Lightning talk on OpenNaaS at EGI Technical Forum 2013 has been very well welcomed!

Madrid, tuesday 17th September, 2013.
Michel Drescher (Technical Manager, EGI) invited a DANA representative to present OpenNaaS at the Cloud Computing Lightning Talks of the European Grid Infrastructure Technical Forum 2013.

A total of seven talks were invited, mainly from the Grid and Cloud community in Europe. After all presentations were made, the numerous audience was requested to vote for selecting only the three more interesting talks and grant them an extended slot for providing technical details. OpenNaaS presentation was one of the three most voted, revealing explicit curiosity on how to handle networks for federating clouds and interconnecting data centers.

Potential collaboration between EGI and OpenNaaS community is now on the table, specially on how OpenNaaS could be a technology provider for federating clouds in EGI, in terms of network infrastructure provisioning. Promising work ahead!

Our sincere thanks to Michel for the opportunity and the EGI community for a warm welcome.

About Joan A. García-Espín

M.Sc. Joan A. García-Espín ( is the Director of the Distributed Applications and Networks Area (DANA) of the i2CAT Foundation. He received his Telecommunication Engineering degree from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in 2007. He wrote his Master Thesis in design and implementation of TE-enabled, DiffServ-aware MPLS networks for providing end-to-end QoS, also in 2007. He is a PhD candidate in the Telematics Engineering Department of the UPC. He is currently working in European projects FP7 GEYSERS (WP3 Leader) and GÉANT3. He has also participated in various European projects such as FP6 PHOSPHORUS and FP7 FEDERICA, and national (Spanish) projects including Enigma, Enigma Enhanced (Enigma II) and E3MS. He owns experience in optical networking, dynamic switching and management systems for networks, QoS and DiffServ for MPLS networks and infrastructure virtualisation. He is an active contributor to the NSI-wg and ISOD-rg gropus in the Open Grid Forum. His main research interests are cooperative agent interaction for network service provisioning, infrastructure virtualisation and network resource sharing and allocation.
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