(Timezone - Europe/Rome)
TNC22 (Trieste, Italy)


Trieste, Italy

SIG-CISS is a discussion forum for the Community to exchange know-how, best practices and to identify useful synergies on their Cloud activities. It spans from the coordination of the upstream contributions to key open source project dealing with the Cloud, to the common usage of the GÉANT Cloud procurement framework, in place to empower NRENs with effective means to support their member institutions in the adoption Cloud services.
SIG-CISS meets in person at TNC22 to discuss about interoperable Clouds in the GÉANT Community and report about the latest developments NRENs have been involved in, while providing Cloud services.

This SIG-CISS at TNC22 will likely be – based on what has been suggested so far, and given the total extension of the assigned time slot ( 2 x 1,5 h) – either a series of short talk from the NRENs describing the overall status of their cloud activities, or a thematic meeting dedicated to a specific topic  ( likely, storage services and implied challenges, to start with).

Meeting agenda at 

This event is a TNC22 side meeting. In order to attend, participants will need to purchase a €30 (€36 including VAT) side meeting pass on the TNC22 website

Remote participation will be supported. (no need to purchase pass for connecting from remote).

Remote connection will be available via Zoom on



  • Antonio Fuentes
  • Fabian Jusufi
  • I Jeries
  • Luis Aguirregaray
  • Monique Pellinkhof
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    • 2:00 PM 2:10 PM
      Opening: SIG-CISS opening

      SIG-CISS Opening

      Convener: Mario Reale (GEANT)
    • 2:10 PM 3:00 PM
      NRENs cloud activities updates: Updates from the NRENs and the OCRE project

      NRENs will update the SIG members on the current and planned cloud activitties

      • 2:10 PM
        GARR Cloud activities report 15m

        Claudio Pisa will report on the latest Cloud activities in GARR

        Speaker: Claudio Pisa (GARR)
      • 2:25 PM
        GRNET Cloud activities update 5m

        Short, informal update on GRNET cloud activities

        Speaker: Kostas Koumantaros (GRNET – National Infrastructures for Research and Technology)
      • 2:30 PM
        Status update from the Cs3mesh4eosc project 15m
        Speaker: Guido Aben (AARNet)
      • 2:45 PM
        Free discussion slot 15m

        Slot available to discuss

    • 3:00 PM 3:30 PM
      Talks and updates on specific projects and services: Specific services of interest and emerging community requirements

      Slot available to show/report about new services and tools

      • 3:00 PM
        Update from the OCRE project 30m
        Speaker: Monique Pellinkhof
    • 4:00 PM 5:20 PM
      IT companies / vendors slot: IT companies

      IT companies and vendors show the latest offers for CPUs, storage, Cloud platforms

      Convener: Mario Reale (GEANT)
      • 4:00 PM
        HUAWEI hardware and cloud platform 40m

        HUAWEI will describe their hardware and cloud platform solutions

        Speaker: Luca D'Ambrosio (HUAWEI)
      • 4:40 PM
        DELL Powerstore Storage 40m

        DELL will describe their latest hardware and cloud platforms

        Speaker: Stevo Pelemis (DELL)
    • 5:20 PM 5:40 PM
      Final community discussion on next steps and joint activities

      Group discussion on next steps and joint activities

      Convener: Mario Reale (GEANT)