Contrail release 1.3 is now available for testing.
The Contrail release 1.3 is made for the security enthusiasts who wish to know more about securing the access to a federated Cloud infrastructure. The focus of this release is to provide the building blocks that will enable fine-grained security and which will be used in the final release of the Contrail platform. The developers demonstrate the usage of external Identity Providers with a Single Sign On (SSO) feature and the usage of OAuth tokens as a basis for the next release.
What's new in the release?
- Support for external Identity Providers (for example allowing login over Google)
- Support for SAML (exchange of attributes during login)
- Support for OAuth2 standard (securing API with OAuth tokes between the component calls)
- Authorization Server (fine grained control of token usage for the users and administrators)
- Dynamic-CA (for temporary services such as software defined networks SDNs for applications)
- Bug fixes of existing components
Release 1.3 builds upon a previous release 1.2 which introduced:
- SLA Manager on the provider level,
- Virtual Infrastructure Network (VIN),
- Federation updates to reflect additional functionality (SLA and VIN support),
- Updates have been made to the security part as well, adding basic OAuth 2.0 functionality.
More information: Contrail Software
Interested in a trial: Contrail testing
Business customers addressed by this Release:
- IT Service companies
- Private Clouds
- Public Clouds
- Cloud Brokers
- Community Cloud
|June 16 - 20, 2013||Booth 664 at ISC13||Leipzig, Germany|
|July 22 - 26, 2013||Contrail - Cloud Computing Summerschool 2013||Almere, The Netherlands|
|September 17, 2013||Personal Genome Project, DHH, EGI and Contrail tools||Madrid, Spain|
|September 18, 2013||The Contrail Approach for Interoperable #Clouds presented by Roberto Cascella at Cloud Plug Fest||Madrid , Spain|
|September 24, 2013||Presentation: Creating a Testbed for the Dutch Health Hub with Contrail Cloud||Heidelberg, Germany|
|January 23, 2014||Contrail Business Day||Rome, Italy|
The Contrail White Paper "Overview of the Contrail system, components and usage" is available for download. The White Paper provides an overview of the Contrail system and components and describes several use cases and business opportunities.
Supply of, and demand for computational capacity is elastic. Some companies are are falling short, others have capacity in abundance. More often than not the need or surplus in computational power or storage capacity is temporary. Wouldn't it be wonderful if the surplus of one corporation could (temporarily) alleviate the wantage of the other. A consortium of ten organisations from six European countries started on a collaborative project to enable just that. The Contrail project aims to design, implement, evaluate and promote an open source computational cloud wherein users can limitlessy share resources.
The Contrail project will run for a period of three years and will show tangible results:
- Contrail will provide a complete Cloud platform which integrates a full Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform- as-a-Service offer.
- Contrail will allow Cloud providers to seamlessly integrate resources from other Clouds with their own infrastructure.
- Contrail will break the current customer lock-in situation by allowing live application migration from one cloud to another.
- Contrail will be fully available in open-source.