The GÉANT SIG-CISS (Cloudy Interoperable Software Stacks) is proposed to be the successor of the long running TF-Storage task force of GÉANT with a wider scope extending from data storage to general cloud infrastructure software stacks, platforms and research workflows. The SIG brings together those who are building/operating R&E clouds and are willing to share strategy, design, deployment, performance optimization, application integration, interoperability, security and other related information, knowledge and best practices as well as participate in joint efforts aimed at addressing needs of academic environment related to building, operating, brokering cloud services and infrastructure and ensuring their interoperability.
1 - Raise the profile and visibility of the GÉANT SIG-CISS/OSO joint group within the OpenStack Community. SIG-CISS/OSO is a grassroots, self-support, loosely connected group of individuals mostly using the same or similar software stack (CEPH+OpenStack+Kubernetes) for their cloud services platforms. Concrete actions:
a) Register as a specific user group "SIG-CISS" at the OpenStack User Committee (use CERN and SWITCH as anchors)
b) Ask for a generic template to collect information about cloud deployments and map them out in a nice visual format
c) Investigate opportunities to develop a standard, IPv6 optimized, Ubuntu image with appropriate licenses to be shared across the community
Assigned to: Kalle Happonen
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