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Thursday, May 15 • 4:10pm - 4:50pm
The Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC) a New Model to Operate and Innovate in a Vendor Neutral Cloud

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The Massachusetts Open Cloud (MOC) is a new, non-profit public cloud being created in Massachusetts. It will be the product of collaboration between the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, five large research universities (MIT, Harvard, BU, NE, and UMass), and an array of private sector partners. It will be located at the 15MW Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC) in Holyoke.
The MOC will stand apart from existing single-provider clouds by enabling multiple entities to provide (rather than just consume) computing resources and services on a level playing field. Big and small companies, and even researchers, can expose their hardware or software services through the MOC, make them available to a large community of users, and derive revenue from doing so.
We will discuss the vision and status of the project, the central role OpenStack plays in its implementation, and some of the required changes needed in OpenStack to enable a multi-provider open cloud.

Speakers
avatar for Jan Mark Holzer

Jan Mark Holzer

CTO Office, Red Hat
Before joining Red Hat I worked at DEC/Compaq/HP in their Tru64 UNIX engineering group,later moved into their architecture strategy group | Joined Red Hat in 2004 to become a member of the CTO Office | Focusing on customer engagments and engineering relationships | Interested in large scale OpenStack deployments and how to operationalize them |   |  
avatar for Orran Krieger

Orran Krieger

Director Cloud Computing Initiative Boston University
Orran Krieger is a Resident Fellow of the


Thursday May 15, 2014 4:10pm - 4:50pm
Room B102

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