Interviews

About Fogbow, the middleware for on-demand usage of resources. Interview with Francisco Brasileiro, UFCG. Cloud Pugfest in London, December 2014

Among the several tools developed within the EUBrazilCloudConnect project there is Fogbow, the middleware for on-demand usage of resources for federating private clouds. Professor Francisco Brasileiro, UFCG, Brazilian coordinator of the EUBrazilCloudConnect project, explaines more about the new current release oif Fogbow in this video-interview taken at the Cloud Pugfest in London, December 2014

The latest version of COMPSs Programming framework. Interview with Daniele Lezzi, BSC. Cloud Plugfest in London, December 2014

Video interview with Daniele Lezzi, BSC, filmed on 12 December 2014 in London at the Cloud Plugfes about COMPS superscalar (COMPSs), the programming framework that helps developers to deploy scientific applications on top of heterogeneous and distributed infrastructures. Courtesy of Primeur Magazine.

Interview with Wilson Peres, Senior Economic Officer at the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). January 2015

ECLAC, the Economic Commission for Latin American and the Caribbean, supports the development of public policies in the Region and can provide a regional, multi-sectorial overview of different issues. At Cloudscape Brazil ECLAC presented a diagnosis and recommendations regarding the development of cloud computing in the ECALAC region. A panel of international experts gave some insights and practical tips on privacy, security, contractual and data protection issues, which are bound to remain hot topics for both Brazil and Europe in the foreseeable future. Wilson Peres, Senior Economic Officer at the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), took part in the discussion presenting the ECLAC vision.

Interview with José Luiz Ribeiro Filho, Director of Services and Solutions of RNP. January 2015

To keep up with a growing demand from it’s network of users RNP, the Brazilian NREN, (Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa), has turned to a hybrid, community and federated cloud to supply its services. The hybrid model allows RNP to act as a public (commercial) contract broker for “low risk” services, such as student e-mail, document sharing, etc. Through the community model, universities and research institutes can offer their own data centre infrastructure either fully or partially, to the national cloud. Besides this, RNP is comparing public/commercial cloud services, business models, pricing and contract clauses so that they can start a pilot which will assess the broker role, as planned for the hybrid model.
We spoke to José Luiz Ribeiro Filho, Director of Services and Solutions RNP to find out more about this choice.

Interview with Alfonso Ríos Alonso, Indra Sistemas, Spain and member of EUBrazil Cloud Connect External Expert Committee. December 2014

Large companies have a key role to play in supporting innovation in the marketplace and increase uptake of cloud services. Indra, which operates in 138 countries, is one example of this. Its leadership in Spain and the Americas is particularly relevant to EUBrazilCloudConnect. Strengthening ties between the project and this global player can help turn assets from EUBrazilCloudConnect into new solutions benefitting different market sectors and regions with significant social impact.
This interview was done in November 2014, and we are now pleased to publish it.