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EGI.eu and the University of Messina provided training on Europe's largest scientific federated Cloud at the Cloud Summerschool Almere

Almere 2013-08-19
For the first time ever, students received practical training access to Europe's largest federated scientific Cloud. Tutors from the University of Messina at the Cloud Summerschool Almere provided practical examples on sensor Cloud computing. Students gained access to the EGI Federated Cloud and ran these examples on resource providers in the Czech Republic (CESnet) and in Spain (CESGA). What made this first time experience challenging was that the secure production Cloud was used. So, instead of running on an artificial simplified local Cloud, the students ran their applications in a real secure federated Cloud environment. EGI.eu intends to use these experiences to set up a regular service to support Cloud summerschools and training sessions.

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ConPaaS team to launch ConPaaS-1.2 introducing Platform-as-a-Service over multi-clouds

Amsterdam/Leipzig 2013-06-17
The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Contrail consortium have launched Contrail PaaS (ConPaaS) release 1.2. This release extends ConPaaS with multi-cloud deployment, and support for complex applications.

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Paving the way to the Cloud
The Cloud Summerschool 2013 will take place from July 22 to July 26 in Almere, the Netherlands.

Almere 2013-06-05
This year Almere, conveniently located near Amsterdam Airport, will once again host a Cloud Computing Summerschool that will bring together students from all over the world. Keynote lectures will be given by leading European Cloud experts and major Cloud projects such as Contrail. Hence, students get lectures from the persons that are paving the way to the Cloud.

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ConPaaS team to launch ConPaaS-1.1

2013, February 4, Amsterdam - The Netherlands
The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Contrail consortium have launched Contrail PaaS (ConPaaS) release 1.1. Until ConPaaS, considerable system administrator skills were needed to deploy applications in the Cloud. ConPaaS simplifies the way applications can be started and managed in the Cloud. With ConPaaS, deploying applications making full use of the capabilities of the Cloud requires only a few mouse clicks.
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The Contrail project is proud to present its first complete set of interoperable Cloud federation tools

2012, October 23, Bled - Slovenia
Cloud computing is more and more being used. However, with the increased usage, also issues come up that seem to become more and more of a problem. Two years ago, the Contrail project set out to tackle a number of these very hard to handle problems. Now, after a long development and extensive testing phase the first set of collaborating tools is available. They can be used as independent tools or as an integrated set.
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ConPaaS 1.0 changes the way Cloud applications are deployed and managed

2012, October 23, Amsterdam - The Netherlands
The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Contrail consortium announced Contrail PaaS (ConPaaS) release 1.0. ConPaaS simplifies the way applications can be started and managed in the Cloud.
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Contrail Cloud Summerschool Almere welcomes 35 students from 15 countries

2012, July 23, Almere - The Netherlands
Today about 35 students will start with a one week intense Summerschool training on Cloud computing.
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Contrail proudly presents its first software component: ConPaaS.

2011, August 29, Amsterdam - The Netherlands
With ConPaaS, bringing hundreds of web servers and application servers on-line is done with no more than a single mouse click.
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Defining the federated Cloud

2011, January 24, Rennes - France
In Rennes (FR) some twenty scientist gathered for their second general technical meeting.
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Kick-off of the Contrail Project

2010. November 9. Amsterdam - The Netherlands
At the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Contrail Project partners gathered for their kick-off meeting.
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