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Objective of Meeting

CloudCamp is an unconference where early adopters of Cloud Computing technologies exchange ideas. With the rapid change occurring in the industry, we need a place where we can meet to share our experiences, challenges, and solutions. At CloudCamp, you are encouraged to share your thoughts in several open discussions, as we strive for the advancement of Cloud Computing. End users, IT professionals, and vendors are all encouraged to participate.

The CloudCamp at the San Francisco conference was hosted by The Open Group and conducted as a separate event by the CloudCamp organization.


The meeting was facilitated by CloudCamp founder Dave Nielsen. It followed the standard CloudCamp "unconference" format, with 5-minute lightning talks, an "unpanel", and free-discussion breakouts.

The lightning talks were on:

  • Selecting a Cloud Strategy
  • Nimbula Hybrid Cloud
  • Enterprise PaaS
  • Enterprise Apps in the Cloud
  • Big Data

The "unpanel" consisted of volunteers who answered the following questions on enterprise Cloud Computing:

  • Where does the virtual data center fit?
  • What are the solutions to the enterprise applications management problem?
  • What options are there for enterprise-class performance metrics?
  • What is the appetite for open source when building enterprise private cloud?
  • How does the traditional QA and development team process change?

The meeting then split into breakout groups to discuss:

  • Enterprise-grade hybrid cloud
  • Machine learning

After 30-minutes' dscussion, these first two discussions concluded, and the participants reorganized themselves into a further three breakouts:

  • Things that impact private cloud project success
  • PaaS Software
  • Open Stack

The CloudCamp concept is of an "unconference" where early adopters of Cloud Computing technologies exchange ideas. The first phase of take-up has now passed, and the experience of the first adopters has been consolidated and captured for the benefit of the mainstream. Nevertheless, the dynamic CloudCamp format remains popular, and the level of valuable information transfer remains high.

Dave Nielsen is now planning to set up a demo center where those adopters can experiment with setting up private clouds. This transition from idea to experiment reflects the changing status of mainstream cloud adoption.


There were no formal outputs from the meeting. To benefit from CloudCamp, you must be there!

Next Steps

While there are no specific plans, it is likely that CloudCamps will be hosted by The Open Group at future conferences.


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