / Involvement / Role

RACI

Stakeholder Comments

Peter Szegedi

GÉANT

Project management

A, R

Committed

Jakub Moscicki

CERN

Project management

A, R

Committed

Christian Schmitz

ownCloud Inc.

Project management

A, R

Committed

Rogier Spoor

 

SURFnet

 

Contribute to the specifications and development

R, C

 

Ron Trompert

SURFsara

Contribute to the specifications and development

R, C

 

Christoph Herzog

SWITCH

Contribute to the specifications and development

R, C

 

Guido Aben

AARNet

Contribute to the specifications and development

R, C

 

Holger Angenent

Sciebo / Uni Münster

Contribute to the specifications and development

R, C

 

David Antoš

 

CESNET

Contribute to the specifications and development

R, C

 

Frederik Orellana

 

DeIC

Contribute to the specifications and development

R, C

 

Kurt Bauer

ACOnet / Uni Vienna

Contribute to the specifications and development

R, C

 

Jari Miettinen

CSC/Funet / EUDAT

Contribute to the specifications and development

I

 

Project plan

   
   
   

History

  • Around early 2012, TF-Storage participants started to actively look into data storage software platforms in order to provide on-premise file-based sync&share (aka. Dropbox-like) services to their constituencies.
    • Some NRENs even ventured into the development of a proof-of-concept tool called the Trusted Cloud Drive (TCD) under TERENA
  • By mid 2013, ownCloud appeared to be the most promising one with a growing open-source development community behind.
  • In December 2013, the GÉANT Association (formerly known as TERENA) and ownCloud Inc. made an agreement that serves to facilitate the desire of various National Research and Education Networking organisations (NRENs) to introduce services based on ownCloud technology and/or to offer the technology to their constituencies.
  • As part of this collaboration effort, in January 2015, ownCloud initiated an idea (aka. OpenCloudMesh) to interconnect the individual on-premise private cloud domains at the server side in order to provide federated sharing and syncing functionality between the different administrative domains.
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