Responsible for the successful set-up and execution of the federated Cloud training sessions were Michel Drescher, Technical Manager at EGI.eu and Massimo Villari, professor at the University of Messina. Local support was provided by the Windesheim University and Genias Benelux.
Massimo Villari commented: "For us this is a step towards Cloud 2.0. where everything is much easier to set up."
Michel Drescher commented: "For EGI.eu this was a very good experience, getting out of our comfort zone and not only provide services to scientists, but also to tutors. I also learned a lot from working with the students that brought in some fresh ideas."
In a video-interview available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jll0ycWgH6w Michel Drescher and Massimo Villari explain the challenges that had to be overcome to make this first lab session over a production federated Cloud possible. Massimo Villarri said in the interview it was interesting for him to interact with EGI, as he is looking into new types of Clouds. It is really important for students to put everything inside a real Cloud and put together the concepts of EGI Cloud, federation and sensors. Michel Drescher said that the success was not only in EGI providing the infrastructure, but also in the contact with the students that nudge into fresh thinking.
The Cloud computing Summerschool Almere 2013 (http://cloudsummerschool.com) took place 22-26 July 2013 and was supported by the municipality of Almere and the Contrail project. It brought together students from all over the world and tutors from all over Europe.
The video interview took place on July 26, 2013 following the Almere Cloud Summerschool 2013.