The EGI Federated Cloud is a large inter-continental standard-based cloud infrastructure for research that supports a large variety of scientific applications.
In the Sci-GaIA project we are fostering the creation of an African research cloud and having sites interoperable with the EGI FedCloud would open a plethora of possibilities for collaboration. Furthermore, the Africa Grid Science Gateway is already able to submit jobs to EGI FedCloud sites and/or to sites interoperable with it.
The entry point to configure a cloud site to be compliant with the EGI FedCloud middleware stack is this one.
EGI FedCloud supports 3 open cloud middleware. It means that you can base your cloud site installation on one of the following open cloud software:
Inside Sci-GaIA there is a very good know-how regarding OpenStack so we suggest system administrators interested in being supported to make that choice.
If you want to start the installation of a cloud site interoperable with the EGI FedCloud, or you already have a cloud site and want to install the EGI FedCloud middleware, feel free to reply to this post.